To make a dress based on the weather
Make a dress based on breathing
With the original dress, I wasn’t a fan of how data viz-y the dress was looking.
I liked the idea of a mechanical dress, but I didn’t want it to just respond to stimulus, I wanted it more to look like a creature of its own.
With this new breathe dress, the only input is breathing, but the dress itself will be positioned in a metal cage-like space. The skirt of the dress will be attached in certain places using a fishing line thread reel system.
When the person inhales, the dress will float upward, and when the person exhales, it lowers, hence breathing.
Where I’m at now:
Dress designing/material purchasing:
I am currently in the process of choosing a material for the skirt. Since the skirt will be moving using only fishing line, it needs to be super lightweight.
Fabrication of the rig:
The steel for the machine itself arrived on Tuesday, and I’m am currently cutting/welding the base of the structure.
Mechanical reel system:
I am currently testing motors/finding ways to attach the spool to a motor.
- Finish construction of the rig
- fabric purchased and measured out
- physical mechanics of reel figured out
- reel installed and function on rig
- dress sewn
- Prototype testing finished
- Crit day