Eyebrow switch

Technology Wearables
Eyebrow switch


Want to control music and more with your eyebrows? Try the Brauswitch by Robert Carlsen:

The Brauswtich is a digital switch to be worn on the forehead, just above the eyebrows. Raising one or both eyebrows will close the switch. There is a small gap between the upper and lower portions of the headband. It is made with a heavy burlap; the upper portion is stiffer than the lower portion which generally moves less as the eyebrows are raised and enables the switching motion. It was designed without a specific output in mind; the task was to work within the confines of the assigned body part – in this case the head and torso. In class we attached each of our switches to an Arduino +WaveSheild and used them to trigger sound effects. When adjusted correctly, it takes a very subtle movement to activate the switch although larger movements will work as well. Nothing groundbreaking here, but this was my first experience working with conductive fabric to build a wearable circuit. I may be hooked.

Via Fashioning Technology.


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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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