Playtesting

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

http://www.amazon.com/Adafruit-Knit-Conductive-Fabric-ADA1167/dp/B00XW2NW9E/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1446671544&sr=8-10&keywords=conductive+fabric

Cape (for prototyping):

Price: $9

Screen Shot 2015-11-04 at 4.15.37 PM

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00LXCY8ZW?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00

Mask & gloves (for prototyping):

Price: $9

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00MFSL5UY?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00

Gloves:

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

Screen Shot 2015-11-04 at 4.21.14 PM

http://www.amazon.com/TV-Store-Superhero-Costume-Gloves/dp/B009G267XM/ref=sr_1_1?s=apparel&ie=UTF8&qid=1446672066&sr=1-1&nodeID=7141123011&keywords=superhero+gloves

Conductive thread:

Price: $8

Screen Shot 2015-11-04 at 4.25.16 PM

http://www.amazon.com/CanaKit-Conductive-Thread-Bobbin-Bobbins/dp/B007R9UA4S

LilyPad Arduino

Arduino

Timeline:

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