This I'ble will show you how to Craft, an out of date t-shirt and revive it into a spectacular interactive work, surely to amaze all that gaze upon its electronic wonder.
E-textiles seem to be the new "in" thing, when it comes to modding garments in this day and age.
Continue and I shall show you how to create your own work of electrical delight, sprinkled with some fabrictry wonder.
Amaze and amuse your friends as they wonder as to the workings, of your magically lit device.
Step 1: Ingredients
~ One tragrically out of date bright yellow T-shirt.
~ Conductive thread (Free Conductive Thread).
~ Conductive wire.
~ Thread- Various colors.
~ 9V Battery/Terminal.
~ Soldiering iron/Solder.
Now that you have acquired/borrowed/stolen (No don't steal them, just borrow them, until you can replace them.) these items, move onto the design.
Step 2: Choosing your Design and Planning the Circuit
I have chosen to free hand tranfer. I would assume printing your design would be easiest.
Once you have chosen your design, plot the applicable path for your circuit. This will depend on what elements you wish to add to your circuit. In this demonstration I have chosen the Instructables Robot as its segmented body, allows for a simple circuit layout. It also offers the availablity for expansion in the future. See his wheels? Endless possibilities.
Your circuits maybe as simple or as complex as you wish.
I have chosen a simple circuit, comprising of three LeD's and a switch (described in Step 8).
The power source will be a 9V battery. It will be connected to a + and - fabric tab to join the circuit.
Once you have an idea of your circuit, trafnser it to your fabric/shirt. This can be done via lead transfer or copying the image through the fabric. Once you have tranfered the image/circuit to the fabric, move onto the sewing stage.