Shining Clothing with Arduino

As recently seen at the various Maker Faires around the world, and specifically at the Maker Faire Bay Area 2015, many young designers are engaging themselves in finding new ways to make technology wearable, or to make wearables technological, as you prefer to put it.

We know pretty well all of the things done by our friend LininoWoman and ArduinoWoman, Tenaya Hurst, as they’re spectacular and really attract the eye of passers by, but today we’d like to talk about a German designer, who’s founded www.elektrocouture.com, a small company designing shining pieces of clothing and futuristic looks, plus costume jewelry made of Acrylic and LEDs.

 

Lisa Lang is a fashion designer with the passion for technology and she produces Merino wool scarves that shine, reminding the not so young of us of the old movie Tron, using glass fiber cables.

 

She modified some Seventies’ knitting machine with an Arduino and an AYAB-shield and through this Arduino she can command her knitting machine via a computer.

 

Shining Clothing with Arduino

 photo credits: Elektrocouture

 

Her necklaces,obviously made with LEDs instead of fiber cables, and no knitting machine, are stunning, especially when it’s dark, of course!

  

She has also produced a beautiful coat, working with the Polish label Mia Manu, and still the design got inspiration from Tron. The coat is made of Neoprene and can become a Jacket thanks to a zips system, and this was not knitted by herself.

 

Shining Clothing with Arduino

photo Credits: Christopher Santos

  

She also found an easy way to reload the power to light the LEDs on: via USB cable and she’s working on a system that will, in the future, allow the coat and scarf to be reloaded without any cables. 

  

We love this type of genius, we liked the Tron-like design and hope her design company will have a great future!

 

by Silvia Bianchi

 

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