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Metrix Day!

November 18, 2011 After our group discussion of a second LED jacket, Amado, Julius, Brian and I took a trip to Metrix to work on the second jacket.  Since I have some experience working on the signal turn jacket with … Continue reading

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Learning about EE

November 11, 2011 I came into the Hackademia lab with Amado and Julius to get started on the other blinking jacket.  This form of wearable technology is fashion focused since we plan to have the jacket light up to different … Continue reading

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Sewing with Conductive Thread

November 9, 2011 After our research meeting, I went to Metrix with Blaine, Cam and Paige to work on the blinking signal turn jacket for bicyclists.  It was my first time at Metrix and I found the place to be … Continue reading

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Meeting MakerBot

November 3, 2011 Amado and I met with Cam at the lab to get acquainted with the MakerBot.  I downloaded the replicatorg software onto my Mac.  It took a while for the MakerBot to warm up.  While we were waiting, … Continue reading

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So this is soldering…

November 2, 2011 I didn’t have the slightest clue as to what soldering is.  This lab meeting gave me a chance to familiarize myself with the art of soldering!  Bennett was teaching a number of us how to solder.  It … Continue reading

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It Blinks!

October 26, 2011 During office hours, Julius, Brian and I tinkered with the Arduino.  The main source of our learning was YouTube.  We watched videos of SciGuy14 and he was helpful.  The code for running the Arduino reminded me of … Continue reading

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Hola! I found some pretty awesome wearables…

http://www.ecouterre.com/intelligent-t-shirt-monitors-hospital-patients-vital-signs-movements/                                                                                                                                          The “intelligent T-shirt” is able to track the health, location, and physical activity of patients in a hospital.  This new wearable technology was developed by researchers from la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. And here is the water-purifying raincoat! … Continue reading

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