Lighting up you life

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Lighting up you life

Postby meteorite » Tue Mar 06, 2012 6:12 pm

I don't know who did the translation on this, but it does seem to lack sensitivity to certain nuances of the English langauge. Still, it also sounds like great fun, so struggle through it...

Novelties: Wearable Electronics Are Making a Statement

Wearable wiring are starting to dress adult gowns, handbags and even tuxedos, and not only in one-of-a-kind costumes ragged by a likes of Fergie, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga or other divas.

For a rest of us, designers and others are starting to offer such sell online — giving it bling by approach of conductive thread, sensors, batteries and tiny microprocessors. And daytime computerized wearables are on a way, like T-shirts and coats that can uncover full-length videos or use GPS to indicate we to your destination.

Moon Berlin, a German conform tag of a association Franken Bruns, recently non-stop an online emporium that sells perfect dresses with white LEDs underneath a perfect fabric. The LEDs wink gently during first, afterwards gleam some-more greatly as a wearer moves, says Christian Bruns, co-owner of Franken Bruns. (The batteries are excellent for 8 or some-more hours. You can always spin them off if wish to save power.)

Already renouned on a Web site are accessories like fiber-optic brooches and LED-illuminated buy pocketbooks. And men’s cooking jackets with a hold of LED shine are on a way, Mr. Bruns says.

If we wish to try your possess palm during formulating a computerized, electronic glow, Adafruit Industries, a New York association that makes and sells kits and components, will shortly deliver a small, wearable microprocessor called Flora to control LEDs or other electronic adornments. Becky Stern, who leads a company’s wearable wiring group, will rise projects and kits formed on it for crafters.

“Pop stars have costumes done by ateliers during outrageous cost,” Ms. Stern says, adding that her company’s products would “let we make these electronic wearables during home for a fragment of that.”

Electronics offer a new dimension to people who pattern and make clothing, says Kate Hartman, an partner highbrow of wearable and mobile record during OCAD University in Toronto.

“Designers are accustomed to operative with texture, tone and form,” Professor Hartman says. “But now wiring gives us another entrance of expression.”

In a final decade, a use of soft, stretchable wiring in wardrobe has grown as record has improved, she says. Conductive fabric, thread or yarn, as excellent as microprocessors that can be sewn into cloth, can be found during Web sites like SparkFun.com.

>>>>> There is something about the thought of a t-shirt that illuminates the central picture, and then plays a track from the rock concert it's commemorating, that sort of intrigues and scares me - I'm not sure which reaction is stronger. :lol:
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