Nadya Peek is a researcher at the MIT Media Lab in Cambridge. There she explores body extensions and identity through hardware, as well as low-power low-cost mobile technology.
Wearables with a sound twist
In the sound workshop, the specific sensors and actuators we were working with were microphones and piezo buzzers. During the workshop we integrated sound-based sensors and actuators into your clothing.
In the electronics kit, included in the price of the workshop were the sensors, the actuators, a preprogrammed AVR chip to control the input and the output and laser cut conductive fabric traces you could iron on to any clothing you brought along. To make better connections there was conductive thread and metallic snaps and buttons. People could also bring their own Arduino. By the end of the workshop everyone had constructed their own electro-clothing.