Choose Whatever Components You Like, but We're Giving Away a Limited Number of PocketBeagles for Project Ideas that Use One!
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:
Fingerprint Skeleton Key - First working prototype - Design for a Cause Challenge - Blog Post #10 by milosrasic98
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|
|List the Steps||Submit Video Proof|
First Place Winners
- 3 First Place Winners Win a $100 Shopping Cart:
Your Project, Your Ideas!
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.
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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!