Inspiration

We decided to get into the Kent Fashion Tech Hackathon spirit and make a smart t-shirt!

What it does

We decorated the MLH Fall 2015 shirt with a Christmas-themed, Arduino-powered LED light show

How I built it

We painstakingly soldered LEDs though a shirt, and somehow didn't burn it up in the process

Challenges I ran into

We didn't realize how brittle the solder would be, which led to issues making sure every connection was consistent. We also had to spend more time designing the layout of each LED and its wiring than we were prepared to, and wish we could go back and redo much of the design now that we have a better understanding of how to design circuits.

Accomplishments that I'm proud of

Oh Hacking tree, Oh Hacking tree! Arduino ticks control thee Oh Hacking tree, Oh Hacking tree, Arduino ticks control thee

Not only slow ticks power thee souder and wires and led's Oh Hacking tree, Oh Hacking tree, Arduino ticks control thee

Oh Hacking tree, Oh Hacking tree, Those asthetic lights please me Oh Hacking tree, Oh Hacking tree, Those asthetic lights please me

During this week at KHE Soudering leads and and led's Oh Hacking tree, Oh Hacking tree, Those asthetic lights please me

Oh Hacking tree, Oh Hacking tree, Thy lights will always power me; A mess of wires under that shirt Thy lights will always power me

Each led Each silver lead Nothing hacked brings cheer so well

Oh Hacking tree, Oh Hacking tree, Thy lights will always power me

What I learned

We never designed a LED toy like this before, and never took on a project that involved this much soldering. A lot of things we did we wish we could go back and do them in a better way.

What's next for Oh Hacking Tree

The next step for Oh Hacking Tree would be to thin the wiring so that we could make it into something truely wearable as opposed to a concept design.

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