Step 5: Sewing Connections

Now you can plug and unplug your Arduino from the sewable interface. When sewing conductive thread connections to the sewable interface, make sure to make good contact with the copper strip underneath the hole as shown in the pictures.

I plan on using this interface for a few textile objects that I'm working on. Because I would like to be able to sew directly to the inputs, as well as be able to remove the Arduino from the circuit.

<p>great idea</p>
What a neat concept, thanks! I'm not sure what I'd use this for, but the methodology behind he perfboards could be used with any electronics you wanted to integrate with clothing... Do you know if the thread and headers could be washed in the cloth / clothing? Thanks Bilby
yes, i think the conductivity for the conductive thread and the headers should survive washing. maybe not in the washing machine, but hand wash with lunkwarm water and mild detergent. Leah Buechley includes some results from washing conductive fabric traces in the following paper on page 11... &gt;&gt; <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.cs.colorado.edu/~buechley/publications/buechley_PUC_07.pdf">http://www.cs.colorado.edu/~buechley/publications/buechley_PUC_07.pdf</a><br/>
interesting :)

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