Instructables: exploring - stepbystep - soft-circuits - featured http://www.instructables.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:16:04 PDT BLOX v1.01 Make Your Own E-Textile Arduino Board http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-E-Textile-Arduino-Board/
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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 09:30:54 PDT
Motion Activated Speed Suit http://www.instructables.com/id/Motion-Activated-Speed-Suit/
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Wed, 4 Jun 2014 11:05:56 PDT
Neoprene Bend Sensor IMPROVED http://www.instructables.com/id/Neoprene-Bend-Sensor-IMPROVED/
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Thu, 23 Apr 2009 05:57:16 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]]> 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
Making flexible PCBs with a laser jet printer or copier http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-flexible-PCBs-with-a-laser-jet-printer-or-c/
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Tue, 18 Mar 2014 15:42:24 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
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/
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Thu, 6 Mar 2014 13:07:11 PST
Adafruit Adabot Robot Heart Plushie http://www.instructables.com/id/Adafruit-Adabot-Robot-Heart-Plushie/
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Fri, 14 Feb 2014 20:25:08 PST
How to make Valentine Magnetic Hearts http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-Valentine-Magnetic-Hearts/
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Fri, 7 Feb 2014 10:50:27 PST
Hearts A'Glow! http://www.instructables.com/id/Hearts-AGlow/
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Mon, 3 Feb 2014 14:22:29 PST
Felted inductively heated house shoes http://www.instructables.com/id/Felted-inductively-heated-house-shoes/
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Sun, 22 Dec 2013 09:36:35 PST
Make your own sonic sound scarf! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-your-own-sonic-sound-scarf/
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Mon, 16 Dec 2013 08:18:54 PST
LED Christmas Tree Ornament Using Conductive Thread http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Christmas-Tree-Ornament-Using-Conductive-Threa/
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Mon, 2 Dec 2013 23:40:28 PST
LED Cuff Bracelet http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Cuff-Bracelet/
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Sat, 23 Nov 2013 20:37:14 PST
Halloween e-textiles http://www.instructables.com/id/Halloween-e-textiles/
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Mon, 28 Oct 2013 22:32:34 PDT
Crochet Locutus http://www.instructables.com/id/Crochet-Locutus/
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Wed, 7 Aug 2013 13:12:57 PDT
fast Fiber-Optic Light Pipe hack with Sugru http://www.instructables.com/id/fast-Fiber-Optic-Light-Pipe-hack-with-Sugru/
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Wed, 31 Jul 2013 04:41:59 PDT
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
Make some Feltronics http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-some-Feltronics/
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Mon, 15 Jul 2013 00:15:20 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/
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Thu, 4 Jul 2013 23:22:22 PDT
The paper theremin http://www.instructables.com/id/The-paper-theremin/
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Mon, 10 Jun 2013 14:48:37 PDT
Adventure Time: Animated Felted BMO http://www.instructables.com/id/Adventure-Time-Animated-Felted-BMO/
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Mon, 3 Jun 2013 22:48:02 PDT
Fibre Optic Bracelet http://www.instructables.com/id/Fibre-Optic-Bracelet/
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Wed, 29 May 2013 12:45:12 PDT
City lights http://www.instructables.com/id/City-lights/
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Wed, 22 May 2013 12:11:30 PDT
Batgirl Birkin Bag http://www.instructables.com/id/Batgirl-Birkin-Bag/
Batgirl Birkin Bag - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAZ/C27H/HFSH7L5I/FAZC27HHFSH7L5I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAZ/C27H/HFSH7L5I/FAZC27HHFSH7L5I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAZ/C27H/HFSH7L5I/FAZC27HHFSH7L5I.SMALL.jpg caitlinsdad What a girl wants. What a girl needs.  What's more exclusive and has more cachet than scoring a Birkin bag? Pow!!! A Batgirl Birkin bag! Holey Haute Couture, Batman! Yes, you too can knock off a version of this famous bag.  Okay, even mine started out as a knockoff so you ain't doing anything iffy ...
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Mon, 6 May 2013 20:09:34 PDT
How to Form Memory Wire Nitinol http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Form-Memory-Wire-Nitinol/
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Wed, 1 May 2013 20:40:06 PDT
TARDIS IKEA SHOPPING BAG http://www.instructables.com/id/TARDIS-IKEA-SHOPPING-BAG/
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Sat, 6 Apr 2013 13:08:45 PDT
Ruby the Red LED Plushie Mod http://www.instructables.com/id/Ruby-the-Red-LED-Plushie-Mod/
Ruby the Red LED Plushie Mod - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSU/X5X4/HEBNH2IE/FSUX5X4HEBNH2IE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSU/X5X4/HEBNH2IE/FSUX5X4HEBNH2IE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSU/X5X4/HEBNH2IE/FSUX5X4HEBNH2IE.SMALL.jpg caitlinsdad Awww, You make me blush. Wouldn't it be cool to animate your Adafruit Circuit Playground electronic component plushie? I have Ruby the Red LED plushie. I wanted it to light up and have it respond to sound.  Here  is an easy mod to get that done. Sorry, no lasers this time. Probably wouldn't really ...
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Sat, 16 Mar 2013 21:14:58 PDT
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...
By: hayeon

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Wed, 30 Jan 2013 08:19:43 PST
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.........
By: Lynne Bruning

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Tue, 12 Feb 2013 17:22:57 PST
Make your own zippi doll http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-your-own-zippi-doll/
Make your own zippi doll - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKR/44A7/HAQ3DRM1/FKR44A7HAQ3DRM1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKR/44A7/HAQ3DRM1/FKR44A7HAQ3DRM1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKR/44A7/HAQ3DRM1/FKR44A7HAQ3DRM1.SMALL.jpg kitronik This is a step by step guide to creating your own zippi doll using conductive thread and other e-textiles. The doll has LEDs as it's eyes, and a tilt switch is used to light the LEDs when the doll is lifted from horizontal to vertical. Parts List: A blue, green, red or yellow Electro Fashion flash...
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Tue, 22 Jan 2013 04:55:02 PST
Simpler BARE Conductive Paint Paper Houses http://www.instructables.com/id/Simpler-BARE-Conductive-Paint-Paper-Houses/
Simpler BARE Conductive Paint Paper Houses - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWW/S8ZV/HAQ3B7LE/FWWS8ZVHAQ3B7LE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWW/S8ZV/HAQ3B7LE/FWWS8ZVHAQ3B7LE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWW/S8ZV/HAQ3B7LE/FWWS8ZVHAQ3B7LE.SMALL.jpg techiebot Everything should be made is simple as possible, but not simpler.  Albert Einstein I saw the featured Bare Instructable on building paper houses with a painted circuit that lights the house up in the dark. http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-Paper-House-that-lights-up-as-it-gets-dar/#intro C...
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Thu, 10 Jan 2013 13:14:24 PST
LED "Handful of Hearts" Gloves http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Handful-of-Hearts-Gloves/
LED "Handful of Hearts" Gloves - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4U/MTVI/HAQ2Z3JG/F4UMTVIHAQ2Z3JG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4U/MTVI/HAQ2Z3JG/F4UMTVIHAQ2Z3JG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4U/MTVI/HAQ2Z3JG/F4UMTVIHAQ2Z3JG.SMALL.jpg lnorooz My sister asked me to make her a pair of gloves she found on instagram that she thought were cute. Trying to find every excuse I can to work on more e-textile projects, I decided to customize it a bit! Additionally, I'd seen instructables on how to make gloves "touchscreen compatible" befo...
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Fri, 28 Dec 2012 09:52:38 PST
Singing Crochet Chickadee http://www.instructables.com/id/Singing-Crochet-Chickadee/
Singing Crochet Chickadee - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7A/SJTJ/H9K2FRVI/F7ASJTJH9K2FRVI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7A/SJTJ/H9K2FRVI/F7ASJTJH9K2FRVI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7A/SJTJ/H9K2FRVI/F7ASJTJH9K2FRVI.SMALL.jpg ChrysN In the Spring and Summer the cedars trees in my back yard are full of little Black-capped Chickadees flitting about singing their lovely song.  But during the Fall and Winter months they become scarce likely ranging farther out for food.  I miss seeing them and so does my cat who watches them from t...
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Sun, 18 Nov 2012 12:12:46 PST
ICase, the charging pencil case that you will never loose! http://www.instructables.com/id/ICase-the-charging-pencil-case-that-you-will-neve/
ICase, the charging pencil case that you will never loose! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGK/2JSG/H6MF2OGI/FGK2JSGH6MF2OGI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGK/2JSG/H6MF2OGI/FGK2JSGH6MF2OGI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGK/2JSG/H6MF2OGI/FGK2JSGH6MF2OGI.SMALL.jpg ellwoodjoe In this instructable (my first) I will show you how to create a clever pencil case of your own, it is simple and easy to make, I decided to make it because of two problems that i have on a regular basis, my phone going flat with no where to charge it and never being able to find my pencil case, to c...
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Mon, 3 Sep 2012 07:19:11 PDT
God Particle Wearable LHC Demonstrator Shirt http://www.instructables.com/id/God-Particle-Wearable-LHC-Demonstrator-Shirt/
God Particle Wearable LHC Demonstrator Shirt - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8C/K84N/H6918SOS/F8CK84NH6918SOS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8C/K84N/H6918SOS/F8CK84NH6918SOS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8C/K84N/H6918SOS/F8CK84NH6918SOS.SMALL.jpg caitlinsdad High 5 sigma for taking one step closer to figuring out what the universe is about, whether you believe it or not.  Understanding what the Higgs-Boson particle is may take a little more than head-scratching to understand. Understanding the device used to track it down may be a little easier.  Scient...
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Sat, 25 Aug 2012 01:23:33 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 Circuit Button Switch http://www.instructables.com/id/Soft-Circuit-Button-Switch/
Soft Circuit Button Switch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPR/4KZB/H461XB3X/FPR4KZBH461XB3X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPR/4KZB/H461XB3X/FPR4KZBH461XB3X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPR/4KZB/H461XB3X/FPR4KZBH461XB3X.SMALL.jpg ChrysN I have made and posted a few soft circuit projects but I have often found it difficult to get some of the components needed since there are no stores (that I know of) nearby and shipping to Canada can be overly expensive.  So I try to make do.  One problem I've had was finding something to use as an...
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Wed, 4 Jul 2012 18:41:17 PDT
Rotating LED Marquee Hat http://www.instructables.com/id/Rotating-LED-Marquee-Hat/
Rotating LED Marquee Hat - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSY/CJQ9/H3NN9KMY/FSYCJQ9H3NN9KMY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSY/CJQ9/H3NN9KMY/FSYCJQ9H3NN9KMY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSY/CJQ9/H3NN9KMY/FSYCJQ9H3NN9KMY.SMALL.jpg bananaslug I wanted a hat that lit up around the brim like one of those movie marquee lighting things. It took ages and ages, but I finally managed it! I also attached a pushbutton, so that when you push it, the led rotates faster. Yes the picture does look like multiple LEDs come on at once, but that's just b...
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Thu, 21 Jun 2012 20:06:47 PDT
Northern Lights Papercraft http://www.instructables.com/id/Northern-Lights-Papercraft/
Northern Lights Papercraft - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJR/4R40/H2BMNLFX/FJR4R40H2BMNLFX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJR/4R40/H2BMNLFX/FJR4R40H2BMNLFX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJR/4R40/H2BMNLFX/FJR4R40H2BMNLFX.SMALL.jpg ChrysN I had some colour changing LEDs lying around and I wanted to incorporate them into papercraft. I was trying to think of a scene I could make and my mind just kept coming back to this idea. Sure the Northern Lights may be an odd choice for papercraft, as it is not easily rendered onto paper, but I th...
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Sun, 20 May 2012 10:47:07 PDT
Crochet Dragon - Smaug from The Hobbit http://www.instructables.com/id/Crochet-Dragon-Smaug-from-The-Hobbit/
Crochet Dragon - Smaug from The Hobbit - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGL/DUFQ/H05Y7KB3/FGLDUFQH05Y7KB3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGL/DUFQ/H05Y7KB3/FGLDUFQH05Y7KB3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGL/DUFQ/H05Y7KB3/FGLDUFQH05Y7KB3.SMALL.jpg ChrysN I'm pretty excited about the upcoming movie The Hobbit, but it's still a few months away.  So in the meantime, I crocheted my own Smaug.   He is known as Smaug The Magnificent, Smaug the Golden, the Dragon of Erebor, and Bilbo also calls him Smaug the Tremendous.  Unfortunately, I don't know yet wha...
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Sun, 25 Mar 2012 11:50:37 PDT
sleepy weepy pillow http://www.instructables.com/id/sleepy-weepy-pillow/
sleepy weepy pillow - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FV8/HTGB/GYKVXGBA/FV8HTGBGYKVXGBA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV8/HTGB/GYKVXGBA/FV8HTGBGYKVXGBA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV8/HTGB/GYKVXGBA/FV8HTGBGYKVXGBA.SMALL.jpg mikeasaurus It’s the 13th of February and your prospects are not looking good. You alternate between hating the holiday and signing up for a new free online dating service between bouts of sobbing. Let the tears fall down and wash away the pain, but don’t wallow in them. Let the Sleepy Weepy Pillow lift your s...
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Mon, 13 Feb 2012 11:46:09 PST
Sound Quilt http://www.instructables.com/id/Sound-Quilt/
Sound Quilt - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCM/41YE/GY197Z9S/FCM41YEGY197Z9S.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCM/41YE/GY197Z9S/FCM41YEGY197Z9S.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCM/41YE/GY197Z9S/FCM41YEGY197Z9S.SMALL.jpg AlpineButterfly My husbands Grandfather has a birthday coming up, he'll be turning 92!! He has a super attitude towards aging, recently though, he has been losing his eye sight. It has been a HUGE stumbling block for him, and he's having a hard time coping...  I created this sound quilt for him, hoping to convey o...
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Mon, 30 Jan 2012 22:13:41 PST
Infra Red Vest Code http://www.instructables.com/id/Infra-Red-Vest-Code/
Infra Red Vest Code - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGA/GESY/GXDWOU1W/FGAGESYGXDWOU1W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGA/GESY/GXDWOU1W/FGAGESYGXDWOU1W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGA/GESY/GXDWOU1W/FGAGESYGXDWOU1W.SMALL.jpg contrechoc This instructable is about the code and the devices used for the infra red vest. The sewing you have to invent yourself!   This vest shows the infrared codes which are bombarding us all the time in rooms. Infrared is used for the remote controls of television sets, computers, video/...
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Sun, 15 Jan 2012 06:58:09 PST
Sew a Soft Circuit Touch Sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/Sew-a-Soft-Circuit-Touch-Sensor/
Sew a Soft Circuit Touch Sensor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRN/6D1O/GUGDALEM/FRN6D1OGUGDALEM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRN/6D1O/GUGDALEM/FRN6D1OGUGDALEM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRN/6D1O/GUGDALEM/FRN6D1OGUGDALEM.SMALL.jpg sensoree Let us sew a circuit that responds to touch. This tutorial shows how to make a Soft Circuit Touch Sensor. When pressure is applied to the sensor an LED lights up due to the variable "touch" pressure. level: beginner. You will need basic sewing skills, and will learn basic electronic circuit. MAT...
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Fri, 16 Dec 2011 17:51:05 PST
Traffic Light Stoplight LED Scarf - Safety Scarf of Righteousness http://www.instructables.com/id/Traffic-Light-Stoplight-LED-Scarf-Safety-Scarf-o/
Traffic Light Stoplight LED Scarf - Safety Scarf of Righteousness - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBZ/2SR4/GVZP1IDO/FBZ2SR4GVZP1IDO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBZ/2SR4/GVZP1IDO/FBZ2SR4GVZP1IDO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBZ/2SR4/GVZP1IDO/FBZ2SR4GVZP1IDO.SMALL.jpg caitlinsdad Multipurpose like a traffic light, this one keeps you warm and blinks to make you more visible in the night.  Stop traffic with this fun scarf worn around your neck. Repurpose a dollar-store bicycle safety flasher to embed in the scarf.  Simulates the light changing pattern and does other fancy seq...
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Fri, 9 Dec 2011 20:13:11 PST
Make Conductive Rubber: Transparent stylus-iPod/iPhone http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Conductive-Rubber-Transparent-stylus-iPodiP/
Make Conductive Rubber: Transparent stylus-iPod/iPhone - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOM/29RB/GUA4M3BV/FOM29RBGUA4M3BV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOM/29RB/GUA4M3BV/FOM29RBGUA4M3BV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOM/29RB/GUA4M3BV/FOM29RBGUA4M3BV.SMALL.jpg mikey77 I call it Oogoo II. It is a DIY conductive silicone rubber that can be used to create a transparent stylus for iPod, iPhone, iPad, and other capacitive screen smart phones. Because the contact part of the stylus is transparent, you can see your lines and draw more precisely than with a regular styl...
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Thu, 27 Oct 2011 16:09:13 PDT
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