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Infinity Skirt (Alpha Version)

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So it's Maker Faire season again here in Shenzhen and I wanted something to follow up last years DIY Hikaru Skirt (http://imgur.com/a/cAyO2). This time I wanted to try to come up with something completely original (at least as far as I know). While there are lots of 3D printed clothes in the news, nearly all are printed on expensive SLS printers and the source code is almost never published. Like all my projects, I wanted it to be Open Source and a realistic project for any Maker to build and improve on.

So I came up with this, a wearable array of LED lit infinity mirror tiles inspired by traditional Chinese 两当铠 armor.

The tiles form a flexible matrix that can be reconfigured into different garments, or even a bag. Every tile measures 66mm on each edge, and has four magnetic electrical conductors that can link it to it's neighboring tile. So long as each row and column gets power, there is endless variations that can be tried. With an Arduino and LED matrix controller, each individual tile can be controlled so complex patterns can play across the surface. This is just a first prototype though so all the lights get power continuously and there is no matrix control. There is room in the battery pack to add a Arduino later though.

I'll have a full parts list and printing instructions up within the next day, in the mean time you can get a pretty good idea of how it works here: http://imgur.com/a/N8MZd see it in action here: http://imgur.com/a/2sVBk and watch the video to see how to build your own below.

  • 3D file format: STL
  • Publication date: 2020/01/08 at 12:18

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That's a wonderful idea, I am sure you get many stares from people trying to figure out what they are seeing, but you also have the ability to put on a live show with characters or objects moving from screen to screen. For instance, you could have Ms. Pac run running around your body or even popping in and out. Or you could use the purse configured as a video game screen comprised of the individual screens.

The next iteration will be fun to see.


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