230212 First Breath of interactive dress.

The first breath of our project, which means that we have achieved a first target, to create a mechanism to move parts of a cloth. Furthermore is a first understanding to the relation of cloth’s patterns to an inflatable pattern.

For inflator we have used a custom made patent: a tube and a manual pump. To control valves we hacked manual air flow valves to work with a servo. To control servo and the whole “breath” mechanism we used arduino uno.

Next step is to create our inflatable volumes sewed in patterns of clothes. Stay tuned to our channel to discover more. It will be a nice journey.

Anna-Klara Veltsista
Sandy Karagkouni
Theodoros Themistokleous