Instructables: exploring - technology - soft circuit http://www.instructables.com Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:44:24 PDT BLOX v1.01 How to add sewable LEDs to Easter Bunny Ears http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-add-sewable-LEDs-to-Easter-Bunny-Ears/
How to add sewable LEDs to Easter Bunny Ears - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLV/3IXR/HTF7KQUP/FLV3IXRHTF7KQUP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLV/3IXR/HTF7KQUP/FLV3IXRHTF7KQUP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLV/3IXR/HTF7KQUP/FLV3IXRHTF7KQUP.SMALL.jpg kitronik Add some flashing LEDs to a set of bunny ears to create a fun Easter project (see Image 1). A miniature cell holder is just the right size to be hidden away under the headband along with a small slide switch that allows you to turn the ears on and off easily. The project requires advanced skills a...
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Mon, 31 Mar 2014 08:14:17 PDT
Lilypad Arduino Light-up Critter http://www.instructables.com/id/Lilypad-Arduino-Light-up-Critter/
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Mon, 17 Mar 2014 17:17:02 PDT
Child's Fabric Book (using LilyPad Arduino) http://www.instructables.com/id/Childs-Fabric-Book-using-LilyPad-Arduino/
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Sat, 15 Mar 2014 21:40:14 PDT
Electric Eel: Soft, Stimulating Toy http://www.instructables.com/id/Electric-Eel-Soft-Stimulating-Toy/
Electric Eel: Soft, Stimulating Toy - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKY/C3OT/HSHQQKTE/FKYC3OTHSHQQKTE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKY/C3OT/HSHQQKTE/FKYC3OTHSHQQKTE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKY/C3OT/HSHQQKTE/FKYC3OTHSHQQKTE.SMALL.jpg blorgggg UpdateAfter background research and testing on electro-tactile displays and E-Stim, the keys to getting good safe results are:1) High Voltage - Low Amperage (Keep it below 1mA), adjust voltages from 3- 24 volts (whatever is comfortable for you!)2) Make good contact - Use a conductive gel between you...
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Mon, 10 Mar 2014 12:52:18 PDT
Lilypatch: Quick Laser Cut Soft Circuit Breakout http://www.instructables.com/id/Lilypatch-Quick-Laser-Cut-Soft-Circuit-Breakout/
Lilypatch: Quick Laser Cut Soft Circuit Breakout - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCN/X0C2/HSGFS4G4/FCNX0C2HSGFS4G4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCN/X0C2/HSGFS4G4/FCNX0C2HSGFS4G4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCN/X0C2/HSGFS4G4/FCNX0C2HSGFS4G4.SMALL.jpg blorgggg Rapidly make your Attinies sewable! The Lilypatch is a quick and easy way to get many of the advantages of Lilypad-style sewable arduinos without a lot of the cost or effort. In short, it is a piece of felt, laminated with a piece of conductive lycra that is then laser-cut into a solder-free pro...
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Thu, 6 Mar 2014 13:07:11 PST
Thin Profile Light-up Animal Pendant http://www.instructables.com/id/Thin-Profile-Light-up-Animal-Pendant/
Thin Profile Light-up Animal Pendant - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB9/PF9W/HKPX975B/FB9PF9WHKPX975B.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB9/PF9W/HKPX975B/FB9PF9WHKPX975B.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB9/PF9W/HKPX975B/FB9PF9WHKPX975B.SMALL.jpg blorgggg For the latest work by performance artist Deke Weaver, "Wolf" (part of his lifelong project, "The Unreliable Bestiary"), I have been put in charge of creating fashionable threshold objects which bring audience members into the performance. We created 600+ laser cut medallions, along with a smaller b...
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Sun, 25 Aug 2013 20:58:13 PDT
A look at the commercial screen printing process http://www.instructables.com/id/A-look-at-the-commercial-screen-printing-process/
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Mon, 22 Apr 2013 03:07:54 PDT
Hello Kitty! Its Valentine's Day! http://www.instructables.com/id/Valentine-3/
Hello Kitty! Its Valentine's Day! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0W/E2UH/HD2RYK4T/F0WE2UHHD2RYK4T.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0W/E2UH/HD2RYK4T/F0WE2UHHD2RYK4T.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0W/E2UH/HD2RYK4T/F0WE2UHHD2RYK4T.SMALL.gif Lynne Bruning Hello Kitty, Its Valentines Day! Do you know what that means? Thats right! Its time to light up your life with some eTextile love! Meow! 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.........
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Tue, 12 Feb 2013 17:22:57 PST
Nama Instrument 1.0 http://www.instructables.com/id/Nama-Instrument-10/
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Tue, 15 Jan 2013 02:31:20 PST
LED "Handful of Hearts" Gloves http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Handful-of-Hearts-Gloves/
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Fri, 28 Dec 2012 09:52:38 PST
Soft Circuit Button Switch http://www.instructables.com/id/Soft-Circuit-Button-Switch/
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Wed, 4 Jul 2012 18:41:17 PDT
Daft Punk LED Matrix Breakout Board http://www.instructables.com/id/Daft-Punk-LED-Matrix-Breakout-Board/
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Wed, 4 Jul 2012 11:53:40 PDT
Sew LEDs into your Project! http://www.instructables.com/id/Sew-LEDs-into-your-Project/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FJQ/JQB7/H2WEYFP8/FJQJQB7H2WEYFP8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJQ/JQB7/H2WEYFP8/FJQJQB7H2WEYFP8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJQ/JQB7/H2WEYFP8/FJQJQB7H2WEYFP8.SMALL.jpg audreyobscura It is really easy to include LEDs in your soft circuit project. For this I used a low-resistance conductive thread, from the lovely Lynne Bruning, some pliers, two sewing needles, and a bunch of green LEDs. Begin by coiling the leads of your LEDs with pliers, remember that the cathode of your LED h...
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Mon, 25 Jun 2012 13:38:11 PDT
eTextiles: Needle Felting with Conductive Roving http://www.instructables.com/id/eTextiles-Needle-Felting-with-Conductive-Roving/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FX2/UZ88/GZ38JQ6P/FX2UZ88GZ38JQ6P.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX2/UZ88/GZ38JQ6P/FX2UZ88GZ38JQ6P.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX2/UZ88/GZ38JQ6P/FX2UZ88GZ38JQ6P.SMALL.jpg Lynne Bruning Combine conductive roving and microfibers with traditional needle felting to create stylish eTextile sensors for soft circuit and wearable tech projects. Want more eTextile How-To DIY eTextile videos, tutorials and projects? Then visit The eTextile Lounge View the complete Instructables How-To vid...
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Tue, 28 Feb 2012 16:42:18 PST
eTextiles: How to Select Conductive Thread http://www.instructables.com/id/eTextiles-How-to-Select-Conductive-Thread/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FHK/T54A/GYQESVAN/FHKT54AGYQESVAN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHK/T54A/GYQESVAN/FHKT54AGYQESVAN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHK/T54A/GYQESVAN/FHKT54AGYQESVAN.SMALL.jpg Lynne Bruning How I select a conductive thread for a specific project.  Resistance, Aesthetics, Delivery Method. eTextiles: Conductive Thread Comparison v1 10 January 2012  eTextiles: Conductive Thread Comparison v2 24 January 2012  Want more eTextile How-To DIY eTextile videos, tutorials and projects? Then vi...
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Wed, 22 Feb 2012 06:11:24 PST
eTextiles: How to Select Conductive Fabric http://www.instructables.com/id/eTextiles-How-to-Select-Conductive-Fabric/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FII/NRMR/GYVDHZBA/FIINRMRGYVDHZBA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FII/NRMR/GYVDHZBA/FIINRMRGYVDHZBA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FII/NRMR/GYVDHZBA/FIINRMRGYVDHZBA.SMALL.jpg Lynne Bruning How to Select a conductive fabric that will support your project's circuitry and aesthetics. Sources: Less EMF  References: How To Get What You Want Want more eTextile How-To DIY eTextile videos, tutorials and projects? Then visit The eTextile Lounge  View my complete Instructables How-To video ...
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Tue, 21 Feb 2012 15:20:52 PST
eTextiles: How to Sew LEDs and Resistors to Fabric http://www.instructables.com/id/eTextiles-How-to-Sew-LEDs-and-Resistors-to-Fabric/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F47/BDX8/GYQFMVFL/F47BDX8GYQFMVFL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F47/BDX8/GYQFMVFL/F47BDX8GYQFMVFL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F47/BDX8/GYQFMVFL/F47BDX8GYQFMVFL.SMALL.jpg Lynne Bruning How to sew hardware to fabric using conductive thread. Want more eTextile How-To DIY eTextile videos, tutorials and projects? Then visit The eTextile Lounge! View my complete Instructables How-To video GUIDE for introductory eTextiles, soft circuits and wearable computing
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Tue, 21 Feb 2012 10:14:57 PST
Be my Stabby Valentine! http://www.instructables.com/id/Be-my-Stabby-Valentine/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F01/M62G/GYN8NYA3/F01M62GGYN8NYA3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F01/M62G/GYN8NYA3/F01M62GGYN8NYA3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F01/M62G/GYN8NYA3/F01M62GGYN8NYA3.SMALL.jpg Lynne Bruning Super simple no no-sew LED Valentine. I shared this with the viewers of last night's eTextile Lounge. Why sew when you can STAB! Materials: fabric, felt, LED, coin cell battery, tape and a PIN! Inspired by Catarina Mota's voodoo doll. Want more eTextile How-To DIY eTextile videos, tutorials and p...
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Wed, 15 Feb 2012 07:11:14 PST
You light up my life http://www.instructables.com/id/You-light-up-my-life/
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Mon, 13 Feb 2012 11:31:58 PST
eTextiles: How to Thread A Needle http://www.instructables.com/id/eTextiles-How-to-Thread-A-Needle/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F7E/0LJG/GYLDEI4R/F7E0LJGGYLDEI4R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7E/0LJG/GYLDEI4R/F7E0LJGGYLDEI4R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7E/0LJG/GYLDEI4R/F7E0LJGGYLDEI4R.SMALL.jpg Lynne Bruning A couple of tips and tricks to getting conductive thread thru the eye of a needle. needle threaders, wax and spit. Want more eTextile How-To DIY eTextile videos, tutorials and projects? Then visit The eTextile Lounge! View my complete Instructables How-To video GUIDE for introductory eTextiles, s...
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Mon, 13 Feb 2012 03:31:16 PST
Breadbaord Pincushion http://www.instructables.com/id/Breadbaord-Pincushion/
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Thu, 25 Aug 2011 13:06:47 PDT
Flower Power color changing LED bracelet http://www.instructables.com/id/Flower-Power-color-changing-LED-bracelet/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FWK/N6B9/GP5T0RCZ/FWKN6B9GP5T0RCZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWK/N6B9/GP5T0RCZ/FWKN6B9GP5T0RCZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWK/N6B9/GP5T0RCZ/FWKN6B9GP5T0RCZ.SMALL.jpg spiralshannon Sew a simple circuit to make this fantastic glowing, color changing bracelet! This video shows how to make a floral felt bracelet with a color changing LED. It's a soft circuit project using conductive thread, and uses a snap as a switch so that the bracelet only turns on when fastened. 
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Mon, 20 Jun 2011 20:33:57 PDT
Photon Phuzbot - Sew a felt flashlight fob http://www.instructables.com/id/Photon-Phuzbot-Sew-a-felt-flashlight-fob/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FK0/KU40/GP5T0RBI/FK0KU40GP5T0RBI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK0/KU40/GP5T0RBI/FK0KU40GP5T0RBI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK0/KU40/GP5T0RBI/FK0KU40GP5T0RBI.SMALL.jpg spiralshannon Meet Photon Phuzbot, the brightest felt robot around! This video shows how to make a felt robot keychain fob with LED eyes that light when his torso is pressed. It's a soft circuit project using conductive fabric and thread, and includes the steps to create a combination battery holder/pressure s...
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Mon, 20 Jun 2011 20:29:40 PDT
Soft Circuit Keyboard (Music) http://www.instructables.com/id/Basics-21/
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Tue, 1 Mar 2011 16:13:53 PST
How to Make Small Battery Holders http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Small-Battery-Holders/
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Tue, 4 Jan 2011 22:06:43 PST
Light up your Robot T-Shirt http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-up-your-Robot-T-Shirt/
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Thu, 9 Dec 2010 06:10:49 PST
Christmas Tree LED Embroidery http://www.instructables.com/id/Christmas-Tree-LED-Embroidery/
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Sat, 4 Dec 2010 18:41:37 PST
Rope and Sound Interactive Tensegrity Sculpture http://www.instructables.com/id/Rope-and-Sound-Interactive-Tensegrity-Sculpture/
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Mon, 29 Nov 2010 17:49:24 PST
Portable 3-lead Electrocardiograph http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Portable-3-lead-Electrocardiograph/
Portable 3-lead Electrocardiograph - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGK/KKQV/GGPEU2JA/FGKKKQVGGPEU2JA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGK/KKQV/GGPEU2JA/FGKKKQVGGPEU2JA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGK/KKQV/GGPEU2JA/FGKKKQVGGPEU2JA.SMALL.jpg lw119 I am not a medical professional. Construct and use this device at your own risk. Introduction:   In this instructable I will demonstrate how to make an electrocardiograph (EKG) for monitoring your hear rate via leads taped to your skin. The output will be used to switch an LED on and off with each...
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Sat, 27 Nov 2010 23:36:05 PST
Latch-Modified Turn-Signal Jacket http://www.instructables.com/id/Latch-Modified-Turn-Signal-Jacket/
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Fri, 12 Nov 2010 08:37:01 PST
Skirt Full of Stars - Motion reactive skirt with fiber optics http://www.instructables.com/id/Skirt-Full-of-Stars-Motion-reactive-skirt-with-f/
Skirt Full of Stars - Motion reactive skirt with fiber optics - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIK/S5W4/GF069P5M/FIKS5W4GF069P5M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIK/S5W4/GF069P5M/FIKS5W4GF069P5M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIK/S5W4/GF069P5M/FIKS5W4GF069P5M.SMALL.jpg spiralshannon Imagine a skirt that sparkles with a rainbow of colors as you walk, dance, and twirl. The Skirt Full of Stars is an interactive, illuminated garment using the LilyPad Arduino platform, designed to respond to and accentuate the movements of its wearer. The LilyPad mainboard and power supply are sewn...
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Tue, 2 Nov 2010 21:45:14 PDT
Programmable Light Up Fairy Wings http://www.instructables.com/id/Programmable-Light-Up-Fairy-Wings/
Programmable Light Up Fairy Wings - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2H/5UPB/GFA3YK9V/F2H5UPBGFA3YK9V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2H/5UPB/GFA3YK9V/F2H5UPBGFA3YK9V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2H/5UPB/GFA3YK9V/F2H5UPBGFA3YK9V.SMALL.jpg the_gella Create light patterns on your fairy wings using a microcontroller called Schemer. This is a simple example with 10 Lightboards; the Schemer can power up to 20. You can also get another component called Max which lets you add additional battery power to plug in even more.  What I like about the Sche...
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Sun, 17 Oct 2010 08:00:12 PDT
Lightwings: Fiber Optic Fairy Wings http://www.instructables.com/id/Lightwings-Fiber-Optic-Fairy-Wings/
Lightwings: Fiber Optic Fairy Wings - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDK/HR8Y/GFA43BBA/FDKHR8YGFA43BBA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDK/HR8Y/GFA43BBA/FDKHR8YGFA43BBA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDK/HR8Y/GFA43BBA/FDKHR8YGFA43BBA.SMALL.jpg the_gella Add some glamour to your fairy costume using fiber optics. This method for light up wings uses a simple circuit of LEDs and a battery to achieve a look a similar to EL wire, but thinner and almost invisible when not lit up. The lighting isn't as even as EL wire because it uses a single light source...
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Sun, 17 Oct 2010 07:57:31 PDT
Low Profile Sugru Battery Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Low-Profile-Sugru-Battery-Holder/
Low Profile Sugru Battery Holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUG/N7W2/GF070DBL/FUGN7W2GF070DBL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUG/N7W2/GF070DBL/FUGN7W2GF070DBL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUG/N7W2/GF070DBL/FUGN7W2GF070DBL.SMALL.jpg wizgirl This instructable will teach you how to make a low profile coin battery holder. This battery holder works wonderfully with soft circuits. The Sugru case is low profile, easily sewn into fabric and is soft against skin. Before you open a pouch of Sugru, be prepared to use it all; Sugru must be used...
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Sun, 10 Oct 2010 20:23:01 PDT
LED Stretchy Helmet Cap http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Stretchy-Helmet-Cap/
LED Stretchy Helmet Cap - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FM2/FDD3/GF070B8N/FM2FDD3GF070B8N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM2/FDD3/GF070B8N/FM2FDD3GF070B8N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM2/FDD3/GF070B8N/FM2FDD3GF070B8N.SMALL.jpg dukode This cap Instructable is a part of our larger Lumenhattio project, in which we're experimenting with ways to make stretchable glowing helmet covers that provides affordable, changeable style by day and safety light by night. We recently presented the Lumenhattio at the World Maker Faire, and a lot o...
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Sun, 10 Oct 2010 19:52:54 PDT
A Book Might! (bookmark/booklight) http://www.instructables.com/id/a-better-booklight/
A Book Might! (bookmark/booklight) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2D/AH1T/GF06MG44/F2DAH1TGF06MG44.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2D/AH1T/GF06MG44/F2DAH1TGF06MG44.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2D/AH1T/GF06MG44/F2DAH1TGF06MG44.SMALL.jpg wizgirl A bookmark that also acts as book light! Put the baby kangaroo into mama kangaroo's pouch to turn the light on. The bookmark is soft and malleable, it can be shaped to form an arch over your book illuminating the pages evenly. I have used many book lights, and have never been satisfied with any of ...
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Sat, 9 Oct 2010 22:13:42 PDT
Brighter than the average bear http://www.instructables.com/id/Brighter-than-the-average-bear/
Brighter than the average bear - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F97/1WYM/FYNTAI9P/F971WYMFYNTAI9P.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F97/1WYM/FYNTAI9P/F971WYMFYNTAI9P.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F97/1WYM/FYNTAI9P/F971WYMFYNTAI9P.SMALL.jpg Thursday Are you brighter than the average bear? This little guy sure is! Perfect for mad scientists, tiny Halloween scenes, or people with a twisted sense of humor. (Inspired by this lamp: http://www.suck.uk.com/product.php?rangeID=104&showBar=1, but in miniature.) He'll light up your life - or at least,...
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Sun, 19 Sep 2010 22:06:35 PDT
Programmable LilyPad EL-Wire Dress http://www.instructables.com/id/Programmable-LilyPad-EL-Wire-Dress/
Programmable LilyPad EL-Wire Dress - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOM/6TLA/GCJ0YQAL/FOM6TLAGCJ0YQAL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOM/6TLA/GCJ0YQAL/FOM6TLAGCJ0YQAL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOM/6TLA/GCJ0YQAL/FOM6TLAGCJ0YQAL.SMALL.jpg quasiben Nicole A. Wolfersberger and I, with support from Prof. Kylie Peppler at Indiana University, made a LilyPad Arduino-controlled EL-wire dress.  With a few extra components we were able to control the blink frequency of the EL wire.  This introduces the new possibility of controlling the EL wire via se...
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Sat, 14 Aug 2010 22:04:40 PDT
Full Demonstration of all LilyPad components http://www.instructables.com/id/Full-Demonstration-of-all-LilyPad-components/
Full Demonstration of all LilyPad components - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFN/QG0H/GCJ0Z4FV/FFNQG0HGCJ0Z4FV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFN/QG0H/GCJ0Z4FV/FFNQG0HGCJ0Z4FV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFN/QG0H/GCJ0Z4FV/FFNQG0HGCJ0Z4FV.SMALL.jpg quasiben The LilyPad Electronic Platform is an electronic platform designed to be easily sewn into fabric using conductive thread, which provides designers freedom from the traditional construction method of soldering.  The LilyPad consists of 3 sensors (temperature, light, and acceleration), a button board,...
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Fri, 6 Aug 2010 14:20:04 PDT
LED Bead Jig http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Bead-Jig/
LED Bead Jig - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4A/KN3V/GBT1QP30/F4AKN3VGBT1QP30.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4A/KN3V/GBT1QP30/F4AKN3VGBT1QP30.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4A/KN3V/GBT1QP30/F4AKN3VGBT1QP30.SMALL.jpg Carleyy Use this jig to make sew-able surface mount LED beads to illuminate your clothing, accessories, etc!!  With this jig you can make 55 LED beads really fast! I started making my own LED beads a couple of weeks ago but got frustrated using the helping hands to solder very tiny pieces together.  It too...
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Mon, 19 Jul 2010 10:03:35 PDT
LED Shoes - Illuminate Your Feet http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Shoes-Illuminate-Your-Feet/
LED Shoes - Illuminate Your Feet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEM/YRS4/GB3XKKZB/FEMYRS4GB3XKKZB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEM/YRS4/GB3XKKZB/FEMYRS4GB3XKKZB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEM/YRS4/GB3XKKZB/FEMYRS4GB3XKKZB.SMALL.jpg Carleyy Remember those awesome light up shoes you had when you were a kid?  Now you can turn your own shoes into a work of art!  Wear these painted LED shoes out and you will be the center of any party.  Its super easy! Materials 1. Canvas Shoes (any shoe that a needle can poke through) 2. Conductive Th...
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Thu, 15 Jul 2010 23:08:39 PDT
How to connect solar cells to fabric http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-connect-solar-cells-to-fabric/
How to connect solar cells to fabric - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ8/CWBQ/GAPV7UVR/FQ8CWBQGAPV7UVR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ8/CWBQ/GAPV7UVR/FQ8CWBQGAPV7UVR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ8/CWBQ/GAPV7UVR/FQ8CWBQGAPV7UVR.SMALL.jpg rmarchesi This instructable will tell you a simple way to connect flexible solar cells to fabric. This is a system that mechanically fixes the cell to a fabric, but also, most important, electrically connects the positive and the negative terminals of the cell. This is a great way to remove solar cell from y...
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Wed, 23 Jun 2010 14:18:59 PDT
Snarfle Tentacle Monster http://www.instructables.com/id/Snarfle-Tentacle-Monster/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FW7/PIDW/G79F1LXE/FW7PIDWG79F1LXE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW7/PIDW/G79F1LXE/FW7PIDWG79F1LXE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW7/PIDW/G79F1LXE/FW7PIDWG79F1LXE.SMALL.jpg shmelfhelp I made this by bending a simple amplifier circuit.  The tentacles have metal strips down the side and by touching each side of the tentacle simultaneously you trigger the sounds.  The sounds are a little unpredictable depending on the humidity and how conductive the wearer is.   Bending the tentacle...
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Sun, 28 Mar 2010 13:34:47 PDT
pianowl http://www.instructables.com/id/pianowl/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FAJ/KC0U/G7CNHLS3/FAJKC0UG7CNHLS3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAJ/KC0U/G7CNHLS3/FAJKC0UG7CNHLS3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAJ/KC0U/G7CNHLS3/FAJKC0UG7CNHLS3.SMALL.jpg shmelfhelp This is a mask with a soft keyboard in it.  It was created using a toy piano and textiles.  I created soft buttons and replaced the keyboard buttons with these.  The speaker is embedded in the mask as well.
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Sun, 28 Mar 2010 08:14:11 PDT
RGB LED Brooch http://www.instructables.com/id/RGB-LED-Brooch/
RGB LED Brooch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAS/533I/G783UGFR/FAS533IG783UGFR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAS/533I/G783UGFR/FAS533IG783UGFR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAS/533I/G783UGFR/FAS533IG783UGFR.SMALL.jpg goldi216 RGB LED electronic brooch. Very simple to make and fun to play with. The project combined of basic shapes and electronics and mainly created to be an easy tutorial for a soft circuit that can be modified and expended. Materials and tools Materials 1. Non-conductive fabric: can be any sort of s...
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Thu, 25 Mar 2010 19:23:56 PDT
Arduino Lilypad Interactive Passion Sensing Scarf http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Lilypad-Interactive-Passion-Sensing-Scarf/
Arduino Lilypad Interactive Passion Sensing Scarf - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4S/4DGG/G3IE4KRP/F4S4DGGG3IE4KRP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4S/4DGG/G3IE4KRP/F4S4DGGG3IE4KRP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4S/4DGG/G3IE4KRP/F4S4DGGG3IE4KRP.SMALL.jpg ArduinoFun This was my first time working with an Arduino Lilypad. I have been wanting to try something that dealt with soft circuits for awhile now. This project is what I came up with. The concept is based off my friend Ethan Dicks from theFusefactory.org's emergent Sheep Sculpture project. The  Lilypad Int...
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Mon, 28 Dec 2009 11:18:34 PST
LED Dove Ornament http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Dove-Ornament/
LED Dove Ornament - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5F/BKAK/FNZAFCM1/F5FBKAKFNZAFCM1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5F/BKAK/FNZAFCM1/F5FBKAKFNZAFCM1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5F/BKAK/FNZAFCM1/F5FBKAKFNZAFCM1.SMALL.jpg Syuzi For this holiday season, add a little glitter to your home or crafting/work space with your own LED Felt Decorations. No need for soldering irons: The simple LED circuit is entirely sewn by hand using conductive thread. You can use the provided template or venture off on your own by designing cust...
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Wed, 3 Dec 2008 15:53:07 PST
WEARABLE WASTE OF ENERGY http://www.instructables.com/id/WEARABLE-WASTE-OF-ENERGY/
WEARABLE WASTE OF ENERGY - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4G/BVTO/FINO74WX/F4GBVTOFINO74WX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4G/BVTO/FINO74WX/F4GBVTOFINO74WX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4G/BVTO/FINO74WX/F4GBVTOFINO74WX.SMALL.jpg Plusea Sew together various soft electronic components to turn your favorite clothing item into a wearable waste of energy!These step-by-step instructions will show you how to combine fabric buttons, fabric pressure sensors, and conductive fabric traces as well as some funny elements, all in the name of wa...
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Mon, 14 Jul 2008 21:51:54 PDT