Another Fashion Tech Hackathon has come and gone! We were proud to sponsor the event for another year, providing hardware for all the makers involved and judging our very own TinyCircuits category. The team with the best use of TinyCircuits tech in their project received a cash prize and TinyArcade kits. After thirty-six hours of sewing, coding, and soldering, we selected the winning project as SaMiDa.
SaMiDa is classed as Original Retro Jewelry, a style that takes inspiration from 80's culture and applies it to the modern age. Using the TinyScreen+, the necklace's AI plays classic games such as Space Invaders and Pong, switching from one to the other using a random selector. "It's living, breathing jewelry," the team explained at the demo table. "It's an icebreaker that expresses your individuality." The fluidity of the animation and the charming transitions certainly caught our attention, and we were impressed that the project used all original code.
When asked why he was drawn to the TinyScreen+, one member was all about the size. "I like tiny tech," he said, turning SaMiDa over in his hand. "I'm fascinated with how small it can go."
The team hopes to eventually take this project to Kickstarter. We can't wait to see where it goes! For now, you can take a look at the other projects that used our tech:
Thank you to all of the competitors that used TinyCircuits tech. We will see you all next year!