Instructables: exploring - technology - soft circuit http://www.instructables.com Wed, 7 Dec 2016 00:58:41 PST BLOX v1.01 Secret Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Secret-Light/
Secret Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F4E/S99A/IUKEOXRB/F4ES99AIUKEOXRB.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F4E/S99A/IUKEOXRB/F4ES99AIUKEOXRB.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F4E/S99A/IUKEOXRB/F4ES99AIUKEOXRB.SMALL.jpg sofiaaronov "Secret Light" is an experimentation with soft sensors and circuits. The visual represents a make, composed of several dots and lines: only by pressing at the same time the right 3 dots on the right line the light will light up, like a combination lock whose password is secret.The whole project is c...
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Sat, 22 Oct 2016 19:41:54 PDT
Sewable Battery Packs http://www.instructables.com/id/Sewable-Battery-Packs/
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Wed, 31 Aug 2016 12:09:52 PDT
eTextiles: Stretch circuit http://www.instructables.com/id/Stretch-Circuit/
eTextiles: Stretch circuit - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FSL/9STG/ISAUPAV8/FSL9STGISAUPAV8.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FSL/9STG/ISAUPAV8/FSL9STGISAUPAV8.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FSL/9STG/ISAUPAV8/FSL9STGISAUPAV8.SMALL.jpg rachelfreire Making circuits on the body often means limiting where they can be placed. I have been experimenting with stretchy etextile techniques which can fit tightly to the body and bend and stretch allowing the wearer more freedom of movement. This technique shows you how to make a stretch etextile circuit ...
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Thu, 25 Aug 2016 19:27:42 PDT
Three Soft Wearable Circuit Techniques http://www.instructables.com/id/Three-Soft-Wearable-Circuit-Techniques/
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Fri, 15 Apr 2016 00:49:49 PDT
Anemone Sensor (Silicone Circuit) http://www.instructables.com/id/Anenome-Sensor-Silicone-Circuit/
Anemone Sensor (Silicone Circuit) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FG5/VO01/IKJ8BARB/FG5VO01IKJ8BARB.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FG5/VO01/IKJ8BARB/FG5VO01IKJ8BARB.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FG5/VO01/IKJ8BARB/FG5VO01IKJ8BARB.SMALL.jpg blorgggg This concept is a rubber version of Plusea's Stroke Sensor: http://www.instructables.com/id/Stroke-Sensor/ The idea is the same, conductive and non-conductive lengths mixed together so that when the hairs are brushed past, it makes a connection. The idea would be to make a version that could maybe...
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Sat, 13 Feb 2016 00:55:53 PST
Rubber Breadboard (Silicone Circuit) http://www.instructables.com/id/Rubber-Breadboard-Silicone-Circuit/
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Wed, 10 Feb 2016 18:08:23 PST
Second Skin Synth http://www.instructables.com/id/Second-Skin-Synth/
Second Skin Synth - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FQ9/UMZF/IJ0A3HQE/FQ9UMZFIJ0A3HQE.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FQ9/UMZF/IJ0A3HQE/FQ9UMZFIJ0A3HQE.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FQ9/UMZF/IJ0A3HQE/FQ9UMZFIJ0A3HQE.SMALL.jpg push_reset As a musician, sometimes you want to walk away from the computer and the use of buttons and knobs. Some dream of an instrument or interface that is more experimental and lively. There are many possibilities, the sky is the limit when it comes to designing gestural and alternative controllers. Glov...
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Mon, 4 Jan 2016 11:15:47 PST
Emotional Vocabulary Play Mat http://www.instructables.com/id/Emotional-Vocabulary-Play-Mat/
Emotional Vocabulary Play Mat - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FTR/L6CZ/IL8LFYXQ/FTRL6CZIL8LFYXQ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FTR/L6CZ/IL8LFYXQ/FTRL6CZIL8LFYXQ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FTR/L6CZ/IL8LFYXQ/FTRL6CZIL8LFYXQ.SMALL.jpg vanillabin.lee [I Feel Many Things During The Day] This is an educational play mat for children from ages between 2 and 7 to play and expand their emotional vocabulary by eliciting feelings of curiosity, fun, and love of learning while generating thoughts about emotional experiences in family and educational conte...
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Mon, 28 Dec 2015 11:49:07 PST
Soft circuit blinky LED "robot" ornament http://www.instructables.com/id/Soft-circuit-blinky-LED-robot-ornament/
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Mon, 7 Dec 2015 13:11:32 PST
Simple Soft Circuit Button http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Soft-Circuit-Button/
Simple Soft Circuit Button - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FH0/60UV/I74N43YL/FH060UVI74N43YL.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FH0/60UV/I74N43YL/FH060UVI74N43YL.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FH0/60UV/I74N43YL/FH060UVI74N43YL.SMALL.jpg theantonius Ever wanted a durable and reliable soft circuit button? With just a little bit of conductive thread, two pieces of fabric and some batting you can make your very own.The materials you'll need:1/8 yard of non-conductive fabric1/16 yard of non-conductive batting36" of conductive thread2 conductive sna...
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Wed, 11 Mar 2015 06:45:08 PDT
CNC Conductive Fabric Circuit http://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-Conductive-Fabric-Circuit/
CNC Conductive Fabric Circuit - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FRS/IL2I/IO0GDQTM/FRSIL2IIO0GDQTM.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FRS/IL2I/IO0GDQTM/FRSIL2IIO0GDQTM.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FRS/IL2I/IO0GDQTM/FRSIL2IIO0GDQTM.SMALL.jpg push_reset There is a great way to cut conductive fabric using a Silhouette Cameo from an illustrator file, which is useful for prototyping and building projects that call for soft circuitry design or conductive fabric switches. You can get fairly precise cuts and create all kinds of iron-on electronic designs...
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Tue, 2 Dec 2014 14:29:12 PST
Creating a Soft Circuit Project with SnapNsew http://www.instructables.com/id/Creating-a-Soft-Circuit-Project-with-SnapNsew/
Creating a Soft Circuit Project with SnapNsew - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FA7/QC19/I0HZ2S1X/FA7QC19I0HZ2S1X.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FA7/QC19/I0HZ2S1X/FA7QC19I0HZ2S1X.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FA7/QC19/I0HZ2S1X/FA7QC19I0HZ2S1X.SMALL.jpg MakersBox Embedding electronics into textiles is an exciting way to get kids interested in electronics. Unfortunately, the techniques necessary to create a robust project are not trivial. I've created this system which allows you to: Easily create and test a working microcontroller circuit with basic input...
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Sun, 28 Sep 2014 18:57:04 PDT
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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FLV/3IXR/HTF7KQUP/FLV3IXRHTF7KQUP.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FLV/3IXR/HTF7KQUP/FLV3IXRHTF7KQUP.SQUARE.jpg https://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/
Lilypad Arduino Light-up Critter - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FD3/WZWK/HSVGD7MP/FD3WZWKHSVGD7MP.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FD3/WZWK/HSVGD7MP/FD3WZWKHSVGD7MP.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FD3/WZWK/HSVGD7MP/FD3WZWKHSVGD7MP.SMALL.jpg heasley Follow these instructions to make a stuffed bunny that lights up when you touch its ears together.  This project can be created using fabric scraps and a Lilypad Arduino. Materials: 1 Lilypad Arduino 4 LED lights Conductive thread A mini USB adapter Paper pencil Fabric scraps Thread (any color) Em...
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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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FKY/C3OT/HSHQQKTE/FKYC3OTHSHQQKTE.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FKY/C3OT/HSHQQKTE/FKYC3OTHSHQQKTE.SQUARE.jpg https://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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FCN/X0C2/HSGFS4G4/FCNX0C2HSGFS4G4.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FCN/X0C2/HSGFS4G4/FCNX0C2HSGFS4G4.SQUARE.jpg https://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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FB9/PF9W/HKPX975B/FB9PF9WHKPX975B.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FB9/PF9W/HKPX975B/FB9PF9WHKPX975B.SQUARE.jpg https://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/
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Tue, 12 Feb 2013 17:22:57 PST
Nama Instrument 1.0 http://www.instructables.com/id/Nama-Instrument-10/
Nama Instrument 1.0 - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FYJ/BTJ2/HAQ320KB/FYJBTJ2HAQ320KB.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FYJ/BTJ2/HAQ320KB/FYJBTJ2HAQ320KB.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FYJ/BTJ2/HAQ320KB/FYJBTJ2HAQ320KB.SMALL.jpg lgguts A motion sensing soft-circuit interface. The following instructable will guide you through the construction of your own personalized Nama Instrument. I'd love to hear some feedback. Hope you like it and it serves you somehow! : ) Access http://www.viraseres.com/nama to download the project's open s...
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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/
Sew LEDs into your Project! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FJQ/JQB7/H2WEYFP8/FJQJQB7H2WEYFP8.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJQ/JQB7/H2WEYFP8/FJQJQB7H2WEYFP8.SQUARE.jpg https://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/
eTextiles: Needle Felting with Conductive Roving - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FX2/UZ88/GZ38JQ6P/FX2UZ88GZ38JQ6P.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FX2/UZ88/GZ38JQ6P/FX2UZ88GZ38JQ6P.SQUARE.jpg https://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/
eTextiles: How to Select Conductive Thread - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FHK/T54A/GYQESVAN/FHKT54AGYQESVAN.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FHK/T54A/GYQESVAN/FHKT54AGYQESVAN.SQUARE.jpg https://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/
eTextiles: How to Select Conductive Fabric - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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/
eTextiles: How to Sew LEDs and Resistors to Fabric - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F47/BDX8/GYQFMVFL/F47BDX8GYQFMVFL.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F47/BDX8/GYQFMVFL/F47BDX8GYQFMVFL.SQUARE.jpg https://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/
Be my Stabby Valentine! - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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/
You light up my life - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FHC/VSO1/GYGFD8CP/FHCVSO1GYGFD8CP.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FHC/VSO1/GYGFD8CP/FHCVSO1GYGFD8CP.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FHC/VSO1/GYGFD8CP/FHCVSO1GYGFD8CP.SMALL.jpg ingamarie A touch sensor just in time for Valentines! Gather you materials 3 pieces of felt, it helps if one is fairly thick 1 LED Conductive thread 2 pieces conductive tape 2032 battery Needle nose pliers Sewing needle Regular sewing thread Prepare your pieces Make a ...
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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/
eTextiles: How to Thread A Needle - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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/
Breadbaord Pincushion - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F49/JZTH/GS3BDJ5R/F49JZTHGS3BDJ5R.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F49/JZTH/GS3BDJ5R/F49JZTHGS3BDJ5R.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F49/JZTH/GS3BDJ5R/F49JZTHGS3BDJ5R.SMALL.jpg Plusea This breadboard doubles as a pincushion, or vice-versa. The pincushion design has strips of conductive fabric adhered to its surface, so that metal pins or component contacts that protrude through the same piece of conductive fabric are electrically connected. This cushion can be used for prototypin...
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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/
Flower Power color changing LED bracelet - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FWK/N6B9/GP5T0RCZ/FWKN6B9GP5T0RCZ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FWK/N6B9/GP5T0RCZ/FWKN6B9GP5T0RCZ.SQUARE.jpg https://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/
Photon Phuzbot - Sew a felt flashlight fob - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FK0/KU40/GP5T0RBI/FK0KU40GP5T0RBI.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FK0/KU40/GP5T0RBI/FK0KU40GP5T0RBI.SQUARE.jpg https://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...
By: spiralshannon

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Mon, 20 Jun 2011 20:29:40 PDT
Soft Circuit Keyboard (Music) http://www.instructables.com/id/Basics-21/
Soft Circuit Keyboard (Music) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F1E/9VGA/GKQ39YLV/F1E9VGAGKQ39YLV.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F1E/9VGA/GKQ39YLV/F1E9VGAGKQ39YLV.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F1E/9VGA/GKQ39YLV/F1E9VGAGKQ39YLV.SMALL.jpg fjlsaiole How to make a pliable fabric “keyboard” (and accompanying glove) that plays tones and lights up when the “keys” are touched Materials: - Felt (8” x 6”, at least) - LEDs (x5) - 330 Ohm resistors (x5) - 10K Ohm resistors (x5) - Small piezo speaker - Conductive thread and sewing needle - Glove - Sharp...
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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/
How to Make Small Battery Holders - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F7P/EL41/GI0TJD07/F7PEL41GI0TJD07.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F7P/EL41/GI0TJD07/F7PEL41GI0TJD07.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F7P/EL41/GI0TJD07/F7PEL41GI0TJD07.SMALL.jpg ChrysN I needed some small battery holders for a project and although they are not very expensive to buy online the cost of shipping to Canada (and the amount of time it takes) is ridiculous.  So instead I made my own battery holders using a glue gun and some bits of metal. Materials and Tools Glu...
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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/
Light up your Robot T-Shirt - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FC0/6XRZ/GHFK76VW/FC06XRZGHFK76VW.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FC0/6XRZ/GHFK76VW/FC06XRZGHFK76VW.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FC0/6XRZ/GHFK76VW/FC06XRZGHFK76VW.SMALL.jpg ChrysN Here is a fun and easy soft circuit project. I took an Instructables' Robot t-shirt and added some LEDs for the eyes and a flashing red LED for Robot's heart.  The switches are situated where the grey buttons on Robot's front panel are. The circuit is sewed onto felt  that is attached to the in...
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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/
Christmas Tree LED Embroidery - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FLJ/ET5X/GH8AATH4/FLJET5XGH8AATH4.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FLJ/ET5X/GH8AATH4/FLJET5XGH8AATH4.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FLJ/ET5X/GH8AATH4/FLJET5XGH8AATH4.SMALL.jpg the_gella Inspired by Becky Stern's Electronic Embroidery Tutorial, this pattern uses LEDs as the string of lights on a felt Christmas tree applique. I've included a tree pattern that fits 8" or 6" embroidery hoops, or you can make your own shape. Materials You will need: Embroidery hoop (8" or 6") ...
By: the_gella

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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/
Rope and Sound Interactive Tensegrity Sculpture - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FZ8/OCVD/GGPFCBX6/FZ8OCVDGGPFCBX6.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZ8/OCVD/GGPFCBX6/FZ8OCVDGGPFCBX6.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZ8/OCVD/GGPFCBX6/FZ8OCVDGGPFCBX6.SMALL.jpg dan A unique interactive musical harp using electronic sensing rope technology.  This piece originally appeared as part of the Extreme Textiles exhibit at the Smithsonian's Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum in 2005.  During 2006 it was installed in the main lobby at Pixar. This piece is currently...
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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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FGK/KKQV/GGPEU2JA/FGKKKQVGGPEU2JA.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FGK/KKQV/GGPEU2JA/FGKKKQVGGPEU2JA.SQUARE.jpg https://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/
Latch-Modified Turn-Signal Jacket - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FHF/V4JB/GGC2U5IY/FHFV4JBGGC2U5IY.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FHF/V4JB/GGC2U5IY/FHFV4JBGGC2U5IY.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FHF/V4JB/GGC2U5IY/FHFV4JBGGC2U5IY.SMALL.jpg quasiben I, with support from Prof. Kylie Peppler at Indiana University, made a version of Leah Buechley's turn-signal bike jacket.  We added an 8 bit latch to expand 3 pins to 8 (for additional lights), and use those extra pins to light up the left and right arrows.  In this tutorial I will show you so...
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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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FIK/S5W4/GF069P5M/FIKS5W4GF069P5M.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FIK/S5W4/GF069P5M/FIKS5W4GF069P5M.SQUARE.jpg https://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
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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FDK/HR8Y/GFA43BBA/FDKHR8YGFA43BBA.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FDK/HR8Y/GFA43BBA/FDKHR8YGFA43BBA.SQUARE.jpg https://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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FUG/N7W2/GF070DBL/FUGN7W2GF070DBL.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FUG/N7W2/GF070DBL/FUGN7W2GF070DBL.SQUARE.jpg https://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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FM2/FDD3/GF070B8N/FM2FDD3GF070B8N.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FM2/FDD3/GF070B8N/FM2FDD3GF070B8N.SQUARE.jpg https://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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F2D/AH1T/GF06MG44/F2DAH1TGF06MG44.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F2D/AH1T/GF06MG44/F2DAH1TGF06MG44.SQUARE.jpg https://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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F97/1WYM/FYNTAI9P/F971WYMFYNTAI9P.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F97/1WYM/FYNTAI9P/F971WYMFYNTAI9P.SQUARE.jpg https://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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FOM/6TLA/GCJ0YQAL/FOM6TLAGCJ0YQAL.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FOM/6TLA/GCJ0YQAL/FOM6TLAGCJ0YQAL.SQUARE.jpg https://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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FFN/QG0H/GCJ0Z4FV/FFNQG0HGCJ0Z4FV.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FFN/QG0H/GCJ0Z4FV/FFNQG0HGCJ0Z4FV.SQUARE.jpg https://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,...
By: quasiben

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Fri, 6 Aug 2010 14:20:04 PDT