Wearable Electronics Holiday Gift Guide 2013

December 04, 2013

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Wearable Electronics with Becky Stern 12/04/2013

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Wearable Electronics with Becky Stern 11/27/2013

November 27, 2013

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Cell Phone Charging Purse – the Power of Induction

Build your own cell-phone charging handbag.

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Wearable Electronics with Becky Stern 11/20/2013

November 20, 2013

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Wearables Panel at Engadget Expand

November 19, 2013

I was on a panel discussion with Sonny Wu from Misfit Wearables and Oscar Kalmaru from Narrative, moderated by Endgaget’s Ryan Block (click through for video):

“Getting people to want to wear things all the time — whether it’s on or off” is a huge stumbling block, said Becky Stern, director of Wearable Electronics at Adafruit. Sure, smartwatches and activity trackers are becoming increasingly more visible in the tech space, but mainstream adoption is still key for the long-term success of the diminutive gadgets. Here at Expand NY, a trio of wearable-tech experts from across the spectrum of devices discussed the tech and the roadblocks to widespread use from consumers. Currently, there’s still a challenge with getting the public to want to wear anything, let alone a smartwatch or activity tracker.

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Wearable Electronics with Becky Stern 11/06/2013

November 06, 2013

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Decorative Gourd Season

A close adaptation of this McSweeney’s article

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Wearable Electronics with Becky Stern 10/30/2013

October 30, 2013

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Introducing GEMMA

Love Flora but want a bite-sized version? Look no further, Gemma is a tiny wearable platform board with a lot of might in a 1″ diameter package. Powered by a Attiny85 and programmable with an Arduino IDE over USB, you’ll be able to realize any wearable project!

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Hackett’s Bike Generator

October 28, 2013

Hackett shows you how to build a bike charger for a deep cycle battery so you can power your life during the next natural disaster. (video produced by Becky Stern)

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Wearable Electronics with Becky Stern 10/23/2013

October 23, 2013

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TRON Hoodie with EL Wire

Are you looking for a last minute Halloween costume that looks like it took forever? Try building a TRON hoodie with EL wire! With just a bit of stitching (and no soldering!) you can make a lovely accented hoodie that will look cool, keep you warm and also make you more visible while trick-or-treating!

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Wearable Electronics with Becky Stern 10/16/2013

October 16, 2013

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EL Wire Animal Masks for Halloween

If you’re looking for an easy, fun, and glowing Halloween costume this year, read on to learn how to make an animal mask with EL wire on a bike helmet. We were inspired by Tom Newsom’s Glownimals project over in the UK, which he showed off at Elephant and Castle Mini Maker Faire last summer.

Plain wire supports the glowing design and because the helmet straps securely to your head, you have a lot of freedom to design whatever character you want.

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Wearable Electronics with Becky Stern 10/9/2013

October 09, 2013

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LED Galaxy Makeup – SPACE FACE

Wear some space on your face and be a constellation for Halloween! This galaxy makeup is inspired by the Cassiopeia constellation and uses five FLORA NeoPixels to light up the night sky across your forehead, affixed with liquid latex. GEMMA and a coincell battery back reside on a hair clip and run the pixels in any color you choose.

This guide will show you how to create the circuit and apply a colorful galaxy makeup effect that will be a sure hit at your party or costume parade.

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Wearable Electronics with Becky Stern 10/2/2013

October 02, 2013

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Superhero Power Plant – Iron Man Costume Reactor

Planning an epic Iron Man costume for Halloween or Comic Con, or looking for that iconic piece that turns a plain t-shirt into Tony Stark? Look no further, for in this guide we’ll show you how to make your own electronic glowing reactor with a cool pulsing effect.

You can even customize it once complete, go for red, purple, green, pink: Whatever color will power you up! Or change the pulse rate or effects to add a special touch.

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Wearable Electronics with Becky Stern 9/25/2013

September 25, 2013

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NeoGeo Watch

Make your own LED timepiece! Use FLORA and its GPS module to tell time with a ring of pixels. A leather cuff holds the circuit and hides the battery. The watch is chunky but still looks and feels great on tiny wrists!

The circuit sandwich becomes the face of the watch, and you’ll use a tactile switch to make a mode selector. The watch has timekeeping (one LED for hours and one for minutes), GPS navigation (customize your waypoint in the provided Arduino sketch), and compass modes.

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Interview in Makers at Work

September 22, 2013

I was interviewed for Steven Osborn’s book Makers at Work: Folks Reinventing the World One Object or Idea at a Time

As you’ll see from the 21 interviews in Makers at Work, inquisitive makers are just as apt to pick up a laser cutter or an Arduino as a wrench to fashion something new. For example, you’ll meet Jeri Ellsworth, who might provide a video lecture on magnetic logic one day and a tutorial on welding a roll bar on a stock car the next. You’ll also meet Eben Upton, who put cheap, powerful computing in the hands of everyone with the Raspberry Pi; Becky Stern, who jazzes up clothing with sensors and LEDs; and bunnie Huang, who knows the ins and outs of the Shenzhen, China, electronics parts markets as well as anyone. As all the interviews in Makers at Work show, makers have something in common: reverence for our technical past coupled with an aversion to convention. If they can’t invent new processes or products, it’s simply not worth doing.

Crazy as foxes, makers—working in the spirit of Tesla, Wozniak, Edison, Gates, Musk and many others—can bring sophisticated products to the people or to the market as fast or faster than large corporations. And they are not just enabling new technologies and devices—they are changing the way these devices are funded, manufactured, assembled, and delivered.

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Wearable Electronics with Becky Stern 9/18/2013

September 18, 2013

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GEMMA Hoop Earrings – NeoPixel Ring Pendant


GEMMA Hoop Earrings – NeoPixel Ring Pendant

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