Instructables: exploring - technology - soft http://www.instructables.com Sun, 20 Apr 2014 01:34:12 PDT BLOX v1.01 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 Background Recently, in an effort to test out the potential feasibility of a concept I had, I, with Firaz Peer, created a prototype for a “digital condom” at a Hackathon. We created a video, prototype, and live demo here to explain the concept. While the judges at the hackathon did not like our...
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Mon, 10 Mar 2014 12:52:18 PDT
Snaxx Tracker (soft-circuit buttons connected to processing & a web browser via spacebrew) http://www.instructables.com/id/Snaxx-Tracker-soft-circuit-buttons-connected-to-pr/
Snaxx Tracker (soft-circuit buttons connected to processing & a web browser via spacebrew) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNP/CT7V/HRPBKV8Y/FNPCT7VHRPBKV8Y.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNP/CT7V/HRPBKV8Y/FNPCT7VHRPBKV8Y.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNP/CT7V/HRPBKV8Y/FNPCT7VHRPBKV8Y.SMALL.jpg Snax_and_Macs Join us on an exploration of the mundanity of the average meta-data input logged by the National Security Administration.  From tampon purchases to large quantities of lentil soup, the NSA knows what you're doing and when you're doing it; your snack purchases are no different. This meta-data is used...
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Sun, 16 Feb 2014 16:54:34 PST
Adafruit Adabot Robot Heart Plushie http://www.instructables.com/id/Adafruit-Adabot-Robot-Heart-Plushie/
Adafruit Adabot Robot Heart Plushie - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEA/PJ61/HRNQ862D/FEAPJ61HRNQ862D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEA/PJ61/HRNQ862D/FEAPJ61HRNQ862D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEA/PJ61/HRNQ862D/FEAPJ61HRNQ862D.SMALL.jpg caitlinsdad We   (glue is not dry on the gripper claws so it looks like he was playing in the mud) This derivative of the IKEA FAMNIG HJÄRTA red heart cushion was Inspired by Adafruit's own robot Adabot, star of Circuit Playground. Of course, we also have the Instructables Robot Robo-Heart Plushie too....
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Fri, 14 Feb 2014 20:25:08 PST
Counter-Strike Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/CS-Robot/
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Mon, 3 Feb 2014 21:29:12 PST
Adafruit Flora Brain Machine Bra http://www.instructables.com/id/Adafruit-Flora-Brain-Machine-Bra/
Adafruit Flora Brain Machine Bra - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRZ/KL3G/HQ0T5G61/FRZKL3GHQ0T5G61.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRZ/KL3G/HQ0T5G61/FRZKL3GHQ0T5G61.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRZ/KL3G/HQ0T5G61/FRZKL3GHQ0T5G61.SMALL.jpg caitlinsdad Why? Or why not? There is no try. This is how Bach would have played out his variation on the Adafruit Flora Star Wars Theremin Bra. No. Not really. This is Mitch Altman's nightmare realized on what happens when DARPA gets involved with the maker movement. Let's go with that. I do not recall w...
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Sat, 4 Jan 2014 12:36:55 PST
Discreet Pants Fly Checker http://www.instructables.com/id/Discrete-Pants-Fly-Checker/
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Mon, 29 Jul 2013 11:59:32 PDT
How to make a Soft-Potentiometer http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-and-use-a-soft-potentiometer-to-control-the-b/
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Sat, 13 Jul 2013 07:47:02 PDT
Star Wars Adafruit Flora Theremin LED Bra http://www.instructables.com/id/Star-Wars-Adafruit-Flora-Theremin-LED-Bra/
Star Wars Adafruit Flora Theremin LED Bra - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWF/YXHK/HIPIXFEG/FWFYXHKHIPIXFEG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWF/YXHK/HIPIXFEG/FWFYXHKHIPIXFEG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWF/YXHK/HIPIXFEG/FWFYXHKHIPIXFEG.SMALL.jpg caitlinsdad Use the force, Luke. Close your eyes, hold on tight to your light saber and........ Don't touch that dial.  No tweaking the knobs.  Just wave your hands in front of the two sensitive sensors embedded in this bespoke piece of wearable tech. The garment has an embedded Adafruit Flora wearable microp...
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Thu, 4 Jul 2013 23:22:22 PDT
Stargate LED Lighted Necklace http://www.instructables.com/id/Stargate-LED-Lighted-Necklace/
Stargate LED Lighted Necklace - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FA0/B8N8/HHRZJX9X/FA0B8N8HHRZJX9X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA0/B8N8/HHRZJX9X/FA0B8N8HHRZJX9X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA0/B8N8/HHRZJX9X/FA0B8N8HHRZJX9X.SMALL.jpg caitlinsdad Ever need to have a Stargate handy? You can wear one around your neck and have it at the ready. Ears starting to bleed from the volume of the music at the club or that Euro-chic clothing retailer outlet?  Activate the Stargate to jump to another world.  Light sequence needs to be just right.  Don't ...
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Tue, 11 Jun 2013 07:56:06 PDT
TW the RGBLT LED Puppet http://www.instructables.com/id/TW-the-RGBLT-LED-Puppet/
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Sat, 11 May 2013 09:42:02 PDT
Intergrated Glove Softbutton http://www.instructables.com/id/Intergrated-Glove-Softbutton/
Intergrated Glove Softbutton - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJH/BPEQ/HFD1196R/FJHBPEQHFD1196R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJH/BPEQ/HFD1196R/FJHBPEQHFD1196R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJH/BPEQ/HFD1196R/FJHBPEQHFD1196R.SMALL.jpg hmeyer2 Dit is een tutorial over hoe je een soft-button moet maken, en die kan combineren met een handschoen. deze tutorial is een onderdeel van het keuze vak Hardware Hacking WDKA van docent Beam. Stap 1 voor je begint zul je de volgende matrealen nodig hebben  - 1 spons - 1 gadget met een USB kabel e...
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Sat, 13 Apr 2013 05:16:57 PDT
TARDIS IKEA SHOPPING BAG http://www.instructables.com/id/TARDIS-IKEA-SHOPPING-BAG/
TARDIS IKEA SHOPPING BAG - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPF/U624/HF23RNTP/FPFU624HF23RNTP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPF/U624/HF23RNTP/FPFU624HF23RNTP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPF/U624/HF23RNTP/FPFU624HF23RNTP.SMALL.jpg caitlinsdad Yes, it is bigger on the inside. You would not believe how much Fn stuff you can put inside one of these things  Although, it's fun to hang out at the customer loading area to see how people will try to jam a couch into the backseat of a convertible and drive it home. Made of a nearly indestructib...
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Sat, 6 Apr 2013 13:08:45 PDT
Mho Better Resistor Value Decoder Plushie http://www.instructables.com/id/Mho-Better-Resistor-Value-Decoder-Plushie/
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Thu, 14 Mar 2013 18:27:23 PDT
Epic Plush Monster Speakers http://www.instructables.com/id/Epic-Plush-Monster-Speakers/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FEK/J0CF/HD4VDY3N/FEKJ0CFHD4VDY3N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEK/J0CF/HD4VDY3N/FEKJ0CFHD4VDY3N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEK/J0CF/HD4VDY3N/FEKJ0CFHD4VDY3N.SMALL.jpg Minizatic What did I make? I made two stereo speakers that look like monsters, are almost completely soft, and sound pretty nice. The materials and tools I used were: 2 x 1 yards of sewing fur 2 old stereo speakers(working) a set of working mp3 speakers a sewing scissors a pencil a hot glue gun (with some ex...
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Tue, 26 Feb 2013 14:03:44 PST
Soft button http://www.instructables.com/id/Soft-button-1/
Soft button - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPS/3JXV/HD4VG4BS/FPS3JXVHD4VG4BS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPS/3JXV/HD4VG4BS/FPS3JXVHD4VG4BS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPS/3JXV/HD4VG4BS/FPS3JXVHD4VG4BS.SMALL.jpg Bennonator How to make a soft button / how I made mine. Stuff you need: aluminium foil your hands stripping pliers isolated copper wire hacked keyboard tape Those are the minimum requirements. When you want to make your soft button fancy , you can go all out! Strip the copper wire , and rip two pi...
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Wed, 20 Feb 2013 11:58:19 PST
Soft Button #2 http://www.instructables.com/id/Soft-Button-2/
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Mon, 18 Feb 2013 16:03:23 PST
Soft-Box Photography Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Soft-Box-Photography-Light/
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Tue, 12 Feb 2013 08:10:12 PST
How to connect conductive thread ribbon cable with Flexible Flat Cable (FFC) connectors http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-connect-conductive-thread-ribbon-cable-with/
How to connect conductive thread ribbon cable with Flexible Flat Cable (FFC) connectors - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7F/J6OT/HCJOCREX/F7FJ6OTHCJOCREX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7F/J6OT/HCJOCREX/F7FJ6OTHCJOCREX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7F/J6OT/HCJOCREX/F7FJ6OTHCJOCREX.SMALL.jpg hayeon Conductive thread ribbon cable from R4R, LLC is the perfect material for wiring wearables because it can be attached just like normal fabric ribbons -flexible, sewable and washable. You can easily use conductive thread ribbon cable by connecting it with FFC connectors. Components & Tools Componen...
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Wed, 30 Jan 2013 08:19:43 PST
Pocket Soft Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Pocket-Soft-Light/
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Fri, 4 Jan 2013 19:43:18 PST
DIY Flash Diffuser in 5 Minutes http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Flash-Diffuser-in-5-Minutes/
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Sun, 25 Nov 2012 07:10:29 PST
Singing Crochet Chickadee http://www.instructables.com/id/Singing-Crochet-Chickadee/
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Sun, 18 Nov 2012 12:12:46 PST
Photography Soft Box lamp made from reclaimed objects http://www.instructables.com/id/Photography-lamp-made-from-reclaimed-objects/
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Mon, 1 Oct 2012 13:26:57 PDT
Soft Robots: Make An Artificial Muscle Arm And Gripper http://www.instructables.com/id/Soft-Robots-Make-An-Artificial-Muscle-Arm-And-Gri/
Soft Robots: Make An Artificial Muscle Arm And Gripper - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEQ/VRQT/H672MAZ3/FEQVRQTH672MAZ3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEQ/VRQT/H672MAZ3/FEQVRQTH672MAZ3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEQ/VRQT/H672MAZ3/FEQVRQTH672MAZ3.SMALL.jpg mikey77 Using artificial air muscles, a very flexible robot arm and gripper can be made. This soft robot is powered by compressed air and each one of the 11 muscles can be controlled by a standard infrared universal remote control or an infrared LED connected to a micro controller that can output Sony ...
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Thu, 30 Aug 2012 08:56:13 PDT
Star Trek USS Enterprise Phaser Red Shirt http://www.instructables.com/id/Star-Trek-USS-Enterprise-Phaser-Red-Shirt/
Star Trek USS Enterprise Phaser Red Shirt - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJS/VXDL/H5ED7TGN/FJSVXDLH5ED7TGN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJS/VXDL/H5ED7TGN/FJSVXDLH5ED7TGN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJS/VXDL/H5ED7TGN/FJSVXDLH5ED7TGN.SMALL.jpg caitlinsdad Only a 21st century laser was used in the making of this shirt.  Take ordinary laser pointers to bling out your custom Star Trek shirt. Outfit phasers on your Constitution Class wardrobe. Try out the command chair in style. Note that this is a red shirt.  Only the cool people wear red shirts. WARN...
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Mon, 6 Aug 2012 20:09:52 PDT
Soft Foam Puppet Part http://www.instructables.com/id/Soft-Foam-Puppet-Part/
Soft Foam Puppet Part - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6S/5MMY/H1JUIDW3/F6S5MMYH1JUIDW3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6S/5MMY/H1JUIDW3/F6S5MMYH1JUIDW3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6S/5MMY/H1JUIDW3/F6S5MMYH1JUIDW3.SMALL.jpg Scotttland For puppets and prosthetic appliances, carved foam rubber tends to look like, well, carved foam rubber.  A properly sculpted and refined shape can be rendered in soft, flexible urethane foam in a relatively simple process utilizing basic mold making methods and materials.  The softer and more flexib...
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Mon, 30 Apr 2012 02:00:35 PDT
Soft Robots: Making Robot Air Muscles http://www.instructables.com/id/Soft-Robots-Making-Robot-Air-Muscles/
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Thu, 15 Mar 2012 13:44:45 PDT
Arduino Sew Easy Wearable Shield http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Sew-Easy-Wearable-Shield/
Arduino Sew Easy Wearable Shield - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHK/CHW8/GZACIO60/FHKCHW8GZACIO60.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHK/CHW8/GZACIO60/FHKCHW8GZACIO60.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHK/CHW8/GZACIO60/FHKCHW8GZACIO60.SMALL.jpg caitlinsdad Wearable computing, e-textiles, soft circuits or whatever you want to call it, is a growing field of applying technology to garments or accessories like bags, shoes or backpacks.  It is a fun and creative challenge which goes beyond just adding LED lights to fabric.  For a primer, you must check out...
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Sun, 4 Mar 2012 18:54:25 PST
eTextiles: How to Make a Pressure Sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/eTextiles-How-to-Make-a-Pressure-Sensor/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FXU/YFDQ/GYQES7HI/FXUYFDQGYQES7HI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXU/YFDQ/GYQES7HI/FXUYFDQGYQES7HI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXU/YFDQ/GYQES7HI/FXUYFDQGYQES7HI.SMALL.jpg Lynne Bruning How to make a soft circuit pressure sensor from conductive fabric, velostat and fabric. conductive fabric and velostat from LessEMF. 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 introdu...
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Tue, 21 Feb 2012 10:01:06 PST
eTextiles: Don't Cut Conductive Thread Near Your Project! http://www.instructables.com/id/eTextiles-Dont-Cut-Conductive-Thread-Near-Your-P/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FRO/Y8JS/GYTY1F6Z/FROY8JSGYTY1F6Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRO/Y8JS/GYTY1F6Z/FROY8JSGYTY1F6Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRO/Y8JS/GYTY1F6Z/FROY8JSGYTY1F6Z.SMALL.jpg Lynne Bruning Never ever ever cut conductive thread or fabric above your project. The hundred thousand conductive fibers you create will increase the likelyhood of short circuits to the 12th power. And that would be a pity. Want more eTextile How-To DIY eTextile videos, tutorials and projects? Then visit The eTe...
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Sun, 19 Feb 2012 09:42:31 PST
eTextiles: Making LED Sequins http://www.instructables.com/id/eTextiles-Making-LED-Sequins/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FGH/FFDL/GYQERTV2/FGHFFDLGYQERTV2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGH/FFDL/GYQERTV2/FGHFFDLGYQERTV2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGH/FFDL/GYQERTV2/FGHFFDLGYQERTV2.SMALL.jpg Lynne Bruning How to make sewable sequins from LEDs, resistors and more. Want more eTextile How-To DIY eTextile videos, tutorials and projects? Then visit The eTextile Lounge! View the complete Instructables How-To video GUIDE for eTextiles, soft circuits and wearable computing
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Fri, 17 Feb 2012 07:36:11 PST
rSkin - Open Source Robot Skin http://www.instructables.com/id/rSkin-Open-Source-Robot-Skin/
rSkin - Open Source Robot Skin - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMT/8M2T/GV4W34TC/FMT8M2TGV4W34TC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMT/8M2T/GV4W34TC/FMT8M2TGV4W34TC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMT/8M2T/GV4W34TC/FMT8M2TGV4W34TC.SMALL.jpg Plusea This textile skin is designed to stretch over a robotic limb in order to detect intensity of pressure as well as location of contact across it’s entire surface. rSkin was commissioned by Ian Danforth who also helped fund the Bilibot, an affordable robotics platform. The aim of this project was to de...
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Tue, 14 Feb 2012 21:38:38 PST
How to Make a Lynny - A DIY Lensbaby! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Lynny-A-DIY-Lensbaby-Similar-Resu/
How to Make a Lynny - A DIY Lensbaby! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FN0/T9R9/GUQ4JLHY/FN0T9R9GUQ4JLHY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN0/T9R9/GUQ4JLHY/FN0T9R9GUQ4JLHY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN0/T9R9/GUQ4JLHY/FN0T9R9GUQ4JLHY.SMALL.jpg CameraTester DIY Lensbaby - The Lynny - Similar Results - WAY Cheaper IF YOU LIKE THIS, PLEASE SUPPORT IT BY GOING TO THIS LINK, PLEASE! http://kck.st/uGivd8 This DIY project is made after a Lensbaby, but is built completely different. It’s made of only parts of an extension tube and macro filters. It is ...
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Thu, 27 Oct 2011 19:55:15 PDT
The MacGyver LightBox/Softbox http://www.instructables.com/id/The-MacGyver-LightBoxSoftbox/
The MacGyver LightBox/Softbox - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFM/JZQX/GS3BD0BA/FFMJZQXGS3BD0BA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFM/JZQX/GS3BD0BA/FFMJZQXGS3BD0BA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFM/JZQX/GS3BD0BA/FFMJZQXGS3BD0BA.SMALL.jpg Skyriam A lightbox in photography it's like a blender in cooking. Sure you can do without it, but really? Can you? And obviously the results are much much better.  Wether you liked my analogy or not, a lightbox makes better and prettier photos. Here is how I did one in just a few minutes, out of an emergen...
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Fri, 2 Sep 2011 15:39:30 PDT
Soft Box - easy and cheap http://www.instructables.com/id/Soft-Box-easy-and-cheap/
Soft Box - easy and cheap - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH7/0XV2/GP7IN112/FH70XV2GP7IN112.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH7/0XV2/GP7IN112/FH70XV2GP7IN112.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH7/0XV2/GP7IN112/FH70XV2GP7IN112.SMALL.jpg MRecord I wanted to make a cheap soft box for the studio lights laying around in my room. In my garage i found a big roll of tracing paper. So here is how i made my softbox. Materials: - 50x50 cm Piece of translucent paper (any kind will do) - 2m Wire (I used electrical wire) - Wire cutter - scissors - tap...
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Thu, 23 Jun 2011 05:44:42 PDT
Laminated Aluminum Foil for Flexible Circuits and Much More http://www.instructables.com/id/Laminated-Aluminum-Foil-for-Flexible-Circuits-and-/
Laminated Aluminum Foil for Flexible Circuits and Much More - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5B/WOBG/GN1I600P/F5BWOBGGN1I600P.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5B/WOBG/GN1I600P/F5BWOBGGN1I600P.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5B/WOBG/GN1I600P/F5BWOBGGN1I600P.SMALL.jpg Attamet LAF stands for Laminated Aluminum Foil - in this case I will be using household aluminum foil that is laminated with regular packing tape. It is strong, durable, and tear-resistant. It is flexible, conductive, easily cut, shaped, folded or printed on. It is cheap and easily made. It can be used for ...
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Sat, 30 Apr 2011 14:02:33 PDT
LED Heart Pasties http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Heart-Pasties/
LED Heart Pasties - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSM/L2VQ/GJQE9KND/FSML2VQGJQE9KND.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSM/L2VQ/GJQE9KND/FSML2VQGJQE9KND.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSM/L2VQ/GJQE9KND/FSML2VQGJQE9KND.SMALL.jpg randofo LED heart pasties speak for themselves. While they are not necessarily day-to-day wear, you will be glad you have them in your boudoir when that special occasions arises (or is in need of it). If you have sewing and electronic experience, these could easily be made in a few hours. Without this expe...
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Thu, 10 Feb 2011 12:23:35 PST
Connecting a textile analog sensor to Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Connecting-a-textile-analog-sensor-to-Arduino/
Connecting a textile analog sensor to Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZD/0Y2Z/GHFJXGOS/FZD0Y2ZGHFJXGOS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZD/0Y2Z/GHFJXGOS/FZD0Y2ZGHFJXGOS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZD/0Y2Z/GHFJXGOS/FZD0Y2ZGHFJXGOS.SMALL.jpg rmarchesi This instructable explains how to connect an analog sensor to the Arduino (in our case will use a Lilypad). Material you will need: - one Lilypad Arduino (www.sparkfun.com) - one FTDI board (www.sparkfun.com) - one USB A to mini B cable (www.sparkfun.com or Radio Shack) - one analog textile press...
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Mon, 13 Dec 2010 03:08:43 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]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ8/OCVD/GGPFCBX6/FZ8OCVDGGPFCBX6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ8/OCVD/GGPFCBX6/FZ8OCVDGGPFCBX6.SQUARE.jpg http://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
Interactive Bee Game http://www.instructables.com/id/Interactive-Bee-Game/
Interactive Bee Game - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEK/E7Y2/GGL754DK/FEKE7Y2GGL754DK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEK/E7Y2/GGL754DK/FEKE7Y2GGL754DK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEK/E7Y2/GGL754DK/FEKE7Y2GGL754DK.SMALL.jpg quasiben With the support of Prof. Kylie Peppler and Prof. Joshua Danish we (Benjamin Zaitlen,Alexander Jacobs, and Diane Glosson) built a electronic prototype of the Bee Sign game (explained on the next page).  We used common fabric materials as well as the LilyPad Arduino electronic development platform.  ...
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Fri, 5 Nov 2010 12:22:10 PDT
How To Make Your Own Sugru Substitute http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-Your-Own-Sugru-Substitute/
How To Make Your Own Sugru Substitute - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWK/2IAF/GF070BLB/FWK2IAFGF070BLB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWK/2IAF/GF070BLB/FWK2IAFGF070BLB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWK/2IAF/GF070BLB/FWK2IAFGF070BLB.SMALL.jpg mikey77 I call it Oogoo, an inexpensive silicone clay that is easily made. It can be used as an excellent substitute for Sugru. It can be hand molded or cast in forms. Or, it can be used as a casting silicone. It can be colored any color from white to black. It can also be made translucent to allow diffused...
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Sun, 10 Oct 2010 17:43:39 PDT
Soft-Circuit Position Sensing Glove http://www.instructables.com/id/Soft-Circuit-Position-Sensing-Glove/
Soft-Circuit Position Sensing Glove - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOY/5WA5/GELSMFWS/FOY5WA5GELSMFWS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOY/5WA5/GELSMFWS/FOY5WA5GELSMFWS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOY/5WA5/GELSMFWS/FOY5WA5GELSMFWS.SMALL.jpg Gundanium Advancer Technologies is currently developing a semi-autonomous pneumatic muscle actuated hand therapy glove for recovering stroke and neurologically impaired patients called the ExoGlove. Part of the ExoGlove project is focused on integrating a finger position sensing ability to monitor the positio...
By: Gundanium

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Tue, 5 Oct 2010 20:48:36 PDT
Light Up Leggings http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Up-Leggings/
Light Up Leggings - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUE/XGEL/GELSQICB/FUEXGELGELSQICB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUE/XGEL/GELSQICB/FUEXGELGELSQICB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUE/XGEL/GELSQICB/FUEXGELGELSQICB.SMALL.jpg Carleyy Create a light show with these light up LEDs.  Wear them dancing and all eyes in the room will be on you.  Wear them running and drivers will know to get out of the way! This is super easy to do even if its your first time building a circuit. I submitted these leggings to the Soft Circuit Contest!...
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Wed, 29 Sep 2010 14:10:09 PDT
Remote Control iPod Gloves http://www.instructables.com/id/Remote-Control-iPod-Gloves/
Remote Control iPod Gloves - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCL/XSNP/GELSBWAG/FCLXSNPGELSBWAG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCL/XSNP/GELSBWAG/FCLXSNPGELSBWAG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCL/XSNP/GELSBWAG/FCLXSNPGELSBWAG.SMALL.jpg haasebert Some time ago, I picked up a cheap, wired iPod remote (like the one pictured below: $5).  I wanted to keep the iPod safely tucked away in a jacket pocket, but still listen to (and control) it while snowboarding.  Or, more accurately, I wanted to be able to pause it when getting on the lift (because ...
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Mon, 27 Sep 2010 20:11:39 PDT
Making a simple soft switch http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Printed-Electronic-Soft-Pad/
Making a simple soft switch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEB/90YX/GE1Y30BX/FEB90YXGE1Y30BX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEB/90YX/GE1Y30BX/FEB90YXGE1Y30BX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEB/90YX/GE1Y30BX/FEB90YXGE1Y30BX.SMALL.jpg asvin.b Designing the circuit of the soft switch . The two different designs were traced on the light weight fabrics. . Masking tapes were used as stencil. Applying the Conductive paste on the fabrics . The conductive paste Electrosperse D-112 was used. . 3 coats of the conductive paste were applied ...
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Tue, 14 Sep 2010 04:02:29 PDT
Conductive Thread Connector - Female http://www.instructables.com/id/Conductive-Thread-Female-Connector/
Conductive Thread Connector - Female - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAQ/15Q6/GE056XBK/FAQ15Q6GE056XBK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAQ/15Q6/GE056XBK/FAQ15Q6GE056XBK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAQ/15Q6/GE056XBK/FAQ15Q6GE056XBK.SMALL.jpg Gundanium One of the major obstacles when working with textile/conductive fabric electronics is connecting them to traditional electronic hardware and other elements. The following Instructable illustrates one way to overcome this drawback of such a fascinating emerging technology. After reading this Instruc...
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Mon, 13 Sep 2010 11:21:41 PDT
Conductive Thread Connector - Male http://www.instructables.com/id/Conductive-Thread-Male-Connector/
Conductive Thread Connector - Male - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUR/774Z/GE5FI1VN/FUR774ZGE5FI1VN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUR/774Z/GE5FI1VN/FUR774ZGE5FI1VN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUR/774Z/GE5FI1VN/FUR774ZGE5FI1VN.SMALL.jpg Gundanium One of the major obstacles when working with textile/conductive fabric electronics is connecting them to traditional electronic hardware and other elements. The following Instructable illustrates one way to overcome this drawback of such a fascinating emerging technology. After reading this Instruc...
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Mon, 13 Sep 2010 09:08:04 PDT
Soft Circuit Contest http://www.instructables.com/id/Soft-Circuit-Contest/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ1/ELD0/GD2JJTMJ/FJ1ELD0GD2JJTMJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ1/ELD0/GD2JJTMJ/FJ1ELD0GD2JJTMJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ1/ELD0/GD2JJTMJ/FJ1ELD0GD2JJTMJ.SMALL.jpg Carleyy COMING SOON: Soft Circuit Contest!!! I have gathered some awesome soft circuit instructables for inspiration.  Be sure to check out the Soft Circuit channel for more ideas along with these great websites! Fashioning Technology Soft Circuit Saturday I Heart Switch Lilypond Three Fabric Buttons T...
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Mon, 23 Aug 2010 11:10:12 PDT
Beaded Battery Case http://www.instructables.com/id/Beaded-Battery-Case/
Beaded Battery Case - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUQ/VKI2/GD0QVT4Y/FUQVKI2GD0QVT4Y.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUQ/VKI2/GD0QVT4Y/FUQVKI2GD0QVT4Y.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUQ/VKI2/GD0QVT4Y/FUQVKI2GD0QVT4Y.SMALL.jpg Carleyy Try this beaded battery case to elegantly hide your battery to power your accessories so they can light up and move! I love beading and I want to start including electronics in my accessories but I was having trouble thinking of a way to include a battery holder.  Thus, here is my solution: a batte...
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Wed, 18 Aug 2010 23:09:18 PDT
Felted Crochet Stretch Sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/Felted-Crochet-Stretch-Sensor/
Felted Crochet Stretch Sensor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUW/AKIA/GB288KT7/FUWAKIAGB288KT7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUW/AKIA/GB288KT7/FUWAKIAGB288KT7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUW/AKIA/GB288KT7/FUWAKIAGB288KT7.SMALL.jpg laraCat Sensors come in many forms, you can buy them already manufactured, or make them yourself.  The latter is my favorite for many reasons. This sensor is meant to be integrated in to wearable technology projects as an alternative to buying manufactured sensors which are made of rubber, metals, plastics...
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Wed, 30 Jun 2010 22:16:30 PDT
Soft iPhone and iPad Stylus http://www.instructables.com/id/Soft-iPhone-and-iPad-Stylus/
Soft iPhone and iPad Stylus - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FV2/HIUW/G7DY7Q17/FV2HIUWG7DY7Q17.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV2/HIUW/G7DY7Q17/FV2HIUWG7DY7Q17.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV2/HIUW/G7DY7Q17/FV2HIUWG7DY7Q17.SMALL.jpg adamkumpf A few of us at Teague Labs have been experimenting with conductive foams and fabrics in search of an iPhone/iPad stylus that's somewhere between the intriguing hard foil sticks and wet q-tips on Instructables.  Fortunately, it's quite easy to make a soft, conductive writing tool using some pretty ...
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Thu, 8 Apr 2010 11:22:37 PDT