Fashion Arsenal III

 

 

“Finished” the “Fashion Arsenal” project. By that I mean to say that I think it’s time to move onto the next idea. I got the LEDs to light up when the capacitive touch sensor is touched by using a lilypad Arduino. I had plans to use these faux firearms for a “Drone Hunt” game, but the bluetooth monitors were giving me hard to define outputs. These outputs were making it hard to build a threshold to work off of in Processing. I would like to return to this at a later point, so that I can utilize the bluetooth in Processing, but I do not see it necessary to do so with these sculptures.

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Here are the two finished lower receivers on the painted models. At the end is the “silencer” that lights up in a muzzle flash.

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It may be hard to see, but the trigger is stitched out of fabric and has a conductive fabric “button” ironed onto it. When a person’s finger makes contact with this fabric button, it sends a signal to the arduino to light up the lights in sequences of three’s.

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LEDs sewn onto the “silencer” using conductive threads. These LEDs run in parallel.

Here is a video of the sculpture lighting up.

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