Fashion Geek by Diana EngFashion + Technology You've seen it on the runway and the red carpet - clothing and accessories that combine the world of fashion with the modern sleekness of tech. And now, the know-how to create these fashions for your own wardrobe is at your fingertips with Fashion Geek. Project Runway contestant and author Diana Eng teaches you both the sewing and technology basics you need to create your own light-up skirt, twinkling shoes and music-filled hoodie. With step-by-step instructions and how-to photos, learning the ins and outs of creating with LEDs, EL wire and zigzag stitches couldn't be easier. Learn to: Hack a pedometer to create sparkling shoes Sew headphones into a handmade monster hat Disguise your flash drive as a fabulous necklace Create light-up buttons to sew onto any jacket With Fashion Geek, every day will be your own tech fashion show!
Practical Fashion Tech by Joan Horvath; Lyn Hoge; Rich CameronPull back the curtain on making fun and innovative costumes and accessories incorporating technologies like low-cost microprocessors, sensors and programmable LEDs. Fashion tech can require skills in design, pattern-making, sewing, electronics, and maybe 3D printing. Besides the tech skills, making a good costume or accessory also requires knowledge of the intangibles of what makes a good costume. This book is a collaboration between two technologists and a veteran teacher, costumer, and choreographer. Regardless of whether you are coming at this from the theater costuming, sewing, or electronics side, the authors will help you get started with the other skills you need. More than just a book of projects (although it has those too), Practical Fashion Tech teaches why things are done a certain way to impart the authors' collective wealth of experience. Whether you need a book for a wearable tech class or you just want to get started making fantastic costumes and wearables on your own, Practical Fashion Tech will get you there. What you will learn: The fundamentals of both the sewing and the technology aspects of wearable tech for fashion How to make a memorable costume that reacts to its wearer or environment Ideas for using this book as a textbook Who this is for: Electronics enthusiasts, hipsters, costume designers, teachers, and students who want to learn how to make fashion or cosplay weara bles. Cosplay fans wanting to incorporate sensors and more into their costumes.
Make: Wearable Electronics by Kate HartmanWhether it be for fashion, function, or human connectedness, wearable electronics can be used to design interactive systems that are intimate and engaging. Make: Wearable Electronics is intended for those with an interest in physical computing who are looking to create interfaces or systems that live on the body. Perfect for makers new to wearable tech, this book introduces you to the tools, materials, and techniques for creating interactive electronic circuits and embedding them in clothing and other things you can wear.
Arduino Wearables by Tony OlssonYou've probably seen LED-decorated t-shirts and hats, and maybe even other electronic gadgets embedded in clothing, but with Arduino Wearables you can learn to make your own wearable electronic creations. This book is an introduction to wearable computing, prototyping, and smart materials using the Arduino platform. Every chapter takes you all the way from idea to finished project. Even if you have no experience with Arduino, this book will get you set up with all the materials, software, and hardware you need; you'll complete simple projects first, and then build on your growing expertise to make more complex projects. By the end of the book, you'll have learned: Electronics basics How to prototype successfully Arduino programming How to design and build your own wearable Arduino creations Along the way you'll create fun and inspiring wearables, such as: An LED bracelet: learn the basics of wearable electronics A synthesizer tie: accept user input and create output in response A solar-powered glow in the dark bag: create self-sufficient wearables A shape memory flower: store state and manipulate your wearables An EL wire dress: add designer touches to your wearables A beatbox hoodie: use a voice-activated sequencer and skin resistance to create the coolest of urban wearables Arduino Wearables is the complete guide to getting started with Arduino and wearable computing. The 10 inspiring projects to make, learn from, and build upon will equip you for creating your own projects; the only limit is your imagination.
Make a light-up wall decoration and learn the basics of sewing an electrical circuit. Find out all about the Library’s Lilypad Arduino Boards, too.