Josh Billions demonstrates the Mapbag at Maker Faire Bay Area 2011. It is a bicycle messenger bag with a ring of vibrating motors sewn into its strap, whose positions correspond to compass points. This soft circuit project uses a LilyPad Arduino in conjunction with the GPS feature in an iPhone, allowing the user to set a destination and be given constant haptic feedback through the fabric in order to stay on course. Mapbag acts as an exploratory wayfinding tool – a fun and useful alternative to a standard turn-by-turn map.
Check out more videos from Maker Faire.
- North-Finding LED Skirt
- CRAFT Video: LilyPad Arduino 101
- CRAFT Video: LilyPad Arduino Bike Patch
- LilyPad Arduino pillow
- LilyPad Arduino with Fabric Snaps