PComp, Wk 13: Semaphore Jacket – Design
Below are some of the sketches I’ve done of the Semaphore Jacket, including object/circuit design and sketches of the user experience.
Front of the jacket – with LED sleeve panels and snap switch. Silicone wire will travel from the circuit, up the sleeve and around to the back.
Back of jacket – backpack that holds the micro-controller and battery, wires connect up and back.
User puts on the jacket:
User closes the snap switch:
LED lights turn on, User can communicate in semaphore:
Laying out the NeoPixels to figure out spacing and circuit design:
Sketch of LED circuit layout:
Prototype with copper wire: