Alis & Priyanka | Fashion-Tech

Please do not be alarmed, these spots are not contagious.

Monday, December 04, 2006


this morning's success was overshaddowed by the fact that we couldn't get the zap to work wirelessly.. but we got the wireless working by removing my extraneous wires going to ground...

but now... now we have wireless zapping!

turns out that it was a transistor issue and what we needed was a PNP transistor. what ended up workig was a 2N3906 transistor. i measured the voltage and it gives about 4V. i'm actually wondering if that's going to be too much... it really was quite a jolt... we need to test with the conductive fabric to see how it is when the shock is spread... i think it's going to be more intense... hmm...

thanks to (becky's) chris & rafael for helping with the transistor issue! genii! yaaa!

trying to put the wireless circuit together

i thought it worked... but it doesn't seem to be working now... and it doens't work with the zapper...

Sunday, December 03, 2006

making the patch

Making the first patch.
This would normally be velcroed onto the right shoulder.

Monday, November 27, 2006

patches to wireless diagram (we think...)

Sunday, November 26, 2006

visual prototype

patch trial: layering conductive fabric for under the patch

Friday, November 24, 2006

zap patches: body geography


user testing: Ahh !

zapper pen diagram

getting to know and purchasing materials

+We opened the zapper pen and tried to understand how to connect it to our wireless kit.
+We ordered an additionnal 4 pens from its website.
+We ordered the wireless kit.

Saturday, November 18, 2006


It's not easy when it's over but with a little bluetooth technology and electroshock therapy, ZAP-U-PUNCTURE will condition you to move on with your life, and ween you off your ex, while at the same time, making those around you aware of what is happening in your life, and explaining, perhaps, atypical antisocial behavior resultant from the recent life change.
ZAP-U-PUNCTURE is designed to replace positive emotions and the heartache associated with a particular person, with negative emotions, and feelings of irritation and physical pain. ZAP-U-PUNCTURE is a two-piece wearable ensemble equipped with 4 modular bluetooth-enabled patches placed strategically over parts of the body which condition and communicate via electric shock and color respectively. The conditioning is internal, and felt by the user in the form of an electric shock every time they phone or send an SMS to their ex. A color change also occurs and is triggered at the same time, but it is external and communicates to the rest of the world -- friends, family -- the user's proactive attempt at improving their life.

Sunday, November 12, 2006


yeaaaa! zap zap!

This is our cool new blog for our Fashionable Technology Class final.