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#wearables LIVE NOW Wearable Electronics with Becky Stern 9/2/2015 - https://youtu.be/AFc0KtHsyCA #wearables
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Announcing Adafruit Daily! Sign up for our wearables and maker business newsletters!
https://blog.adafruit.com/2015/09/02/announcing-adafruit-daily-sign-up-for-our-wearables-and-maker-business-newsletters/

Adafruit is proud to announce our first ever newsletter! We are starting out with wearables and maker business and will be adding more soon.

We wanted a way to bring a little Adafruit to your mailbox each day! Signing up is totally voluntary – we will never email you without your permission. It’s a separate site from adafruit.com so your Adafruit account with us will not have any association with the newsletter.

If you are interested in signing up go to adafruitdaily.com and choose which categories you would like to receive.

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Sony’s Wena Wrist Smartwatch #WearableWednesday
https://blog.adafruit.com/2015/09/02/sonys-wena-wrist-smartwatch-wearablewednesday/

Sony is using their Japanese crowdfunding site First Flight to launch Wena Wrist, a watch with smart features built into the band. The actual watch face remains classically analog, while NFC, haptic and LED notifications, and activity tracking all happen next to it. This poses an interesting strategy for upgrading later, as an updated band could be replaced at a fraction of the price of the watch.

via The Verge

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Have you seen my wena?
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Some Neopixels for Your Pocket Watch #WearableWednesday  
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This is a fun project by Michael Mosier, lover of Neopixels. He found a classy pocket watch on Ebay and decided to use its decorative cut-out for some glowy goodness. An Adafruit Trinket microcontroller allows a coiled small Neopixel strip to come to life, while a bit of Thermoplast diffuses the lid. Michael just added a LiPo charging backpack to facilitate recharging the battery. It’s a real beauty and steampunkers and cosplayers should definitely consider this hack.

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#wearables   #wearabletech   #tech   #jewelry   #arduino   #diy   #steampunk  
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I had been using NeoPixel rings, but Mr. Mosier's idea of using a strip does save some vertical space in the electronic stack.
Which is good because it is cramped inside a pocket watch.
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#wearables LIVE NOW Wearable Electronics with Becky Stern 9/2/2015 - https://youtu.be/AFc0KtHsyCA #wearables
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Announcing Adafruit Daily! Sign up for our wearables and maker business newsletters!
https://blog.adafruit.com/2015/09/02/announcing-adafruit-daily-sign-up-for-our-wearables-and-maker-business-newsletters/

Adafruit is proud to announce our first ever newsletter! We are starting out with wearables and maker business and will be adding more soon.

We wanted a way to bring a little Adafruit to your mailbox each day! Signing up is totally voluntary – we will never email you without your permission. It’s a separate site from adafruit.com so your Adafruit account with us will not have any association with the newsletter.

If you are interested in signing up go to adafruitdaily.com and choose which categories you would like to receive.

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The Wharton Crowdfunding Study #makerbusiness
https://blog.adafruit.com/2015/09/02/the-wharton-crowdfunding-study-makerbusiness/

The Wharton Crowdfunding Study is starting up and there are some papers posted-

The Wharton Crowdfunding Study is the largest academic effort seeking to understand how crowdfunding works, how effective the Kickstarter community is at bringing new creative projects to life, and what the economic and social impact of those projects are on culture. We are surveying many of the project creators on Kickstarter, as well as some of their backers, to find out the answer to these and many more questions.

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Wearable Nav for the Blind #WearableWednesday  
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I’m really curious about projects for the blind because my dog is now a senior with low vision. He can walk into trees in daylight, often has problems locating me in the house, and has to be very careful on steps.  So, this project that I spotted on Hackaday is definitely of interest, and I’m hopeful that some day it may even be used for animal companions. It’s called Pathfinder and it’s a Hackaday 2015 Semifinalist by Neil Moova. This wrist friendly wearable helps to locate the distance of objects and responds with haptic feedback to a fingertip. It uses an ultrasonic sensor HC-SRO4, which you often find on small bots, with what looks like a Mini Arduino Pro. You can see one of the earlier models on one of Neil’s custom PCB’s below, which later got switched to an even nicer PCB with a Teensy 3.1.

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Nice idea. Would be awesome with a optical flow unit
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This Dress Strikes a Pose #WearableWednesday  
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This week I’m presenting a mystery dress. It’s beautiful and holds its shape when crumbled or leaned on. It will turn the wearer into a flowing statue filled with creative movement and curiosity. What is it? It’s a design by Ardjoen Mangre from his wearables class at the Technical University Eindhoven. Like me, he seems captivated by moments.

We are living in a time in which people hurry and live fast. Sometimes the movement of the body is even not being experienced while moving. For instance, riding a bicycle to work is almost an auto pilot. This dress tries to focus attention on movement of the person who wears it, making them try out new movements and play with them.

The question is, how does it work? At first glance, you might think this is operated by a series of small servos placed around the skirt with clear thread raising and lowering the skirt. However, it is obvious that both skirts are crumpling, not just the lining. Also, there just doesn’t seem to be bulk in the underskirt to support it. Then, you might be thinking of Nitinol wire, also called “muscle” wire. This wire has memory and can bend or contract when heat is applied since it is a shape memory alloy (SMA). This is the wire you may have seen used to do those interactive displays of faux flowers that seem to open their petals toward the sun. The problem is that when the video shows a close-up, you don’t see the rows of stitching that would be required to put the wire in place around the skirt. So, what is it? My best guess is that it is a shape memory textile, which probably operates in a similar way to the Nitinol wire, except that it comes ready to connect to a circuit. If that is the case, I would love to get my hands on some. 

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Limor Fried (ladyada) is the founder & engineer of Adafruit Industries. Adafruit makes all-original DIY electronics kits - is a New York City based company that sells kits and parts for original, open source hardware electronics projects featured on www.adafruit.com as well as other cool open source tronix' that we think are interesting and well-made. Limor was on the cover of WIRED and was an EFF pioneer award winner for open-source hardware.
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