This t-shirt interfaces with a toy piano, allowing for people to play music on my back. Fabric Buttons
replace the keys, poppers connect to the circuit so that it can be connected and disconnected from the t-shirt. This allows for all of the components on the t-shirt to remain wearable and washable.This particular Instructable is made for the Electronic Textile workshop that will be held in Zurich/Switzerland on Saturday 7th December 2009 as part of the DIY Festival Zurich. If you are interested in this workshop, please contact the festival.OUTCOME
Even though the outcome of this Instructable is a t-shirt, you can choose to design your own design that incorporates fabric buttons and fabric pressure sensors and fabric bend sensors.
Each step includes both specific and general instructions to help you create your own wearable interface.I have to admit that I'm not very happy with the way this project turned out. But now I know what to do better the next time. The biggest problem i had was with the connection between the 3V power supply and the circuit. When I used conductive fabric traces it was not getting enough juice to run, although the multimeter showed no loss in voltage. So I had to make a straight wire connection between circuit and battery pouch. Also, the buttons on the back were not made very well and it is not actually very fun to play. Though I hope I got the idea across and that I'll be able to use this Instructable to accompany the workshop.WORKSHOP PREPARATIONS