Class 12: Skin electronics

12-12-2017

Global Instructor: Katia Vega

In the same way that the wearables industry is integrating fashion practices in their development, we envision new partnerships between the biotech/tech companies and skin professionals such as makeup artists, prosthesis experts and tattooists in order to embrace the idea of human-device symbiosis. FX e-makeup made use of special effects makeup for hiding electronic components that sense facial muscle movements, acting as a second skin.

Components:

Option 1:

Skin Masquerade Party

1 Adafruit GEMMA board 4 Adafruit FLORA NeoPixels 1 Coincell battery holder 2 CR2032 batteries Thin Wires (insulated copper thin wire or silicone insulated wire) Wire strippers, flush snips, and tweezers Soldering iron and solder E6000 craft glue Plastic mask (as a mold) Vaseline or release Liquid latex or FX silicone Sponge applicators Glitter Multimeter Option 2

Twinkle Nails

1 Arduino Uno 5 RFIDs 1 RFID Reader and shield Brushes Fake nails Acrylic Nail liquid, glue and powder Wire Wire strippers, flush snips, and tweezers Soldering iron and solder Multimeter

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