Ugly Interactive Xmas Sweater

The Ugly Interactive Xmas Sweater is a wearable electronics composed of LEDs which lights up one by one as people get close to it. If nobody is surrounding the wearer then it stays off. The sweater is meant as a experimental answer to social anxiety since it needs the presence of others to work. Or if you stay close enough to a wall it will work too but nobody will see the lights so it’s better to use it as a social experiment.

It is working thanks to a Time-of-Flight distance sensor connected to a Lilypad Arduino and three NeoPixel LEDs each programmed to switch ON and OFF at a different distance.

Solo project.

Tasks : Design, Electronics, Programming, Maker