Sound-reactive LED necklace is funky fashion
A maker builds an eye-catching necklace that flashes to the beat of any music it hears.
In this age of technology, there's no reason we should settle for jewelry that just sits there, doing nothing. This sound-reactive LED necklace created by Hannah Perner-Wilson is a glimpse into the world of DIY tech fashion.
The finished necklace looks like something out of Legend of Zelda. It's a large piece with 11 LEDs, a battery pack, and a DressCode circuit that allows it to flash in reaction to sounds. The innards are hidden under a cover, so only the diffuse glow of pulsing lights is visible in front.
Perner-Wilson is an experienced maker and electronics tinkerer with a fondness for conductive materials. She created the sound-reactive necklace as a gift for a friend. We should all be so lucky as to have an e-textile crafter for a buddy.
The necklace would be great for a night out on the town, for onstage wear for a musician, or for crazy art-tech events held in the desert. With Perner-Wilson's example to follow, perhaps we can start demanding more high-tech bling from our personal accoutrements.