The video above features the “Super Guitar Licks Rock Star Jacket,” the brainchild of Karen O’s stylist Christian Joy (skip to 3:06 to watch it in action). She wanted to create a piece of wearable tech that drew its inspiration from the heralded denim jackets of the 80’s that were so often customized with patches, spikes, and studs.
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The resulting apparel has several LED PCBs sewn into it that are controlled by a piece of software written for Intel’s Ultrabook laptop. This was a project spawned by a challenge from Intel to propose and complete a project in 28 days. Christian had friends in the music and tech world bring the idea to fruition.
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The lights on the jacket are responding to specific frequencies being played on a guitar, so that different parts of the jacket light up at different times and with varying frequency. The LEDs look super-bright– sure to add enough sparkle and shine to any guitar solo.

Images by Intel UK

[via The Creators Project]