Rainbow Sparkles

Text to the jacket


Designer: ElektroCouture


Why can’t we be pretty and smart at the same time? That’s how everything started – and this jacket is the first wearable apparel piece we created. 

With love and dedication made at FabLab Berlin in early 2014, RainbowSparkles contains 36 RGB cold LEDs and 15 metre cable powered by a standard USB charger – hand-sewn and hand-soldered. 

Since this jacket has travelled all across the world, the implementation of a wifi spot wouldn’t have been useful so we decided to implement a Twilio API text message application.

Thanks to the Twilio API, RainbowSparkles now has multiple phone numbers assigned. Via text message LEDs can be triggered to change colours and effects. For instance a message containing ‘#blue #sparkle’ will make the LEDs in the back of the jacket turn into a blue sparkle effect.

The most popular effect however is #rainbow – a random algorithm rainbow effect playing with all shades of colours possible.