Well, the ever hungry little blog squirrels have been digging around lately. After finding the Frogr Lilypad shield, Fashioning Technology discovered Angella’s awesome, stylish bike jacket with integrated lights, and, well, I guess these bloggers travel in packs, because now Talk2MyShirt discovered the Neighbourhoodie project that I did recently at the CFC. They’re mining us for all we’re worth!
Angella Mackey and I have been working on a project conceived last summer for helping to rapid prototype wearables, make the Lilypad Arduino easily transferable between garments, and just generally more modular and less sewy. Our prototype is the Frogr, a fabric-snap and template system for letting you snap the Lilypad into and out of your circuits.
The project was recently unveiled to the world through a post on the fabulous Fashioning Technology blog. Read about it there, and at Angella’s main page for it. It’s a first-generation prototype, so we’re looking for input on how to make it better. Ultimately, it would best work with the snaps mounted directly onto the board (obviously requiring a new Lilypad board design).