The Anxious Jacket anxiously greets or repels people, depending on the mood of the wearer. It is for the socially anxious souls who are at a loss for words when confronted with various social situations.
The Jacket has two modes: extrovert and introvert mode. When The Jacket is zipped down it is in extrovert mode: when people approach The Jacket it greets and compliments them, flashing friendly pastel colors intended to attract passersby. When The Jacket is zipped up, it is in introvert mode: when people approach the jacket it sounds an alarm telling them to stay away, while flashing blindingly bright colors that are reminiscent of the lights on police cars.
This project uses the Arduino UNO to control an IR distance sensor and 42 LEDs. It also makes use of this zipper switch.