Upon finishing the circuit, the jacket was quickly put on for a test to see if it worked while worn. It did! Jeff Kantarek took this video as well.
Jeff Kantarek took this video of us testing the flex-resistor for the first time.
With the help of Jordan Bunker & Jeff Kantarek, we moved from the complicated original to a simpler circuit, added some resistors and transistors, put in a battery pack and a flex sensor, and got it working.
The jacket began as a big mess — 96 LEDs arranged with leads pointing in arbitrary directions, working their way through three layers of fabric and attaching themselves to a lilypad. As the first electronics project I’ve ever built, this proved vastly too complicated. It was quickly simplified.
The flex-sensor jacket began simply as a sewing project. An old jacket was customized to fit and then hand embroidered with the PS:One logo on the back and arm. With the encouragement of friends, it changed with agonizing slowness into a functional wearable electronic.