invention

Invent Self-Lacing Sneakers

by hirumi_littleBits

Published on October 20, 2015

Design Challenge: Shoe’s untied? Yeah, right! Never fall for that old line again. Invent a pair of sneakers you can always trust are laced up.

Duration: 45 min

How To Make It

1

START BY FINDING A PAIR OF KICKS WITH LACES Strap your Bits to your shoes and experiment with different ways to pull the laces tighter.

2

IDEATE What Bits would you use to make your laces automatically tie? What input would be best to trigger a motor to tighten the laces? Spend time ideating, sketch up some ideas & prototype!

3

RECORD IT To complete the challenge, take a video of yourself using your new invention and explaining how you made it. The video should be 30+ seconds.

4

TAKE IT TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL Major bonus points if you can you lace your sneakers wirelessly!

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