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Instructables Build Night: How to Make Soft Circuits Answered

Instructables held a "themed" build night on Thursday, August 14--the first installment in the new Build Night Series.

Rachel taught a brief lesson about soft circuits and conductive threads/fabrics, and participants got to do some pillow anatomy and see the insides of LED vibrating pillows, fabric sensors, and other electronic-fabric creations. Then, everyone tried to build their own soft circuits in whatever style they wanted.

Check out the promo video below and, if you're interested and in the SF Bay Area, come to Make your own Mouse Mouse with Christy on September 11 or another upcoming event.

The office--aka build night workshop extraordinaire--is located at:
489 Clementina Street, 3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103

We hope to see you there!


does the mouse scream when clicks it?

...Make your own Mouse Mouse...

Do you have to bring your own mouse, or have you got the traps down?

Are they pre-skinned? *shudder* That maight be a little difficult...

I want to make a bluetooth one

Woah! Bluetooth Mouse! That would be awesome! :D

Especially if you painted the teeth blue.

Har har.. I'm surprised you beat GoodHart to that one W.. :D

Hmm, this is the first I saw this subject.....so THERE

Anyway, it is not supposed to be a Blue Teeth mouse, but a Blue TOOTH mouse....only one tooth allowed. Try to find one getting a little long in the tooth LOL

all you do is colour its teeth blue. its not that hard...

Damn, that'd be creepy to see someone talking to a mouse in their ear.

Maybe a baby one...... With the mic in the tail.... eww

I have got a feeling I won't be able to get to 489 Clementina Street, 3rd Floor San Francisco, CA 94103 for mouse mouse night

Can kids come ?

absolutely! but you might want to bring your parents along so they don't miss out on the fun. it's a fun social event even if you're not into building.

awesome now i just have to cross the damn Atlantic ocean...

Yeah, but after that you have to cross North America, which is like another 3,000 miles.

Yes, I understand that, I'm just pointing out the significance of a 3,000 mile wide hunk of earth between you and the Build Night.

lol if i fell asleep on the plane then it would be like i was there instantly

thats why we drive cars on our europe tours,and its safe for us since the drivers here drive like crazy and Europeans drive very smoothly,and so we are used to the harder,and everything becomes easier.

Europeans drive sane?

then i would die and go to build night as a ghost and freak people out


9 years ago

is there a road between us and turkey?nope?bummer.
thats why we dont see US cars here,they dont show the country code anyway

lol dont mean to be mean but thats dumb

D'oh where's my plane ticket...


9 years ago

I so need to be there. Building is my life, and all I do. Probebly will be my job eventually too. I weally weally want to gow to...

oh btw, I saw Rachel's Cardboard Armour 'ible, and built my own complete set :D

Cool wish I could go but its like a 4 hour drive from Reno. Who all was there?