Chapter 8. Actuators

Actuators are the things that go boom, blink, and bzzzzt. They are the things that make things happen. In this chapter, I cover actuators that produce a range of outcomes including light, sound, movement, and heat. Through the use of these components you’ll be able to produce garments that can glow, shake, and sing.

Freestyle SoundKits by Jessica Thompson
Figure 8-1. Freestyle SoundKits by Jessica Thompson


Whether you’re a cyclist or a fashionista, there are times when being seen can make all the difference. Here I review a variety of ways to wear light.

Galaxy Dress by Cute Circuit
Figure 8-2. Galaxy ...

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