Resolve-Ables: Visualize Magnetic Fields With a Light Painting Wearable

Chris Hill

special thanks to Casey Hunt for the photography


Ever since I got my first magnet implant, I’ve been obsessed with magnetic fields. I wanted a way to share the fields that I sense with other people. My idea is to visualize magnetic fields through a light painting wearable. When a magnetic field is detected with a GMR sensor, a NeoPixel stick will light up to represent the field strength, and when photographed using long exposure you can visualize different strengths of the field. The way the NeoPixels lights up can be reprogrammed to create several interesting effects (blinking, colors, number of pixels lit up, etc…) to create visually interesting combinations.