Cigarette Case

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connection components – minus the metal arms – includes one 3v lithium cr 2032 coin cell battery, handmade springs – hand bent from paperclips (thanks becky) – one ¼ inch led plastic holder and one white led

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prototype iterations in chipboard

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prototype iterations in chipboard, with cigarette drawers

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first wooden prototype, laser cut with drawer

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first wooden prototype, laser cut with drawer (reverse)

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second wooden prototype, laser cut with side slider (cigarette pushed upward)

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second wooden prototype, laser cut with side slider (cigarette inward)

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second wooden prototype, laser cut with side slider (complete)

Innovative Switch + Button Tests

Innovative Switch – Cigarette Reminder

I worked with a metal cigarette case that utilizes spring-loaded braces to keep the cigarettes in place: when cigarettes run out the metal arm touches the metal interior of the case, lighting up an LED alerting the user that he / she is fresh out of cigarettes. The light will turn off once cigarettes have been loaded back into the case.

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I worked with an Arduino Uno / breadboard to test the switches (button, denounce, input pull-up and state change detection). Videos of them in action are uploaded below:

Button Test:

Debounce Test:

Input Pull-Up:

State Change Detection:

TSHIRT + NIGHTLIGHT

TSHIRT + NIGHTLIGHT, I began to think about what the ideal lighting element would be for a constant, all-night glow—something a person could sleep to. I looked to traditional table lighting for inspiration, a recognizable silhouette. Intersecting acrylic and hand-sewn materials resulted in a unique take on traditional night-lighting.

materials: cloth from two t-shirts, six flora pixels, flora board, battery pack and acrylic plastic

processes: sewing, soldering, coding, and lasercutting

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Soldered 6 flora pixels together for coding.

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The original shirt was too dark to allow the LEDs to shine through, chose white.

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Lamp in action. The flora pixels (6) are located in the white shade while the battery runs from the brown base to the flora board.

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The battery pack is sewn into the base, I extended the original battery wire so that it would reach the lamp shade.

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Tshirt + Nightlight

Originally I wanted to create a body-shaped pillow that would light up / pulsate in the area that the human heart is located, giving it a comforting “life” for the user while sleeping. Instead, I plan on designing a plush, hanging light with fabric repurposed from a Tshirt—a light similar to the white, charging light located on the front of the MacBook Pro, slowly fading in and back out. The design I have in mind is a pod shape connected to a wire or conductive thread ( if other pods are to be attached on the strand )

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