I am Ariel Cotton.  I'm an artist, UI/UX designer, & maker of interactive things.

I craft beautiful, human-centered interfaces for web and mobile applications. I draw and write comics about life in Berlin and New York City. I even tinker with electronics and make interactive art from time to time.


Blinky Mermaids

Categories embroidery, sewing, doll-making, physical computing
Materials assorted fabrics, thread, cotton stuffing, yarn, Arduino, LEDs, assorted electronics


Ariel Cotton Physical Computing Blinky Mermaids LED Dolls Electronics

I made these dolls to sell at the Out to See popup market and Brooklyn Flea. Each one is embedded with a Teensy microcontroller that makes the LEDs twinkle. There’s also a switch to turn them on and off. They can be found for sale in my shop.

Ariel Cotton Physical Computing Blinky Mermaids LED Dolls Electronics

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