12. Skin Electronics#

I would like to start saying that has been a week full of weirdness and craziness.


A nice massage from Jessica new arm!

When we started this week I was really confused and quit lost. The class had been very intresting and fun I did’t know where to start.

Spora: outfit for the contest “Fashion Digital Made”#

Futhermore during this week Stéphanie and I, have been so busy with our project “Spora

(visit our website or our Fabricademy page).


Our outfit has been designed to join the contest “Fashion Digital Made” by Fondazione Mondo Digitale



Since I really did’t know where to start I started creating a Pintest board about masks interpretation.


Roy Lichtenstein makeup inspired | Picasso and American art book cover| Makeup


Alexander McQueen at Paris Fashion Week Spring 2012 | Givenchy | Christian Dior S/S 2012, by Stephen Jones

The process#

Instead of thinking about what would have become, I decided to start from creating a latex mask.

I used as a mold a plasic mask we had in the lab and then I started to add layer of latex helping myslef with a pipet and a brush.

You can create very thick layer of latex but you have to wait until the previous layer is dryed.

It hasn’t been so easy to peel of the mask from its mold because it was too thin.


Adafruit Gemma#

Here you’ll find all the necessary instructions on how to use this microcontroller board.


If you do not have the last version of Arduino IDE (1.6.6+) than you will have to install the right boards.

What you’ll need to do is to copy and paste this link: https://adafruit.github.io/arduino-board-index/package_adafruit_index.json into the ‘Additional Board Managers URLS’, in this way:


(picture from Stéphanie‘s documentation.)

Then you’ll need to install the needed boards:

The final result: a blinking third eye#


At the end I decided to realize a third eye.

Love, share, download the code here!#

int led = 1; // blink 'digital' pin 1 - AKA the built in red LED
// the setup routine runs once when you press reset:
void setup() {
// initialize the digital pin as an output.
pinMode(led, OUTPUT);
// the loop routine runs over and over again forever:
void loop() {
digitalWrite(led, HIGH);
digitalWrite(led, LOW);