I never believed that technology would go has far as making electrical clothing. But it has. Tech savvy designer Randy Sarafan was inspired by the hi-tech bras found in Syrian bazaars and decided to take a stab at the industry of making removable clothing (with literally a clap of your hands). The San Francisco native man has now made a hi-tech bra of his own. The battery-powered design has an electromagnet that controls a switch. That switch opens up the clasps when someone makes a simple gesture like clapping next to the bra.
‘In the West, we often think of Arab cultures as sexually repressed societies, when – in fact – it turns out that they are clearly leaps and bounds ahead of us in advancements in lingerie technology”, says Randy in a Instructables blog post.
Without a surprise, Syrian lingerie includes other technology savvy pieces like remote-controlled knockers and glow-in-the-dark bras.
The clap-off bra uses two circuit boards, an Arduino, a 28-pin socket, two 22pF capcitors, a 10uF capacitor, 1K, 10K and 100K resistors, a voltage regulator, nuts, bolts and a soldering iron and other items. Sarafan even experimented with materials that made the claps of the bras explode.
Sarafan suggests that this new bra would be useful to women who suffer from arthritis and other physical disabilities that make it virtually impossible to unclasp a bra with their hands.
If you would like to make your own clap-off bra, click here for instructions!
Good luck ladies (and gentlemen who want to make a lasting impression on their next girlfriend).