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(Science Daily)   No more batteries. Charge your phone by rubbing a cat on your shirt   ( sciencedaily.com) divider line
    More: Cool, Clothing, wearable biosensors, charge storage, power wearable biosensors, wearable charge storage, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Trisha L. Andrew, Wearable Electronics Lab  
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3 days ago  
I hear Data was self-charging.
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3 days ago  
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3 days ago  
LOL.
 
3 days ago  
Scientists have a way to create power from rubbing cats?
MFW I remember my girlfriend and I spent last night doing Netflix and chill me fingering her pussy:
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3 days ago  
I'll need a cat.

And a shirt.
 
3 days ago  
"we show that we can literally embroider a charge-storing pattern onto any garment using the vapor-coated threads that our lab makes."

OK, Adafruit... you folks ought to jump on this!

If anybody can take this from vaporware to vaporwear for the hardware hacker, they can.
 
3 days ago  

TravelingFreakshow: I'll need a cat.

And a shirt.


Get the cat first.

Feels good, man.
 
3 days ago  
So what are you using to the store the charge?
 
3 days ago  
Charge a device by rubbing one out?

Go Science!
 
3 days ago  

SansNeural: "we show that we can literally embroider a charge-storing pattern onto any garment using the vapor-coated threads that our lab makes."

OK, Adafruit... you folks ought to jump on this!

If anybody can take this from vaporware to vaporwear for the hardware hacker, they can.


I have so many Arduino boards and LEDs from them, gathering dust in my craft room.  I really need to make more stuff.  I was all set to make a bluefruit KITT light attachment for the front of my Prius, but oops, it's illegal.
 
3 days ago  

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The "vapor-coated conductive threads with a polymer film, plus a special sewing technique to create a flexible mesh of aligned electrodes on a textile backing" form a "micro-supercapacitor" which stores the charge.
 
3 days ago  
Is this revenge for all of the kittens killed by god every time a Boobies thread makes it to the Fark front page?
 
3 days ago  

foo monkey: SansNeural: "we show that we can literally embroider a charge-storing pattern onto any garment using the vapor-coated threads that our lab makes."

OK, Adafruit... you folks ought to jump on this!

If anybody can take this from vaporware to vaporwear for the hardware hacker, they can.

I have so many Arduino boards and LEDs from them, gathering dust in my craft room.  I really need to make more stuff.  I was all set to make a bluefruit KITT light attachment for the front of my Prius, but oops, it's illegal.


Me too, but I'm starting to do things with them.  Not getting drunk every night like I used to helps with that.

Anyway, I found that it's one thing to say, "I can do all sorts of cool things with this stuff!" when ordering these things and quite another to find inspiration to actually make something cool/functional.  So starting small(ish) with things that kinda match with something else I'm doing or interested kind of kick-starts me.

Things I've done with Arduinios:

- Modify the firmware for my 3D printer (no big deal, really).
- Made a configurable (on-time, off-time, number of pulses) pulser to control the output of a high current transformer to perform battery tab spot welding for assembling 18650 Li-ion cells into battery packs.
- Made a square wave output guitar distortion box (5V powered preamp into Arduino analog input with software comparator to generate squarewave, output with adjustable mix with original signal into another preamp module for output to amp).

Working on:
- wireless weather station - Thermistor, 3D printed anemometer and rain tip-cup, 915 MHz ISM band data transceiver modules
- wireless earthquake sensor - WIP
 
3 days ago  
...The only problem I see is that if i even try and touch my cat, they'll find me disemboweled and the cat calmly cleaning herself.
 
3 days ago  
subby bad choice

it isnt caturday yet
 
3 days ago  
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3 days ago  
Wonder what happens when it gets wet.
 
3 days ago  

SansNeural: foo monkey: SansNeural: "we show that we can literally embroider a charge-storing pattern onto any garment using the vapor-coated threads that our lab makes."

OK, Adafruit... you folks ought to jump on this!

If anybody can take this from vaporware to vaporwear for the hardware hacker, they can.

I have so many Arduino boards and LEDs from them, gathering dust in my craft room.  I really need to make more stuff.  I was all set to make a bluefruit KITT light attachment for the front of my Prius, but oops, it's illegal.

Me too, but I'm starting to do things with them.  Not getting drunk every night like I used to helps with that.

Anyway, I found that it's one thing to say, "I can do all sorts of cool things with this stuff!" when ordering these things and quite another to find inspiration to actually make something cool/functional.  So starting small(ish) with things that kinda match with something else I'm doing or interested kind of kick-starts me.

Things I've done with Arduinios:

- Modify the firmware for my 3D printer (no big deal, really).
- Made a configurable (on-time, off-time, number of pulses) pulser to control the output of a high current transformer to perform battery tab spot welding for assembling 18650 Li-ion cells into battery packs.
- Made a square wave output guitar distortion box (5V powered preamp into Arduino analog input with software comparator to generate squarewave, output with adjustable mix with original signal into another preamp module for output to amp).

Working on:
- wireless weather station - Thermistor, 3D printed anemometer and rain tip-cup, 915 MHz ISM band data transceiver modules
- wireless earthquake sensor - WIP


My mom recently asked for an area defense against deer for her garden... I'm thinking motion tracking air vortex cannon. Humane and quiet enough to not annoy the neighbors.

Also, have you played with ATTiny's yet? Been using those a lot lately. EIP.
 
3 days ago  

NotThatGuyAgain: Wonder what happens when it gets wet.


Or hot.
Such a friendly little cat.
Meow
 
3 days ago  

maxheck: SansNeural: foo monkey: SansNeural: "we show that we can literally embroider a charge-storing pattern onto any garment using the vapor-coated threads that our lab makes."

OK, Adafruit... you folks ought to jump on this!

If anybody can take this from vaporware to vaporwear for the hardware hacker, they can.

I have so many Arduino boards and LEDs from them, gathering dust in my craft room.  I really need to make more stuff.  I was all set to make a bluefruit KITT light attachment for the front of my Prius, but oops, it's illegal.

Me too, but I'm starting to do things with them.  Not getting drunk every night like I used to helps with that.

Anyway, I found that it's one thing to say, "I can do all sorts of cool things with this stuff!" when ordering these things and quite another to find inspiration to actually make something cool/functional.  So starting small(ish) with things that kinda match with something else I'm doing or interested kind of kick-starts me.

Things I've done with Arduinios:

- Modify the firmware for my 3D printer (no big deal, really).
- Made a configurable (on-time, off-time, number of pulses) pulser to control the output of a high current transformer to perform battery tab spot welding for assembling 18650 Li-ion cells into battery packs.
- Made a square wave output guitar distortion box (5V powered preamp into Arduino analog input with software comparator to generate squarewave, output with adjustable mix with original signal into another preamp module for output to amp).

Working on:
- wireless weather station - Thermistor, 3D printed anemometer and rain tip-cup, 915 MHz ISM band data transceiver modules
- wireless earthquake sensor - WIP

My mom recently asked for an area defense against deer for her garden... I'm thinking motion tracking air vortex cannon. Humane and quiet enough to not annoy the neighbors.

Also, have you played with ATTiny's yet? Been using those a lot lately. EIP.


No, actually, I have not.

I have used Arduino "Pro Mini"s that ordered from China for about 1/4 the $10 price tag at Sparkfun.  Next time I'll order "Nano" or "Micro" versions that have USB.
 
3 days ago  

AtlanticCoast63: ...The only problem I see is that if i even try and touch my cat, they'll find me disemboweled and the cat calmly cleaning herself.


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3 days ago  

SansNeural: maxheck: SansNeural: foo monkey: SansNeural: "we show that we can literally embroider a charge-storing pattern onto any garment using the vapor-coated threads that our lab makes."

OK, Adafruit... you folks ought to jump on this!

If anybody can take this from vaporware to vaporwear for the hardware hacker, they can.

I have so many Arduino boards and LEDs from them, gathering dust in my craft room.  I really need to make more stuff.  I was all set to make a bluefruit KITT light attachment for the front of my Prius, but oops, it's illegal.

Me too, but I'm starting to do things with them.  Not getting drunk every night like I used to helps with that.

Anyway, I found that it's one thing to say, "I can do all sorts of cool things with this stuff!" when ordering these things and quite another to find inspiration to actually make something cool/functional.  So starting small(ish) with things that kinda match with something else I'm doing or interested kind of kick-starts me.

Things I've done with Arduinios:

- Modify the firmware for my 3D printer (no big deal, really).
- Made a configurable (on-time, off-time, number of pulses) pulser to control the output of a high current transformer to perform battery tab spot welding for assembling 18650 Li-ion cells into battery packs.
- Made a square wave output guitar distortion box (5V powered preamp into Arduino analog input with software comparator to generate squarewave, output with adjustable mix with original signal into another preamp module for output to amp).

Working on:
- wireless weather station - Thermistor, 3D printed anemometer and rain tip-cup, 915 MHz ISM band data transceiver modules
- wireless earthquake sensor - WIP

My mom recently asked for an area defense against deer for her garden... I'm thinking motion tracking air vortex cannon. Humane and quiet enough to not annoy the neighbors.

Also, have you played with ATTiny's yet? Been using those a lot lately. EIP.

No, actually, I have not.

I have used Ardu ...


You can get Pi Zero W clones from China for $10 on eBay. I used one to have Alexa control the lights outside the house. ATTIny 85's are under $3.00. Computronium is so cheap!
 
3 days ago  

Who Flipped The Crazy Switch On The Matrix: AtlanticCoast63: ...The only problem I see is that if i even try and touch my cat, they'll find me disemboweled and the cat calmly cleaning herself.

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3 days ago  
Just spitballing here...what if we got the cat to wear the shirt inside-out and got continuous charging?  What do you mean, "cat hair and dander aren't what powers your device"?  Okay, okay, what if he wore a tiny little terrycloth headband all the time?  Can we wire up his tail as a transmitter, maybe get some distance out of it?  Is there some way we can harness the energy spent from mating cats?  Is there a way to transfer feline indifference into a charge?
 
3 days ago  
Also also, I have a cat who regularly rubs up against my shirt and I have yet to see my power bill reduce!
 
3 days ago  

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maxheck: SansNeural: foo monkey: SansNeural: "we show that we can literally embroider a charge-storing pattern onto any garment using the vapor-coated threads that our lab makes."

OK, Adafruit... you folks ought to jump on this!

If anybody can take this from vaporware to vaporwear for the hardware hacker, they can.

I have so many Arduino boards and LEDs from them, gathering dust in my craft room.  I really need to make more stuff.  I was all set to make a bluefruit KITT light attachment for the front of my Prius, but oops, it's illegal.

Me too, but I'm starting to do things with them.  Not getting drunk every night like I used to helps with that.

Anyway, I found that it's one thing to say, "I can do all sorts of cool things with this stuff!" when ordering these things and quite another to find inspiration to actually make something cool/functional.  So starting small(ish) with things that kinda match with something else I'm doing or interested kind of kick-starts me.

Things I've done with Arduinios:

- Modify the firmware for my 3D printer (no big deal, really).
- Made a configurable (on-time, off-time, number of pulses) pulser to control the output of a high current transformer to perform battery tab spot welding for assembling 18650 Li-ion cells into battery packs.
- Made a square wave output guitar distortion box (5V powered preamp into Arduino analog input with software comparator to generate squarewave, output with adjustable mix with original signal into another preamp module for output to amp).

Working on:
- wireless weather station - Thermistor, 3D printed anemometer and rain tip-cup, 915 MHz ISM band data transceiver modules
- wireless earthquake sensor - WIP

My mom recently asked for an area defense against deer for her garden... I'm thinking motion tracking air vortex cannon. Humane and quiet enough to not annoy the neighbors.

Also, have you played with ATTiny's yet? Been using those a lot lately. EIP.


When I lived in an apartment, one of my Arduino+Raspberry Pi projects was designed specifically to annoy the neighbors. I attached a piezo sensor to my ceiling and rigged up a bunch of car speakers to an amplifier. Whenever my neighbors upstairs played their gangster music too loud, my Pi would drown them out and annoy the hell out of them by automatically blasting Barbie Girl through their floor.
 
3 days ago  

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that is by far the best skit that show ever produced. Everyone is just broken by the end, except Colin.

Now I have to find it on the youtubes
 
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2 days ago  
Try to rub -my- cat on my shirt? That's not a very good idea.
 
2 days ago  

maxheck: SansNeural: foo monkey: SansNeural: "we show that we can literally embroider a charge-storing pattern onto any garment using the vapor-coated threads that our lab makes."

OK, Adafruit... you folks ought to jump on this!

If anybody can take this from vaporware to vaporwear for the hardware hacker, they can.

I have so many Arduino boards and LEDs from them, gathering dust in my craft room.  I really need to make more stuff.  I was all set to make a bluefruit KITT light attachment for the front of my Prius, but oops, it's illegal.

Me too, but I'm starting to do things with them.  Not getting drunk every night like I used to helps with that.

Anyway, I found that it's one thing to say, "I can do all sorts of cool things with this stuff!" when ordering these things and quite another to find inspiration to actually make something cool/functional.  So starting small(ish) with things that kinda match with something else I'm doing or interested kind of kick-starts me.

Things I've done with Arduinios:

- Modify the firmware for my 3D printer (no big deal, really).
- Made a configurable (on-time, off-time, number of pulses) pulser to control the output of a high current transformer to perform battery tab spot welding for assembling 18650 Li-ion cells into battery packs.
- Made a square wave output guitar distortion box (5V powered preamp into Arduino analog input with software comparator to generate squarewave, output with adjustable mix with original signal into another preamp module for output to amp).

Working on:
- wireless weather station - Thermistor, 3D printed anemometer and rain tip-cup, 915 MHz ISM band data transceiver modules
- wireless earthquake sensor - WIP

My mom recently asked for an area defense against deer for her garden... I'm thinking motion tracking air vortex cannon. Humane and quiet enough to not annoy the neighbors.

Also, have you played with ATTiny's yet? Been using those a lot lately. EIP.


A neighbor told me something thay works great to keep deer away.  Grate Irish Spring soap around the edge of your garden.  It doesn't need to be a lot and reapply after it rains.  And it has to be Irish Spring.  Deer hate it for some reason.

/Or wolf urine
 
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