Wearables

Detecting Air Quality With Awesome Fashion

Detecting Air Quality With Awesome Fashion

Detecting air quality certainly sounds important, but also sounds kind of dull. This project from Geeky Faye turns that concept on it’s head with a beautiful piece of fashion. Embedding an air quality sensor and a whole bunch of LEDs in a 3D printed frame, Allie managed to create a stunning display that really catches […]

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Anouk Wipprecht Teams With Swarovski To Make A ‘Heartbeat Dress’

Anouk Wipprecht Teams With Swarovski To Make A ‘Heartbeat Dress’

Our friend and incredible designer Anouk Wipprecht is back with another interesting take on digital fabrication, wearable electronics, and fashion. This time, she’s teaming up with Swarovski Crystal. This dress, called the Heartbeat Dress will monitor your heartbeat and reflect those vital rhythms in a central pendant. Wipprecht spent some time doing an artist in […]

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Future Fashion: Building A Self-Lacing Corset

Future Fashion: Building A Self-Lacing Corset

I’ve always been intrigued by self-lacing shoes. I first saw them in Back to the Future Part II and I was blown away when Nike developed their own. But I wondered… could I put a self-lacing mechanism into a corset? In this video, I walk you through how I made a self-lacing corset. I started […]

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Maker Spotlight: LeeLee James The Twirling Tech Goddess

Maker Spotlight: LeeLee James The Twirling Tech Goddess

Name: LeeLee James Where are you located? Boulder, CO What is your day job? Student Do you attend a makerspace/fablab/hackerspace? Yes, Blow Things Up lab and Correll Robotics lab on CU Boulder’s campus, Solid State Depot in Boulder, and BLDG 61 in the Boulder Public Library. Twitter | Instagram | Youtube What kinds of stuff […]

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Backstabbing, Social Climbing, and Tech… Or The History Of Fingernails

Backstabbing, Social Climbing, and Tech… Or The History Of Fingernails

For this week’s Make:<<Rewind, we found this fascinating talk by Tanya Fish about the history of fingernails. Have you ever considered the social significance of fingernails? Can you imagine that people have died because of how they decorated their fingers? Follow along as Tanya connects the dots all the way up to modern day wearable […]

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Behind The Curtain With Anouk Wipprecht, Cirque du Soleil, and SAP

Behind The Curtain With Anouk Wipprecht, Cirque du Soleil, and SAP

This year for New York Fashion Week, Cirque du Soleil will be unveiling some high tech wonders. They wanted to play with the idea of “The Future of Live Entertainment” and to that end, brought in designer Anouk Wipprecht, known for her tech infused digitally fabricated wearable wonders. This creation is meant to be an […]

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