Smart Jacket

As time permits I've been working on a wearable computing project. The idea is to wire up a jacket with a simple communications network (and power!) such that small microcontrollers can be attached at various places. Each microcontroller can be programmed for a small task (e.g., environmental sensing) and communicate with the others, forming a sort of re-configurable platform for testing out wearable applications. I intend to use it as part of an upcoming Physical Computing course for a hands-on wearable computing unit.


  • four "hard points" where microcontrollers can be attached
  • i2c communication among all devices
  • Bluetooth communication with a smart phone or tablet

Currently using Arduino Minis for the application microcontrollers and a LilyPad Arduino as a "master" controller (currently, just the device for attaching the bluetooth modem).

Power and I2C Working — Nov 11, 2011 6:01:44 PM