The Huggable LEDigrade is a soft sculpture with capacitive sensors and LEDs that change from fading in and out to a nice magenta hue when touched. Due to the current pandemic I’ve felt a bit lonely throughout the Autumn. This feeling evoked the idea to make something that would react to human touch and thus give its owner company.
One of my main goals on this project was to get my first experiences designing and making something that combines textile and electronics. When I’m working with textiles I want to use recycled materials so I made the LEDigrade with old bed sheets that I found at my Grandmother’s house a year ago.