HackSpace-Magazine has crowned a new queen of wearable technology. Meet Debra Ansell, who you might know better as Geek Mom Projects. (That’s her with the LED bracelets and the sound-reactive embroidered party dress – yeah that one).
You may have seen Debra Ansell’s sound-reactive LED-embroidered party dress. Or his clever internet-connected, edge-lit acrylic light paintings. Or you may have recreated one of her builds yourself – following the instructions she generously posts on her site. geekmomprojects.com.
Alternatively, you may recognize the name because almost everyone we talk to these days cites it as an influence on their work. We spent an hour with her talking about everything from manufacturing, to creativity, and how you go from a physics PhD program to teaching electronics to kids.
Raspberry pie: Meet Debra Ansell: Geek Mom Projects
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