Forget Apple Watch and Fitbit — if we’re going to wear something electronic, we want to make it ourselves!
Wearable Tech Projects, from the makers of HackSpace magazine, is a 164-page book packed with projects for the fashionable electronics enthusiast, with more than 30 projects which will blink, flash, and spark joy in your life.
Make a wearable game controller
Fans of Sophy Wong will already know about the amazing wearable tech that she develops. We wanted to make sure that more people discovered her work and the incredible world of wearable technology. You’ll start simple with sewable circuits and LEDs, and work all the way up to building your own wearable controller (complete with feathers) for an interactive, fully immersive game of Flappy Bird.
Pick up the tricks of the trade
Along the way, you’ll embed NFC data in a pair of cufflinks, laser cut jewellery, 3D print LED diffusers onto fabric for a cyberpunk leather jacket, and lots more.
Learn new techniques from Sophy Wong
You’ll discover new techniques for working with fabric, find out about the best microcontrollers for your projects, and learn the basics of CircuitPython, the language developed at Adafruit for physical computing. There’s no ‘Hello, World!’ or computer theory here; this is all about practical results and making unique, fascinating things to wear.
Get your copy today
Wearable Tech Projects is available to buy online for £10 with free delivery. You can also get it from WHSmith and all the usual high street retail suspects.
And that’s not all. There is also a new issue of HackSpace magazine out now, with an awesome special feature on space! You can find your copy at the same retailers as above. You can also download both Issue 18 and the Wearables book for free from the HackSpace website.