While I was in America at Bay Area Maker Faire, I managed to meet the amazing Mary Etta West, who designs pcbs to *be* jewellery. In Berlin I happened upon some manufacturers of extreme close up cameras doing a surface mount soldering workshop.. on jewellery.
So of course, my autism demands that I focus wholeheartedly and intensely on jewellery (jewelry if you must, American chums).
First, Mary Etta West, aka LightningHawk. She designs pcbs and you’ll recognise a fair few of her boards – the LilyPad Proto Snap, the Sparkfun Weatherbit, and many others. She’s used her skills to make the most gorgeous jewellery with programmable lights under the nom de plume (nom de circuit?) Desert Bloom. Add a 3-d printed cover and you’re pretty close to geek nirvana.
Also, I clearly have an inability to pull a normal face in photos. L-R Angela Sheehan (@the_gella), Mary (@_LightningHawk) and me (@tanurai).
A few of the prototypes that are making this weekend a thing. Visit. Program. Accessorize. #makerfaire18 #mfba18 #makerfaire pic.twitter.com/mCLoUWvgwB
— Mary Etta West (@_LightningHawk) May 14, 2018
One of her pieces *may* have made it back to the UK. Via Berlin, where it was greatly admired.
For more about her designs, visit https://www.ettawest.com/