Hoodie Circuit (2014)

Working with Sara Diaz and Katharina Bredies to create a hood that has knit speakers integrated in the ear areas of the hood, a Bluetooth module for wireless audio and Jussi Mikkonen’s wireless power module for charging.

Links:

>> Sound Hoodie
>> Sound Headband
>> Flickr set


Wireless Charging…

Wireless power >> http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2557041
Video >> http://youtu.be/oqtf3zOU1ew


Demo

Video:


Circuit Breakouts (flex and fabric)

Circuit dimensions, outline on tracking paper and scan of final circuit with conductive fabric pads for snaps:

Illustrator layout of fabric PCB, with flex breakout and with all layers:

Top: hacked circuit, Bottom: flex circuit as breakout to fabric breakout

Three layers of flex breakout pcb of hacked circuit to fabric circuit:
– copper with snaps
– double sided tape as mask
– snaps and solder connections showing/poking through to other side

Connections:

– solder connections from copper on flex circuit to hacked circuit
– sewing from conductive thread to snaps on fabric breakout board
– snaps that connect between flex breakout and fabric breakout

Front and back of fabric breakout:

Front and back of hacked circuit with flex breakout board:


Layers of the Knit Design

OUTER, INNER and MIDDLE layers:


Taking apart the Bluetooth Speakers