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Make: JavaScript Robotics by Rick Waldron, Backstop Media

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Chapter 14. Meow Shoes

Have you ever wanted to turn your body into a device to communicate with computers, beyond just typing on a keyboard or clicking with a mouse? I bet you have. Expressing oneself through human movement is a deeply connective and fun experience for almost everyone. Dance and similar art forms can move beyond just the visual and auditory effects bound to the movements themselves.

What if you could augment this behavior into electronic communication? You can certainly do this with the help of JavaScript, and some rudimentary sensors placed in an otherwise unassuming pair of shoes! Are you ready to create magic with your feet?

Figure 14-1. The finished Meow Shoes

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