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Working 'digg me' tshirt using the digg button kit

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Step 7: Sewing the electrical 'tracks'

I decided to use conductive thread over wires as this would make the tshirt more wearable. It turned out there were some positive and negatives about using conductive thread.

positives:
  • greatly more wearable.
  • interesting experience.
negatives:
  • very messy: whilst I planned where each thread would go, it was impossible to make nice stiches (as seen in the below photos).
  • problem of shorts due to no insulation: whenever the thread needed to overlap, a piece of fabric was required to insulate the overlapping thread.
  • visible: even though white thread was used on the outside and the conductive thread on the inside the almost black colour still showed through.
 
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