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PROJECTS

The Chameleon Bag

Make an interactive messenger bag that reacts to your RFID-tagged objects.

Written by Kathryn McElroy

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Time Required:

6–8 Hours

Cost:

$180–$200

Solder up the electronics, then brush up on your sewing to make this spectacular bag.

Jeffrey Braverman

THE CHAMELEON BAG IS AN INTERACTIVE MESSENGER BAG WITH A REACTIVE FRONT PANEL. I wanted the bag to display animations and patterns across its front flap as the user places different RFID-tagged objects into it, and I accomplished this by combining a Boarduino microcontroller and an RFID reader inside the bag, along with 49 RGB LEDs on its front flap.

KATHRYN MCELROY is a Design ...

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