Below is a sketch of the most recent iteration of my superhero cape:

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Since there will be a lot of moving parts and new things I have yet to attempt (p5, bluetooth, soft fabrication) I have decided to use conductive fabric in order to create switches. In addition to the cape, there will also be a mask and gloves.

During play-testing I want to observe how people interact with the cape. Using the slides for the potential story (that will be written on p5), I will get a better idea of how people integrate the cape, mask, and gloves with the story,

Slides for p5 draft

Superheroes- Draft 2

Bill of materials

Conductive fabric:

Price: $20.54

Screen Shot 2015-11-04 at 4.14.21 PM

Cape (for prototyping):

Price: $9

Screen Shot 2015-11-04 at 4.15.37 PM

Mask & gloves (for prototyping):

Price: $9


Price: (short) $6 and (long) $11

Screen Shot 2015-11-04 at 4.21.14 PM

Conductive thread:

Price: $8

Screen Shot 2015-11-04 at 4.25.16 PM

LilyPad Arduino



Week 11/2:

  • Draw a schematic of the cape
  • Research LilyPad vs. Arduino Mini (bluetooth)
  • Play test cape and record feedback
  • Sew (attach) conductive fabric on cape, mask, and gloves

Week 11/9

  • ¬†User-test cape prototype

Week 11/16

  • Connect Arduino to p5

Week 11/23

  • User-test cape with p5 story