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Bluetooth Connected Musical T-shirts

The Touch Board just got wearable!

Project ‘John Paul George and Me’ is a collection of wearable musical t-shirts kids created by Selina Reiterer and Constantinos Miltiadis. Each t-shirt represents a specific instrument and all together form a rock ensemble, that includes guitar, bass and drums. Each shirt has a distinct pattern, based on the attributes of the instrument it represents. The patterns were silk-screen printed on plain T-shirts with a conductive paint for fabric.

Each shape forms a uniform conductive space, sensitive to touch. The Touch Board is placed in a removable pocket in the back of each garment, and connected to the shapes with conductive thread. The signals produced, are in turn sent to a mobile application via Bluetooth LE (Low Energy). The application itself is multi-platform and runs on both Android and iOS devices. Its purpose is to receive the touch signals wirelessly and playback sound in real-time.

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Materials

To begin you will need:

1 x Touch Board
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1 x Mobile device
1 x T-shirt
1 x Battery
1 x Adafruit Bluetooth Low Energy Board
Conductive, washable textile paint
Conductive thread

The boys looked like they had a great time playing with the interactive shirts.

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Date Posted

2015/10/30

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