Soft Circuits Workshop

Saturday, October 10, 12:30-3:00pmreMake lounge - Crocker Galleria 50 Post St., San Francisco$20 materials and refreshments included.Register at http://remakelounge.comSoft circuitry is a great way to take your crafting to another level!Whether you're coming at it as a craftster who wants to add a little extra spark to their creations, or as someone who's handy with a soldering iron and circuitry, but wants to learn more about wearable crafts, this workshop is for you.We take simple circuits and LEDS, and replace the solder and iron with conductive thread. Using simple hand-stitches, you'll learn how to integrate LEDs into your sewing projects.The final results are lightweight, flexible, washable and wearable. The techniques you learn here will open up your crafting to a world of possibility.This workshop will cover the very basics of using conductive thread, and creating a simple circuit between a battery and an LED. We'll be using Becky Stern's example as a tutorial!$20 includes all materials and refreshments. Registration Required.Additional kits will be available for purchase to take home.(Free parking and right next to BART/Muni!)plus it's taught by ME!

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Soft circuit trouble? Answered

I am having trouble with a project that I am working on.  I have 12 leds in parallel spiraling out from a centre connected by conductive thread, the Led's are yellow and where stripped from a battery powered led xmas light set.  I intend to use the battery holder and on/off switch unit that came with it (2X1.5v batteries and has a 6.8ohm resister) to power the lights.  Unfortunately when I connect the power supply to the lights the first led is bright and it each led following is progressively less bright, the leds at the end are pretty dim.  So this is basically the same circuit that the xmas lights had but with conductive thread instead of wire.  I double checked that there were no loose or crossed threads.  After discovering the problem I checked the details about the conductive thread and it has a resistance of 30ohms/foot.  The length of the thread connecting all of the leds is roughly 1ft.  So I'm guessing the problem is that there is too much resistance in the circuit? Or is there something else I'm doing wrong? Is there any way that I can change this circuit so that it can still run on 3v batteries (2x1.5v)? 

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A soft but sticky heart

I made a super delicious dessert, named soft but stick heart. it's quite easy. Just put sticky rice dough inside of chineses dry date, and boiling in little syrup. Done. For diet reason, I used sucralose instead of sugar.

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soft mod help

The xbox logo came up then the screen went black i did everything right but its just not loading please help jishua9@hotmail.com

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Air Soft Opinion

 I was going to buy an Air Soft Gun. But I'm really confused which one should I buy. My play style is less-hiding and do more tactic moves. I prefer to shoot in a long range, but using burst-fire weapons. I was going to buy UMP-45 or MP7, but those submachine guns are less-accurate. My friend suggest me to buy AKA 47. Any other suggestions? 

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Soft modding xbox?

I have an xbox (not a 360) and it has an X-bit chip in the back that has a green light that turns on but other then that the only thing it does is say "XECUTTer2" or something like that when I turn on the xbox. it doesn't do much else and I'd like to soft mod my xbox to be able to mod halo and other games. A walkthrough would be appreciated. thanks.

Question by buttetsu 


soft LED screen

Soft LED display is our Patent product(Chinese National Patent), as is shown that the screen can be folded, curved and transformed, it can be applied any shape, like circle, arch, or even right-angle. Most importantly, it is light-weighted and easy installation, one square meter just weight about 5 kgs, and the whole system can be hung on the truss or on the building. And it can be expanded through connecting several pieces of soft LED display together to make a larger screen as you want. Through one and a half years developing, we make immense improvement and solve all important problem. We use the cloth processed specially, so it is waterproof completely, fire retardant and strong enough. (although the both sides is all waterproof, we sign it IP44, because we do not recommend our customer to use the screen in the open air all the time.) We develop this kind of product mainly applying to stage, TV studio, concert, night bar and disco hall. Attached a small video and some picture, please check it, through video and picture you can find the characteristic of our soft LED screen. We are eagerly hoping that we can cooperate with your distinguished coperation,and hope that our product can satisfy you with its light-weight, easy installation,foldability and flexibility, I think it is your best choice.Contact info: Fisher(sales manager) Beijing Huasun Optoelectronic Science Co., Ltd Add: Yongshun Town, Tongzhou District, Beijing, P.R.China Tel:+86 10 89512349 Fax: +86 10-89512339 mobile : 0086+13146411249 http://www.huasun-tech.com E-mail: sales@huasun-tech.com MSN:soft-led@live.cn skype: fisher201223

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uses for an old Soft Tub (soft sided hot tub)?

We have an old 4 person Soft Tub that is missing its motor (broken). The lining is not in very good shape but the exterior of the tub is ok. Any thoughts on projects/uses for the tub?

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is there a way to make a soft object hard (e.g. soft plastic)? Answered

Some thing that you could brush on and let it harden?

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What can I do with an old air soft gun? Answered

 I love air soft. So much, that I broke one of my guns. what could I do with it ?

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Soft Circuit Contest Is Open!!

Hey gang. The soft circuits contest is now open. There are awesome prizes so check it out!  https://www.instructables.com/contest/softcircuitcontest/

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soft modding help plz!?

When i turn on my xbox after soft mod it loads up as usual then the screen goes black ..or blank  ...this happens even when i try to run a game or dvd ...please help please

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How to soft mod xbox?

How do you soft mod a xbox with out using splinter cell is this possible. I want to mod my (normal) xbox so that i can copy games when i put them into the disk drive. Can i use a computer instead of a xbox memory stick. Is this possible?

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Android custom soft keyboard?

Android custom soft keyboard? I'm trying to create my own custom virtual keyboard for Android. Tackling small problems. Can someone help me? 1) How can I customize the colors, the shapes of the keys on a keyboard? 2) Can I change the font of the labels of the keys on the keyboard? 3) Can I put the icons instead of the characters on the popup when you long press? Here is my code: Thanks!

Question by tommyhansen 


Soft T-shirt transfers? Answered

I've seen a couple of vintage shops using really high quality transfers put on t-shirts to make them look old. (So the t-shirt and transfer look old and soft like a genuine vintage tee) The transfers you get in shops always end up feeling crispy and cheap, and looking glossy. Does anyone know where I can get decent transfers or an alternative method? (Not fabric paint!) Thanks! x

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The use of soft circuits in robotics

Sheets of touch sensitive material seem perfect for giving robots a "skin" of sorts. This could easily allow for something along the lines of a robot pet that can tell when it is being petted. It would also be useful for robot grippers, to allow the robot to hold on without applying too much force. With a layer of durable plastic between the circuit and the cloth, the robot could be made water resistant. Not really sure where else to take this, but I think touch sensitive, water proof skin (and also whiskers) would go a long way to making better robot dogs and cats, and probably other kinds of robots.

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Root Beer - Is there any way I can make a root beer beverage from scratch?

I am in a place that does not sell Root Beer or the syrup to make it so I want to try to make it on my own.  Any suggestions?

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Soft Circuit Contest Deadline Extended!

We are extending the deadline for entries for the Soft Circuit Contest until October 11th!!!!!!! Check our soft circuit channel and guide for ideas and inspiration. We have some great prizes brought to you by Fashioning Technology - a fun blog with excellent soft circuit tutorials and resources.

Topic by Carleyy 


Soft Circuit Contest - Deadline Approaching!!!

Get your entry for the Soft Circuit Contest in before the deadline: October 11th!!!!!!! Check our soft circuit channel and guide for ideas and inspiration. Prizes include Lilypad Arduinos and others brought to you by Fashioning Technology - a fun blog with excellent soft circuit tutorials and resources.

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Soft Circuit Contest Deadline Extended!

We are extending the deadline for entries for the Soft Circuit Contest until October 11th!!!!!!! Check our soft circuit channel and guide for ideas and inspiration. We have some great prizes brought to you by Fashioning Technology - a fun blog with excellent soft circuit tutorials and resources.

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Soft Circuit Contest - Next Week!

We are launching a Soft Circuit contest starting next week! Instructables has a great soft circuit channel  that will provide you will tons of inspiration.  Check out these other websites for tips, tools and ideas. Fashioning Technology Soft Circuit Saturday I Heart Switch Lilypond

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Soft toy/inflatable design software

Does anyone know of a way I can design my soft toy/sculpture/inflatable in 3d then print out the parts with software? Otherwise, how should I do this? Appreciate the help!

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How do I cook chicken to be really soft?

How do I make chicken really soft after cooking , like they do in chinese restaurants? It invariably becomes a bit hard. TIA :) Have a great day!

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How to make a 3D soft silicone iPhone 4S/5 case?

I was wondering if its possible to make a soft silicone iPhone 4S case at home? And how? What products would I use? I have a idea so it would look something like these. Thanks!!!!!!! 😜

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home made airsoft gun?

I am thinking about making a airsoft sniper tried looking on youtube and here but can't find anything does anybody have any ideas?

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Wires near a desk

I have a desk near my bed with the power strip on the other side of the desk. There's also my keyboard on the desk, so I have no problems in making the wires of my PC, phone, MP3 and 3DS chargers pass behind it so that they are hidden from view. I generally place my PC on the back of the keyboard and charge it, then everything else on top of either it or the keyboard. However, the things on the keyboard are quite ugly to the eye, while on the PC they clog. Also, it's always a pain to take the wire of the right charger (expecially in the dark), given that they are longer than the length of the desk, and if I roll them up they take up too much space. I was thinking of doing something to place those things on the side of the desk and fix the cables there. The problem is, I don't want to drill holes or anything like that, so I'm gonna stick with physics-fixed stuff or tape. What could I do that wouldn't be too bad to the eye?

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soft serial communication on Arduino Micro.

Hello all, I have a few Arduino Micro units, and need to connect them together (in a mesh network) so that every unit in it is interchangeable, meaning that any unit may be in connection with more than one unit. As the Master/Slave form is out of question at this stage (because any given unit cannot be both Master and Slave at the same time, of course) I decided to go for a simple serial communication. However the Arduino Micro units (and frankly none of the Arduinos) do not have sufficient serial pins and I was advised to use Soft Serial instead. I was looking into the pin out of the Arduino Micro but cannot quite figure out which pins I can use for the serial comm.; I need 4 to 6 serial communications. Any help is much appreciated, as the nature of the problem may not be changed. So I need to solve it as it is. Karim.

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how to make a air soft grenade.

I love airsoft but I have always wonderd how to make a airsoft grenade so pleas tell me some of your Idias or inventions.

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soft circuit- using conductive clay

Hi guys I saw an article on instructables awhile ago about creating conductive/ none conductive clad using simple chemical mix with rice flours, and i think they also post a video on using those clay making a simple toys wired motor and sensors. I was really excited by but the article but forgot to bookmark the page. Can someone point me to the url on this topic? Thanks in advance.

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Is it possible to modify a soft-power button?

I'm not sure if this is the correct place to post this (apologies if its not).... I have a small stereo receiver (Lepai S-60) that I use to power speakers in my kitchen and it works well, but the stereo requires that I press the power button on it or the remote every time I want to turn it on.  I was hoping to hook it up to a WeMo switch so that I could turn it on/off via Google Home, but the fact that its a soft power button means that even if the switch turns on or off, the radio doesn't remember what state it was in last. Is there a way to modify the circuit board so that the receiver is always on and thus, I could control it via the WeMo switch? Thanks in advance, Tim

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Air soft or BB gun help

Can someone please help me to make a easy, good ranged and reliable airsoft gun or bb gun with detailed trigger layout the bb and airsoft guns on instructables are great but i would like a gun with a higher range THANKS EVERYONE and please help

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Is Alumisol Soft Plastic food safe?

I'm looking to cast a fake monster tongue out of Alumisol Soft Plastic (Plastisol) for a costume. Obviously it will end up going in my mouth. I can't find any information anywhere about the food-safety of the solid compound. What I gather from the msds sheet is that it's non-toxic, but it's a little ambiguous. The retailer I asked couldn't find any information either. From what I can tell it's usually used to create soft rubber fishing lures, so I'd assume it's environmentally friendly with respect to not releasing toxins into the water, and its listed uses include special effects as well as medical reproductions (Of tissue). Has anyone used this type of plastisol in contact with food or the surface of your mouth before? All help is appreciated.

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Conductive thread overview

Syuzi over at Fashioning Technology has posted an excellent overview of the various conductive thread options available:http://www.fashioningtech.com/page/conductive-threadIt's an excellent reference. She promises a posting on fabric soon.

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Super 9 Airsoft Sniper Rifle Scope Help Please Answered

I recently purchased a Super 9 Airsoft Sniper Rifle off of airsplat.com This rifle doesnt come with a scope on it, and I was wondering if anyone could give a quick guide/description on how to do it. Thanks!

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Airsoft Fort?

I have an airsoft team and as sniper i always want to do a fort defend i want to have a good fort that we can stand on the roof (sniper tower) with a trench and others please submit ideas Also could you give me some blueprint websites to make it out on Pics welcome

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Soft Circuit Build Night 11/12

Instructables build night returns Thursday with a wonderful evening of fun for crafters and hackers alike. Oh yes. It is soft circuit build night! Bring whatever soft circuit project it is you are working on, thinking about working on or even not working. If you need inspiration, we will have a number of tools, soft circuit materials and supplies on hand. This is a great chance to meet and mingle with local makers. Share tips. Gossip. Canoodle (okay... maybe no canoodling). The event kicks off around 6:00 PM @ Remake Lounge Crocker Galleria 50 Post St. Suite San Francisco, CA (Ground level near Sutter St. Entrance!)

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What are some good instructables for learning how to make soft circuits and beginning soft circuit projects? Answered

I really want to start making soft circuits but don't know where to begin. I would appreciate it if someone could tell me some instructables that teach basic soft circuit skills. Thank you!

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Airsoft

How many of you have played around with something dangerous and want to share about it?

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Cotton Monster

Don't get these monsters confused with stuffed animals.  Created from the mind of artist Jennifer Strunge, these Cotton Monsters are intended to be soft sculptures for use by adults.  She uses recycled cotton and linens when forming these cuddly little monsters. Little Known Fact: The cotton monsters might seem like carnivorous animals, but they are actually vegetarians and their favorite food is broccoli!!

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There Should Be a Forum List For Airsoft

I belive there should be a seprate forum list for airsoft, just like there is for Art, Food, K'NEX, and others! If you agree comment +1!

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Songs you would listen anytime

You can share your "I'll listen anytime" songs or just any good song. I give you a song with the band's picture. Try and recognize it.(If possible, download it!) Album-Around the fur

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How to change a memory content

Hello! Ihave a singing toy for my little child and I want to change the content. I want to insert another melody, some different songs that my child loves a lot. How can I do?  There are little pcbs inside and I haven`t see any pin or microcontroller. Yhank you!

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pumatic airsoft gun help ? Answered

Ok so heres my situation. About 6 months ago I made my own pneumatic airlift sniper but even though I could get about 80 lbs of pressure stored up before I pulled my trigger my sniper only shot as far as my 300 fps gun. My question is why cuz I had a lot more force in my pneumatic sniper then my other gun and it doesn't seem to matter. My sniper was made of a metal nipple about 9 inches long and 2 inches in diameter. I then put a cap on one end and a reducing coupler on the other. I drilled a hole in the cap and inserted a valve that allowed me to attach the chamber to a bike pump. On the end with the reducer I then added a ball valve that worked as my trigger. After the ball valve was another reducing coupler that brought the size down from an inch to 1/2 an inch. Into this coupler I screwed a break line about 50 cm long(sorry about the unit change I don't remeber its length in inches) and it fit the bb very nicely. I also added a little contraption I made from paper clips that allowed the gun to be tired downward without the bb falling out. However I don't believe this was the problem as I fired the gun when their was just a wire across the back of my breakline ,to keep the bb from falling into the gun ,and the distance seemed the same. I made sure every connection before the ball valve was sealed well except that the gun did leak at a rate of 20 lbs for minute because of a bad connection with the valve that connected with the bike pump. If you need more info just say so in the comments but I don't have the gun with me right now so all i have to go off of is my memory. Thanks for your help I really appreciate it. : )

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home made air soft sniper rifle

Im workin on a home made airsoft sniper rifle any help or tips :P :D:O :) :( XD

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Is it Possible to Soft-Mod a xbox with a vista computer?

If so how? I have IDE and SATA drive slots, and the instructions on this website are pretty old.https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-softmod-your-xbox...for-FREE/

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Should there be any problem with soft-modding a Xbox with a vista computer?

Https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-softmod-your-xbox...for-FREE/

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Instructables Build Night: How to Make Soft Circuits

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 FloorSan Francisco, CA 94103 We hope to see you there!

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Connecting soft circuit sensors to a sound system?

I want to make a sensor that will cause a sound system to emit music. There are some 'ibles for making soft-circuit sensors, but I want to make it so that a speaker produces sounds when an object triggers a sensor. When somebody stands on this sensor, sound will come from a speaker. I don't have any experience with electronics but I can learn. Sorry if my explanation is repetitive.

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Airsoft swat Shield? Answered

I have an urban airsoft team and we want some more swat gear and i decided we'd get a shield well i need some help please and thanks

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