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February 18, 2010 AT 11:42 am

EKG-controlled Game of Life hoodie

Gameoflifehoodie
Joe Saavedra writes-

The concept is a wearable version of Conway’s Game of Life, that is controlled by the current state of your life. Essentially, a wearable extension of your heart, externalized in the form of Conway’s Life. A custom circuit includes an infrared EKG monitor that resets the Game each time a heartbeat is detected. Heartbeat data is analyzed by a hackduino which resets an ATMega48 chip, part of Adafruit’s kit controlling Life, which is embedded in the chest of a hoodie. Conductive thread is used to connect the 16 LED matrix to the circuit board which is kept in a pocket towards the bottom of the hoodie.

Via MAKE!


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2 Comments

  1. All right, that’s a call to arms. I’m going to cover my 1990 Honda Civic with GOL modules now…

  2. Instead of resetting every heartbeat, why not move onto the next step every heartbeat, and only reset when necessary (on stagnation)?

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