This bonnet is watching your mood, it uses the posture of your head to deduce if it needs to cheer you up or tell you to go on in a happy mood.
The LED’s at the side register the horizon and store the number of times you drop your head. This dropping is compared to the number of times you look happily up, nose in the air.
This bonnet already has been made in 3 versions, but even now the design needs to be improved, we will make a knitted version soon.
The video below shows the principle of the horizon, on a paper sun hat. This strange thing was replaced by a white version having ribbons on it to give room to the rather thick LED thing, and the batteries at the other side.
The circle cloth is chosen to camouflage the hard LED square a bit, but how nice this kind of dessin is for a skirt, it is rather strange for a bonnet.
Sometimes this searching for the right materials takes over the project, sometimes the technology drags on….this is the world of smart textiles!
Thx to Gera to do some modelling!
a line of LED’s showing the horizon
take care of yourself, maybe you are too sad!
two versions of the bonnet, the LED matrix runs on 2 AAA batteries, the chip has a tilt sensor attached.
and here is the video of the paper sun hat, showing only the horizontal line of LED’s, not the smileys: