Week 6

What I did:

This is week was not as productive as I had hoped, but I did make some progress:

  • I dyed the rest of my roving
  • I finished felting all of the fabric
  • I started draping the gown
  • I soldered the 26 resistor chips to sew into the gown and the shield to attach to the Arduino
  • I completed the Arduino program, including the sensor

Setbacks and successes:

  • I lumped these two together, since they involve the same process.  I had made great strides on my program (thanks, Nathan!)….until my computer crashed and I lost it all.  Fortunately, Kevin was able to help me cobble my data back together fairly quickly.

What’s next:

  • Sewing, sewing, sewing!  I anticipate having the gown sewn up tonight and then will spend the rest of the week sewing in LEDs.
  • I’ve decided that the flex sensor I have would be best for my needs.  I plan on sewing it into the underarm of the gown in order to respond to the raising of the wearer’s arm.  I need to take some data off the sensor and apply it to my program.