This is a prototype for my first “wearable” project. This word bubble turns SMS messages into very visible accoutrements with the use of a high-contrast OLED character display. The object may invoke unexpected conversation or simply reveal an often hidden method of daily communication. The device can also act as an adaptive technology that allows for simple nonverbal communication. Alternatively the user can share the messaging number and wear whatever anyone decides to message (be it serious, funny or otherwise).
Technical: SMS Communication is managed by an Arduino, Adafruit's FONA module and a T-mobile SIM card. 3D modeling done with Rhino. Printing done using Shapeways. The project is still in testing but working well so far!