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  • admarschoonen commented on admarschoonen's instructable Simple E-textile Connector7 months ago
    Simple E-textile Connector

    Hi! We've used Elektrisola thread and we use it as bobbin thread as well on our embroidery machine. The top thread was a nylon based thread that would melt away when soldering; any nylon thread that was on top of the conductive thread would therefore melt away and leave more copper exposed to make contact with the tin and the connector leads.In addition to melting away the nylon top thread, the Elektrisola thread we use had a PU insulation layer which needed to be melted away as well. Both the insulation of the Elektrisola thread and the nylon top thread were melted away together while we were soldering the connector.The downside of this is indeed that part of it can come loose, but we found out that it is still very sturdy as the part that is melt away is very small, the connector itse...

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    Hi! We've used Elektrisola thread and we use it as bobbin thread as well on our embroidery machine. The top thread was a nylon based thread that would melt away when soldering; any nylon thread that was on top of the conductive thread would therefore melt away and leave more copper exposed to make contact with the tin and the connector leads.In addition to melting away the nylon top thread, the Elektrisola thread we use had a PU insulation layer which needed to be melted away as well. Both the insulation of the Elektrisola thread and the nylon top thread were melted away together while we were soldering the connector.The downside of this is indeed that part of it can come loose, but we found out that it is still very sturdy as the part that is melt away is very small, the connector itself is still fixated in the fabric and we usually add some textile glue to the solder joints.I've tried sticking the pins into the filaments of the thread but found that to be more difficult. The pins of the connector were way too blunt for that. I guess we could have used adjusted the machine to make stitches less tight, but that would also affect the rest of the embroidery, not just the part close to the connector.

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  • Bathroom Cabinet With Curved Doors

    Thanks! I've used 4 shelf brackets similar to these: http://www.toolstation.com/shop/Ironmongery/d170/S...I don't remember the size of the brackets any more, but I used 2 big ones for the round cabinet and 2 small ones for the small cabinet. The brackets were fixed against the wall and both cabinets have little slots in the back so they could just slide over. Add a few screws to prevent it sliding back and you're done.

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