Instructables: exploring - technology - soft-circuits - soft circuits - featured Sat, 23 Aug 2014 12:26:23 PDT BLOX v1.01 How to Solder (Stainless Steel) Conductive Thread
How to Solder (Stainless Steel) Conductive Thread - More DIY How To Projects]]> jseay I got the idea for this from Leah Buechley's LED sequins made with crimp beads. I wanted to solder thread connections instead of sewing. I like the flexibility and durability of stainless steel thread but it doesn't solder.* So I developed a "work-around." I couldn't solder to the thread, but I coul...
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Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:33:32 PDT
Make Your Own E-Textile Arduino Board
Make Your Own E-Textile Arduino Board - More DIY How To Projects]]> jseay The ATtiny85 chip is a simple $2 way to get into Arduino. It's the basis of low-cost microcontrollers like the Digispark, the Picoduino, the Trinket, and for e-textiles, the Gemma, and the LilyTiny. These off-the-shelf boards are brilliantly designed and great for one-offs. If, however, you need a b...
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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 09:30:54 PDT
Making flexible PCBs with a laser jet printer or copier
Making flexible PCBs with a laser jet printer or copier - More DIY How To Projects]]> Ladycartoonist You can make flexible PCBs on the cheap using a laserjet printer or copier- basically anything that uses toner. They have pretty good accuracy, but I wouldn't trust it for anything smaller than an 0805 SMD part, though I have done down to 0804. They're great for making LED boards that you can iron o...
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Tue, 18 Mar 2014 15:42:24 PDT
How to make Valentine Magnetic Hearts
How to make Valentine Magnetic Hearts - More DIY How To Projects]]> kitronik Get in the mood for Valentine's Day with these hearts that light up when they touch. Each heart has a magnet switch and magnet hidden along the side edges and once they are lined up with each other, a circuit is created and true love is declared! The hearts are hand sewn and are made out of felt b...
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Fri, 7 Feb 2014 10:50:27 PST
Make your own sonic sound scarf!
Make your own sonic sound scarf! - More DIY How To Projects]]> stephaniemars Transport yourself through sound ! Instead of using traditional headphones - this circle scarf has speakers embedded in it, along with a lilypad MP3 player so you can listen to music/sound through the fabric!  Step One Gather materials : Fabric (I used a lighter weight material to line the insid...
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Mon, 16 Dec 2013 08:18:54 PST
LED Cuff Bracelet
LED Cuff Bracelet - More DIY How To Projects]]> bitwiseOwl Sew your own LED bracelet and wear it! Your bracelet will light up when you snap it together and close the circuit. Sew your circuit, and then decorate it how you like! If you're teaching this as a workshop, use my one-sheet pdf file below. Check out the Seahawks and Valentine's Day variations! I...
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Sat, 23 Nov 2013 20:37:14 PST
Make some Feltronics
Make some Feltronics - More DIY How To Projects]]> acklenx Feltronics turns your refrigerator into a soft circuit breadboard (a large format electronics project kit). That is, you can make real, working electronic circuits and projects using big fuzzy felt pieces, and stick them to metal surfaces.  Hackerspace Charlotte took home the Grand Prize from the Gl...
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Mon, 15 Jul 2013 00:15:20 PDT
City lights
City lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> made_by_kyle City lights is a fun project for kids of all ages to begin to learn a bit about soft circuits and an opportunity to create a fun at home project based either on your home city or one in your imagination. You will build simple block style buildings integrating LEDs for visual fun, there is a simple a...
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Wed, 22 May 2013 12:11:30 PDT
Beginning Soft Circuits zazenergy "Beginning Soft Circuits" gives you the complete step-by-step instructions for 19 different projects to light up your clothes. Learn to make your own sparkling tutu, a turn signal bike jacket, light up leggings and more! All projects come from, are written by our creative community...
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Wed, 11 May 2011 15:39:04 PDT
How-To videos for eTextiles, soft circuits and wearable computing Lynne Bruning How -To videos series about the basics construction of DIY soft circuits, eTextiles and wearable tech. These video shorts will help you- select hand sewing needles for conductive threads sew electronic hardware to textiles compare conductive threads and fabrics use conductive thread with your sewin...
By: Lynne Bruning

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Thu, 26 Jan 2012 04:52:32 PST
Proximity-Sensing Pocket Squares
Proximity-Sensing Pocket Squares - More DIY How To Projects]]> quasiben My friends and I like to coordinate for our mutual friends' weddings.  Our friends L & E got married recently and we wanted to do something special to mark the occasion.  We settled on something elegant and simple -- pocket squares that could visualize the number of people within a certain proximity...
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Thu, 21 Apr 2011 20:21:04 PDT
Needle-felted light up Prince of All Cosmos
Needle-felted light up Prince of All Cosmos - More DIY How To Projects]]> spiralshannon Katamari Damacy is a fantastical Japanese video game in which you play the Prince of All Cosmos, a little green guy with an antenna-bearing oblong head and an aptitude for gathering large agglomerations of miscellaneous stuff onto a ball (the Katamari) that you roll around the world.  This needle f...
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Sat, 2 Apr 2011 15:48:19 PDT
Hand Card & Needle Felt Conductive Material
Hand Card & Needle Felt Conductive Material - More DIY How To Projects]]> F.S.P. This will go over how to hand card metallic wool with sheep's wool (you can use any fiber you want however) in order to prep it for felting OR spinning. Though you could spin this fiber, I will be going over how to felt it up into a solid textile using needle and wet felt techniques.  Learning how ...
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Mon, 3 Jan 2011 12:33:11 PST
Open Heart Hoodie
Open Heart Hoodie - More DIY How To Projects]]> nerdbot2085 This hoodie has an open heart kit on the chest that is removable using magnetic snaps. The kit is driven by a lilypad arduino and battery pack attached to the inside of the hoodie.  It runs various patterns through the LEDs when the zipper connects the exposed conductive threads. I was inspired by ...
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Sat, 24 Apr 2010 18:47:13 PDT