It is hard to imagine what a little embroidery thread and a little bit of gadgetry will get you, but artist Tomofumi Yoshida has taken that challenge on in full. His stitched subway system was crafted with an Arduino MEGA shield that lights up and represents the Tokyo transit map.
Electronic embroidery is a great new artistry that promotes creativity and cultivates a different skill not normally used in creating art. To create any of these art pieces, you need to combine traditional embroidery techniques with a few electronic components. Tomofumi Yoshida's creative craft combines the artistic skill needed to create and embroider, while his more mathematical skills come in handy to make sure the Arduino MEGA shield lights up.
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Tomofumi Yoshida Sews a Public Transit Map into an Arduino Mega Shield
By: Deborah Kim - Published: Jul 24, 2011 • References: adafruit