See-thru-me is a project by Meg Grant that uses LEDs and light sensitive resistors to give the effect of light being passed through the body. When a light is shined on the wearer’s back, the LEDs on the front light up in the corresponding place. It seems to me based on the pictures that there aren’t any microcontrollers being used in this project, just each photoresistor controlling one LED. [via Fashioning Technology]

Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern (sternlab.org is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).


  • Nate

    I like that a lot :)

  • Anonymous

    How do you wash it?

  • Becky Stern

    Just take the batteries out ;]

  • Just Stoppingby

    Would a little cooler if it worked on both sides. Then it could have more practicle apss.

  • megg

    you’re right, becky, no microcontrollers, just 36 separate circuits (sharing batteries) as you describe. and yes, once the batteries are removed, it is completely washable. thanks for blogging my project! :)

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