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Email-Counting T-Shirt: T is for “Too Much Tech in This”

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Chris Ball and his wife Madeleine created an email-counting shirt. If you’re looking for a valid justification for the existence of a shirt that can count new emails in binary form then you must be new to technabob. Welcome! And remember, hackers and tinkerers don’t ask why. They ask what if.

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The Lilypad Arduino on the shirt is paired with a Bluetooth dongle (the red “stalk” in the middle of the Lilypad). When Chris gets new email, his Android phone sends a signal to the Lilypad, which then activates the light or lights that will add up to his total number of new emails.

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This would be way cooler if Chris could make it work over long distances. Or if the shirt electrically shocked him everytime a new message comes in, for as many times as the number of new messages. What do you think, Mrs. Ball? :D

[via Forever Geek]







Comments (6):

  1. Matt Mets says:

    It does work over long distances though, right? At least anywhere his phone has reception.

    • lambert v. says:

      I meant if the shirt could receive signals from his phone over long distances.:D Right now it can’t possibly have a range of more than 100 meters because it’s using a Bluetooth dongle.

      • Matt Mets says:

        That’s a fair criticism :-). Of course, without using a phone the project would have probably been much more complicated/expensive. The way I looked at it was, when am I wearing a shirt but not carrying my phone, and still want to know how many email messages I have?

  2. XpAcErX says:

    My mom would need a 300+ count, she never checks her email

  3. jane says:

    i think cloning a human is rediculous!!! this can be harmful to humanity in the future. i wouldnt agree on more espicailly cloning human robots with human emotions. its freaky and soo not cool 4 humanity!

  4. christian louboutin red sole boots says:

    Profoundly true!

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