It would be super cool if we can visualize our body movement by soft sensors. So I decided to make something like Iron Man's Repulsor, which could accumulate energy and release plasma. The LEDs would demonstrate the charging and the discharging process.
LilyPad - Arduino
Speaker, LEDs, Flex sensor, Resistors
Conductive Thread / Tape
Github Repo: https://github.com/jasongao97/iron-man-repulsor
My idea was using a bend sensor to detect charge and a capacitive sensor to detect release. Therefore, when I lift my hand, it should start charging, and when I click the foil, it should release and blink.
I started with making a fabric glove and sewed the circuit on the fabric. The process took some time, but the result showed great.