|Slide of the LilyPad POV|
|Finished POV Band|
In addition, due to the Arduino based programming of the LilyPad, a program was written so the youth wouldn’t have to write code. They would only select a 3-5 letter word/name to display, then Alex and/or Ben would program the microprocessor. The result is when the band is waved in a darkened space their word choice would display.
|Mid construction with stickers|
The steps for constructing the POV for the youth followed the same pattern:
1) Use stickers (Lilypad, battery holder, 5 LEDs) to draw the diagram in their journal and have it checked off on.
2) Select a piece of fleece fabric of their color choice, secure it in the hoop, and place stickers on the fabric to reflect the journal diagram.
3) Visit the check station and obtain the LilyPad and battery holder to sew the + and – battery connections first.
4) After the battery connection is tested each LED is obtained at their table.
|2 Superheros in the making|
One common mistake we found was the over generous application of the nail polish to secure the knots. We found if the knots were on the backside of the material there is less chance the LilyPad holes would be varnished with nail polish (which could block a secure connection to the conductive thread)
|One of the post tests|
|Last day preparations|
|Wearables & projects ready for the show!|