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The Masai Dress by Studio 5050 uses metal beads and conductive thread to trigger sound playback. The wearer’s motion makes the strands of beads swish across the stitched conductive stripes on the front of the garment, creating an occasional electrical connection that is sensed by the circuitry in the collar. [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”).


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