We have decided to make the crying dress 2.0 as three pieces:
(1) A tube necklace with punctured holes that drips the water onto the dress. The motor that pumps water into the dress is triggered by a sensor that detects when the user is crying.
(2) A mask with a sensor for tears that connects to the water pump
(3) A waterproof dress that serves as a canvas or template for the “tears” from the necklace. The dress will have a pocket that holds the pump and the water.
Inquiry: How can a garment act as a disguise or mask for real emotions? What is the emotional reaction of observers of the dress?
Problems still to be solved:
-How to make the sensor run on 9v rather than 5v
-How can we make a refillable container for the water that does not leak and connects to the tube for the pump