Jes Voight



Converse Beacon

Converse asked us to hack a pair of Chucks around the theme of weather. We created Beacon - an Arduino powered wearable that puts the weather forecast on your feet. Unlike other Chuck Hacks that are just for show, we built an authentic device that anyone with a pair of Chucks, a soldering iron and a lazy afternoon could hack together. I assisted the creative leads in fabrication and concept development.


We built comprehensive instructions hosted on so that anyone could learn how to build their own Beacon.


We also built custom kits that contained pre-built Beacons, ready to be hacked.