Hi all. I am new to these forums and very new to arduino (and all electronics). I am a research student working in wearable computing this year, and my research project is going to be about creating a wireless wearable display.
I’m hoping to start this thread and spark interest in my project, and hopefully keep this thread going for the full year to reveal my progress as i begin to make the device.
i decided i want to be using a arduino i/o board, because it can be used with processing, and i will be using the board to connect LEDs and create cool looking visualizations.I have included an image about the basics of how this setup should work in the end.
Since i am very new to electronics and arduino, i was hoping to firstly get some answers to the following questions.
1. I need to be able to send data to the device from a computer in order to generate visuals on the LED’s. So what type/brand/model of wifi radio module can i connect to the wiring board to do this?
2. i will be using a laptop computer to send this data wirelessly to the the i/o board, so what type/brand/model wifi module can i connect to a laptop to send data to the wifi module from question 1.
3. Are there any display devices (panels, LED’s) out there that people recommend to use with the arduino board to display visualizations?
4. Are there any portable power supply sources that people recommmend to use with the arduion board. preferrably a light weight one as i do not want this to be too heavy to wear. and need to get probably at least an hour of power each time.
how i think the device will work
how i think the device will be connected
I hope there are some arduino enthusiasts out there who will find this project interesting and will lend there expertise to help me solve some of these problems.
I can be emailed at email@example.com if anyone has any information, links etc they would like to send. I am also from australia, so any arduino users in australia feel free to contact me if you have tips etc.