Blooming Lady

Arduino_Blooming_Lady

Description

Blooming Lady is a smart dress which can display the social intention of the wearer.
When the dress is open, it means the wearer is welcome to communicate with others. On the contrary, if the dress is closed, it means the wearer want to stay alone.

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What have you made?

Blooming lady is a skirt displaying whether you would like to connect with others. If you have opened your heart, so will your skirt. If you don't want to be perturbed, the skirt will close.

What gave you the initial inspiration?

Sometimes people are eager to communicate with others, but they are too shy to take the first step or fear the embarrassment of  rejection. Sometimes people are focusing on their own stuff and don't want to be disturbed. They don't want to refuse others or push them away which seems impolite and inconsiderate. People who looks formidable might not be angry, people who looks delightful might not be free to chat with you. We would like to wear mask nowadays. Why not show your real feeling via clothes to reduce the social embarrassment?

What is the original idea behind this project?

Every woman is a flower, she can protect herself with her petals. I observed the shape and movement of petals in nature,  imitating them in my work.

How does it work?

Wearers can control the skirt by turning on and off the switch.

How long did it take to make it real?

It took me about a month, It’s an extra-curricular project.

How did you build it?

Arduino Lilypad, servo motor, clothe and a corset.