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    The theme this month is Wearable Tech and its based on suggestion from fmilburn.  He reminded us that costumes are not just for Halloween - Projects and Videos , they are universal to all cultures and celebrations.  Earlier this year, the community was introduced to 9 year old boy named Cody and a collaborative project dubbed Project C.O.D.I., an acronym for Computerized Obstacle Detection Interface. The goal of the project was to build a an assistive technology into a to superhero costume.  The project used an Arduino and was open sourced, with the idea that you can help the many by focusing on solutions for the few.


    Should you be interested in building a wearable project for a good cause,  here is your chance to do a project for a good cause.  It coincides with Project14 | Holiday Special: Spread Mirth and Merry Through Music and LED Displays!  Feel free to do projects for both.  Part of true joy comes from helping others.  Both project competitions will end at the same time.  You can find out more information on Project C.O.D.I by looking at Project C.O.D.I. | Overview, Current Proof of Concept, and Next Steps and in Project C.O.D.I. |  Schematics, Arduino IDE Sketch, B.O.M, and Eagle Files!  You can literally do any accessibility project that's wearable and we'll also tag it in our Design for a Cause space.  You could even make something stylish such as Darth Vader's mask, a piece of wearable tech that he used just to stay alive:





    Your wearable tech device can be literally anything wearable.  Such as this contraption, used to read thoughts:



    Here are Some Projects to Help Inspire You:


    Wearable Sudden Impact and Health Monitor by ciorga





    Wearable Arc Reactor for Halloween by luislabmo






    Project C.O.D.I. | Overview, Current Proof of Concept, and Next Steps




    Morty's torture underwear by zackaholic





    Fingerprint Skeleton Key - First working prototype - Design for a Cause Challenge - Blog Post #10  by milosrasic98




    Superhero Wearables Part 1: Development Episode

    Superhero Wearables Part 2: Assembly Episode


    Episode 163: Ben Heck’s Parallax Sensor Seeing-Eye Hat Episode



    A DJ Harrigan Video: Homemade Retro Digital Wristwatch by VCP Biography: DJ



    Safe and Sound - Invisible Hazardous Environmental Factors Monitoring System by dougw




    Your Monthly Theme


    The Monthly Theme You Voted For: Wearable Tech
    Project Report - Wearable Sudden Impact and Health Monitor final Update Project C.O.D.I. | Overview, Current Proof of Concept, and Next Steps


    Your Chance to Win


    Be Original
    Stick to the Theme
    • You could come up with a clever name that make's your project memorable!
      • This project is your baby! Part of the fun of bringing something new into the world is coming up with a name.
    • Your project could introduce something new or that is not commercially available or affordable!
    • If you have an idea for a project that doesn't fit the current theme then submit your idea in the comments section of the monthly poll.
    List the Steps
    Submit Video Proof
    • Provide the steps you took to complete your project (text, video, or images).
      • This could be a step by step how-to-guide, vlog, schematics, coding, napkin drawings, voice narration, or whatever you think will be useful!
    • If it doesn't work that's fine, this is more about the journey than the end product.
    • A short video is all that is required but you can shoot as much video as you like.
    • You are encouraged to be creative and have as much fun as possible!



    First Place Winners



    Your Project, Your Ideas!



    About Project14

    Every month you'll have a new poll where you'll get to decide an upcoming project competition, based on your interests, that will take place a couple of months in advance. Themes are broad in scope so that everyone can participate regardless of skill set.


    What are Monthly Themes?

    • Every month (around the 14th of each month) a new theme will be posted on Project14.
    • Submit your ideas (proposals) for your projects to get feedback from the rest of the community.
    • Submit a project entry in the Theme space once you start working on it.


    What are Monthly Theme Polls?

    • Every month (around the 14th of each month) there is a project theme poll.
    • Vote on which project competition you want to see for the following upcoming theme.
      • The themes voted on during the previous poll decided the upcoming theme.
      • If you submit an idea for a theme that is not used then it can still be used in a future poll.
    • Themes comments and ideas from the comments section of the project theme poll.

    Step 1: Log in or register on element14, it's easy and free.

    Step 2: Post in the comments section below to begin a discussion on your idea. Videos, pictures and text are all welcomed forms of submission.

    Step 3: Submit a blog post of your progress on your project by the end of the month.  You are free to submit as many blog entries as you like until the beginning of the next theme.


    Be sure to include video proof of your project!


    Visit:  Wearable Tech




    You have until January 14th End of Day to submit your completed project!


    A jury consisting of your peers will judge project submissions!

    In the comments below: Tell us what you what electronics you would wear in your project!


    Bonus:  We're Giving Away a Limited Number of PocketBeagles for Project Proposals that Use One!