- I received a lot of inspiration from Instructables, specifically from the project Proximity Hat. In this design, the author used a proximity sensor to avoid hitting objects. I really liked the idea of layering two hats in order to keep the object wearable with a separation between the electronics.
- I was also vaguely considering ideas from the Anti-Rape Lingerie design we were introduced to in the beginning of the class.
- I decided to make a hoodie that utilizes proximity sensors to react when people get close to me.
- When within distance, red and blue LEDs will alternate, reminiscent of police lights. Similarly, noise from a buzzer will be activated through speakers.
- The original basis was that if an attacker got close, the hoodie would hopefully spook the attacker, or at least make enough noise to attract attention. However, the general idea can be expanded to spooking anyone that tries to get close when you're just not in the mood to be close to people.
Items to be Used:
- Undershirt $12.33
- Hoodie: $10.65
- 2 flexible LED strips $29.98
- 2 Mini Speakers $2.58
- Buzzer $5.76
- 2 Proximity Sensors $9.00
Current Total: $70.30