Motion Sensing Couture

Theme Name: Titania

Inspiration: Titania the forest fairy queen from Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

Technology Used: Adafruit Wearable Motion Sensors

Category: Avante Garde

Description: LED sequins are sewn into the flower petals of the bodice and a motion sensor is sewn inside the dress. When in motion, the LEDs light up creating a sparkling effect.

In 2014, I created this motion sensing light up dress as part of a project for my Bachelor of Science Degree course. Here’s what the final product looks like:

Hardware

Components Used: 

1) Adafruit Flora board

2) Adafruit Motion Sensor

3) Adafruit LED sequins

4) Conductive thread

How it Works

The FLORA motion sensor uses the heat coming from people’s bodies (about 93 degrees Fahrenheit) to “sense” them. Infrared energy has a wavelength, for humans it is 9-10 micrometers. This motion sensor is set to 8-12 micrometers to make room for error. When the person wearing the sensor moves, the motion sensor goes off and the lights come on. They create a twinkling effect for about 5 seconds after motion has been detected.

Tech Pack:

Copy of final tech pack

That’s how I bring Shakespeare’s characters to life and give them a modern twist. 🙂

Bridesmaid – Red Dress

Bridesmaid dresses are carefully selected by the bride to make sure that her special day is perfect. The colors need to match the color scheme of the decorations. Vin has collaborated with BM Bridal to give you inspiration for the perfect red dress.

V-Neck Spaghetti Straps Bridesmaid Dress

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This cherry red number is stylish and charming. To add a touch of glitter, wear sequins pumps with a gemstone bracelet. Use cherry red lipstick to match the gown and just a bold cateye to really create stunning look.

Lace V-Neck Bridesmaid Dress

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This lovely piece is very similar to The iconic white dress worn by Marlyn Monroe. Pair it with silver heels and a string of pearls to achieve an elegant look.

Spaghetti-Straps V-Neck Bridesmaid Dress

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The bodice on this gown creates an interesting effect. A pair of peach heels and golden statement earrings can make this gown stand out. Use a matching shade of red lipstick and dust on golden eyeshadow to create a ravishing look.

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Bridesmaid – One Shoulder Dress

Bridesmaid dresses are carefully selected by the bride to make sure that her special day is perfect. The colors need to match the color scheme of the decorations. Vin has collaborated with BM Bridal to give you inspiration for the perfect one shoulder style dress.

Hi-Lo One Shoulder Ruffles Bridesmaid Dress

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This gorgeous sky blue gown is perfect for a dreamy, surreal wedding theme. Pair it with neutral pumps and coral pink lips. Add a pearl neckalce and you are all set. A touch of light blue eyeshadow can add a glamorous feel to this gown.

Lace One-shoulder Bridesmaid Dress

This elegant black gown with a lace bodice is great for the bride who wants her bridesmaids to wear a contrasting outfit. Pair it with silver pumps for a dazzling effect. Dust on some silver glitter eyeshadow to complete the look. Keep the lips neutral for this one.

Mermaid One-shoulder Bridesmaid Dress

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This coral pink gown is perfect for a spring time wedding. Wear it with red pumps to add a pop of color. Accessorize with a chunky bracelet and you have a bride worthy of the red carpet.

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Solar Powered Mobile Purse

Abstract:

Solar panels come in a multitude of sizes and shapes. The average size of a solar panel is 65 inches by 39 inches. For the purpose of this product, the solar cell has been reduced to the smallest size possible. Bearing in mind that the average mobile phone requires 10v of electricity in order to charge. The solar panel is just large enough to accommodate 2 cells that generate 5 v of energy each. The final size of the panel is 10 inches by 5 inches.

For the purpose of this product, heavy duty wiring has been replaced with a usb connection, so that any mobile charger can be used, regardless of the mobile phone brand.

In order to ensure that the panel is durable and light weight, a thin layer of polyethylene has been added to protect the solar panel without affecting the charging abilities of the panel. A solar panel is generally fitted with water proof sealants and thick glass which would make it too heavy for the product.

The components used in a solar panel consist of Array DC Disconnect, Inverter, Battery Pack, Power Meter, Utility Meter, Kilowatt Meter, Backup Generator, Breaker Panel, AC Panel, Circuit Breaker Panel and Charge Controller. For the purpose of this product, only the basic components have been used, these are the Array DC Disconnect, Inverter, Breaker Panel, AC Panel, Circuit Breaker Panel and Charge Controller.

Collection Type: Wedding Collection

Aim:

To design and develop a method of using solar energy to reduce stress on the power grid.

Objectives:

  • To combine textiles and technology to conserve electricity.
  • To create an eco-friendly solution for power generation.
  • To create a portable charger.

Need of the Study:

The National Power Grid generates electricity for the country but it requires the use of non-renewable energy sources to fuel it. Thus we require a solution that utilises renewable energy to provide electricity.

Limitations:

  • Product testing has been limited to the Indian Sub-continent alone.
  • Solar panels are a little slower than regular chargers.
  • During cloudy or rainy days, the solar panel can charge at only 10% of its usual capacity.
  • The prototype was created on a student budget, so although an attempt was made to provide solar energy storage for future use, the components were not small enough and made the product bulky.
Battery to convert solar energy to electric energy and store it for future use.

Materials:

Accessories & Trims

  • Buttons
  • Jewelled strap
  • Swivel Hook
  • OHP Sheet
  • Solar Panel
  • Ribbons
  • Beads
  • Sequins

Fabrics-

  • Gaberdine
  • Cotton
  • Lining
  • Interlining

Methodology

Construction of Solar panel:

  • A polyvinyl base is used.
  • On the surface of this base, the solar panel is cut into a hexagonal shape and heated at the edges. Then it is attached to the base.
  • A thin coating of polyethylene is added to protect the solar panel.
  • The coating is allowed to dry.
  • For the circuit at the back of the panel, the required components such as Array DC Disconnect, Inverter, Breaker Panel, AC Panel, Circuit Breaker Panel and Charge Controller are soldered to a circuit board.
Circuit Connections in the Solar Panel
  • The usb connection is provided to the right edge of the circuit board.
  • The finished circuit board is now soldered onto the back of the panel.
  • A polyvinyl case is attached over the circuit to protect it from damage.

Construction of Envelope Purse:

For the purse, the design is inspired by envelope purses. There are two flaps that open to reveal a pocket for the phone. 

  • Required pattern pieces are marked and cut from the lining, interlining and base fabrics.
  • The required design element is attached to the front flap of the base fabric, using the appliqué method.
  • First the interlining is sandwiched between the base fabric and lining fabric and all three layers are stitched together.
  • Now the components of the purse such as top flap, base flap, main pouch and coin pouch are stitched together.
  • Necessary trims such as the jewelled strap, swivel hook and buttons are added.
  • The solar panel is placed in the pocket with the OHP sheet as a protective cover.

Additional Features:

  • There are additional pockets for items such as credit/debit cards, driver’s license, money etc.
  • The usb connection is easily accessible and allows the user to plug in any usb charger for any mobile phone brand. 
  • A small loop is provided with a hook, so that the handbag can be clipped on to a larger bag or hung from a window grill.

Bridesmaid – Burgundy Beauty

Bridesmaid dresses are carefully selected by the bride to make sure that her special day is perfect. The colors need to match the color scheme of the decorations. Vin has collaborated with BM Bridal to give you inspiration for the perfect burgundy dress.

Deep-V-Neck Sleeveless Bridesmaid Dress

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This satin piece is elegant and stylish. Pair it with golden pumps, golden statement earrings and burgandy eyeshadow to create a stunning look.

Lace Open-Back Bridesmaid Dress

The lace bodice of this gown adds glamour to an otherwise simple cut. Wear it with silver heels, and deep red lips. Accessorize with pearls and you have a bridesmaid who turns heads.

Spaghetti Straps Off-the-Shoulder Bridesmaid Dress

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The cold shoulder neckline on this gown gives it a glamorous touch. Accessorize with a statement necklace and neutral lips to create a charming bridesmaid ensemble.

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Bridesmaid Dresses You will Love

Bridesmaid dresses are carefully selected by the bride to make sure that her special day is perfect. The colors need to match the color scheme of the decorations. Vin has collaborated with BM Dresses to give you inspiration for the perfect wedding.

Hi-Lo V-Neck Ruffles Long Bridesmaid Dress

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This pleasant periwinkle blue gown has an interesting style. With it’s high-low hemline, the bridesmaid is sure to add glamour to the bride’s entourage. Pair it with peach pumps and glossy red lips to create a fresh, spring time look.

V Neck Lace Bridesmaid Dress

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A lovely, flowing piece that creates the appearance of a midi with a long train. This gown is inspired by the sea. Pair it with silver heels and seashell earrings to complete the look. Keep the lips neutral and brush on royal blue eyeshadow at the corners of your eyes.

Short Sweetheart Bridesmaid Dress

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Want to try an unconventional approach to the usual bridesmaid dresses? Try a short dress instead of a long gown. This creates a modern look and the sweatheart neckline adds to the cuteness. Pair it with silver heels and a cherry red lip to highlight the dress.

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Mermaid Bridesmaid Dresses

Bridesmaid dresses are carefully selected by the bride to make sure that her special day is perfect. The colors need to match the color scheme of the decorations. Vin has collaborated with BM Bridal to give you inspiration for the perfect mermaid style dresses.

One-Shoulder Mermaid Bridesmaid Dress

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This Elegant mermaid gown with a sultry side slit is perfect for a classy wedding.The white bodice gives a pleasant change of color to the otherwise navy blue attire. Pair it with silver heels and a coral pink lip for the perfect look.

Mermaid Halter Bridesmaid Dress

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This sleek, body hugging gown is perfect for the bride who prefers a minimalistic approach when it comes to her bridesmaids. Pair it with accessories and a deep red lip to create a stunning look.

Mermaid Lace Bridesmaid Dress

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This lace number is perfect for a classy wedding. The deep red creates a romantic vibe which is perfect for the special day. Pair it with golden heels, golden statement earrings and deep red lips to finish the look.

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Bluetooth Earrings – Unobtrusive Wearables

Bluetooth earrings
Prototype for Bluetooth Earrings

Age Invented: 14 years

Category: Wearables

Product Description:

Delicate earrings with in-built bluetooth functionality. The blue button at the centre connects the earrings to a mobile phone.

Product Highlights:

Unobtrusive design and powerful bluetooth connectivity.

Product Benefits:

  • Lightweight
  • Stylish
  • Multi Purpose

Use Cases:

  • Can be used as earphones.
  • Bluetooth connectivity allows the user to answer calls, hands free.
  • Functions as a ‘camera remote’ by connecting to the mobile camera and enabling the user to take photos by pressing the button at the centre of the device.
  • Ability to access virtual assistants such as Siri or Alexa.
  • Wireless navigation directions while driving.

Flying Laptop

Flying laptop

Age Invented: 7 years

Category: Technology

Product Description:

A detachable drone like pad, which can be clipped at the base of the keyboard. It doubles as a cooling pad.

Product Highlights:

Convenience and powerful bluetooth connectivity.

Product Benefits:

  • Light-weight.
  • Stylish.
  • Detachable.
  • In-built GPS for wireless navigation.
  • Cooling pad ensures that the laptop does not get damaged.
  • USB charging.

Use Cases:

  • Makes travelling easier as there is no need to carry the laptop.
  • Work on the go.
  • No need of a table, chair or flat surface to lay it on.

Inspiration:

At the age of 7, I took part in a competition called “Commute 2020”, where kids had to imagine what flying cars would look like in the year 2020. I went a step further. Why stop at flying cars? Why not flying laptops?

At the time, as a child, I envisioned flying laptops with a tiny exhaust pipe, similar to a car.

The judges appreciated my innovative thinking and I won the prize.

However, I am 26 now and that’s how I came up with a more feasible way to turn flying laptops into a reality.

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List of Winners. My name is marked with a red boundary.
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