LumiNet: The Wearable Computing Network

LumiNet takes the conventions of a central processing unit, such as an Arduino, handling most of the workload and spreads the responsibility across a series of parallel ‘LumiNet modules’ which only depend on the four modules directly connected to it. This way, if one module goes bad, the rest of the wearable network will stay up and running. It’s programming by infection.

Each LumiNet module measures 1.2? square and contains an RGB LED, an ATTiny84 and connectors to its neighboring nodes. Sensors attached to the modules’ LEDs add an interactive experience, providing a random pattern triggered by light, temperature and sound. Can I buy a non-functioning version for cheap? This thing looks node-tastic.

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