c_anemone is a line of flexible, washable, handmade circuit boards designed to be used in wearable electronic projects.
c_anemone is inspired by sea creatures that gather together to form larger, integrated colonies called siphonophores.
c_anemone is designed and created by Marisa Ranalli.
This is the c_anemone microcontroller, aka the brain.
The c_anemone has 5 programmable pins, 3 analog and 2 digital PWM (pulse-width modulation) pins. One more PWN pin (A2) can be programmed through software. The R pin is used strictly for uploading data to the chip. Make sure that you don't plug the board in backwards, reversing the voltage pins will likely break the board. The c_anemone runs off of an ATtiny45.
This is the c_anemone muscle wire board, responsible for movement.
You can purchase them through our Online Shop.
They will available for purchase at the Site Bee Pop Up Shop from May 25th until July 25th, 2014. Site Bee is located at 1550 Queen St. W in Toronto, Ontario.
The board is made from wool and conductive fabric. If you are allergic to wool, then this board may not be for you.
The microcontroller can be programmed through the Arduino IDE. Click here to download the hardware library for the c_anemone. Downloading this library will allow you to program the c_anemone using the pin labels marked on the board. To install the library, locate your Arduino sketchbook folder. This folder is called Arduino and should be located within your Documents folder. If it doesn't exist already, create a folder called hardware. Unzip the c_anemone library to this folder. Further instructions about how to upload sketches can be found here.
avrdude: please define PAGEL and BS2 signals in the configuration file for part ATtiny45 avrdude: please define PAGEL and BS2 signals in the configuration file for part ATtiny45
You don't have to worry about these, if these are the only errors you are getting. As long as it says your sketch was uploaded successfully, then it is fine.
avrdude: Yikes! Invalid device signature. Double check connections and try again, or use -F to override this check.
If you get this error, you either have the board hooked up incorrectly to the programmer, or the board is dead. Check your connections and try again. Make sure you have the correct board selected.
Sketches can be written through the Arduino IDE and then uploaded to the c_anemone microntroller. Click here to download the software library/examples for these boards. To install the library, locate your Arduino sketchbook folder. This folder is called Arduino and should be located within your Documents folder. If it doesn't exist already, create a folder called libraries. Unzip the file to this folder.
Yes! You can wash the boards in a washing machine, or by hand. Make sure to remove any batteries before washing.
We suggest sewing a border inside the board with thread. This way, the conductive contacts stay sewn down. You will want to make sure that the boards are very well secured to the fabric, especially if you plan on washing them.
Each board is handmade and therefore unique. The board measurements vary slightly, and the conductive bits are not always aligned in the same position on each board. The boards are also laser cut, so there will be some burnt parts around the edge of the boards. The burn marks fade with washing. If you have any issues with your board, please let us know.
Click here to see an interview from Digifest with Marisa Ranalli.