Its Valentines Day!
Do you know what that means?
Its time to light up your life with some eTextile love!
Last year was the STABBY Valentine - a no sew and all glow eTextile love note.
2011 was the Sparkle LED TuTu partnership with Gala Darling
and this year............
I created a PUNCHY instructable.
Make a badge for your coat or a pillow for your love.
Maybe it becomes a handbag or a quilt?
Whatever you make please post a photo and share the eTextile Love!
Now come over here Kitty.
I'm gonna light you up!
Step 1: Supplies
Conductive thread - less than 15 ohms/foot resistance
20mm Battery Holder - sewable
3V Coin Cell Battery - CR2032
2 LEDs - 1.8 mm red
Black embroidery floss
Red embroidery floss
Chenille size 24 hand sewing needle
Hello Kitty Image
Step 2: Design the Electronic Circuit
Using the Red Marker draw the location for the positive trace.
This will connect the positive terminal of the battery holder to the positive lead of both LEDs
Using the Black Marker draw the location for two separate negative traces.
One trace will connect the negative terminal of the battery holder to top of Hello Kitty's nose.
The second trace will connect the negative leads of both LEDs.
Step 3: Trace Hello Kitty to your Fabric
Using a disappearing marker or pencil trace Hello Kitty on to your fashion fabric.
Step 4: Sew the Electronic Traces
Where the positive and negative traces intersect insert a piece of felt to act as a bridge separating electrical current and preventing a short circuit.
Leave about 12 inches of conductive thread at the ends. You will use this tail to hand sew the hardware in place.
Step 5: Introduce Hello Kitty to Electronics
Pin the two layers together.