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Video Tutorials - How to DIY

How to Make a Pressure Sensor

26 January 2014

    How to use conductive thread, conductive fabric and velostat make a DIY pressure sensor for eTextile, soft circuit, and wearable computing projects. conductive fabric and velostat from LessEMF     

How to Make a Pressure Sensor

How To Weave with Conductive Thread and LEDs – Starlight eTextile Table Runner

19 October 2012

  Dazzle your dinner guests with twinkling lights in this easy-to-weave e-textile runner. This is a video tutorial for working with the electronic components of the weaving. For complete directions, including the weaving draft, please see the November/December 2012 issue of Handwoven for Lynne Bruning’s original article and the weaving instructions. Handwoven Magazine November/December 2012 download PDF from Handwoven For more […]

How To Weave with Conductive Thread and LEDs – Starlight eTextile Table Runner

What is Conductive Thread?

29 June 2012

    Conductive thread is used to fabricate soft, flexible, and washable electronic circuits. When tested with a multimeter conductive thread will display continuity and resistance. For eTextile projects select a thread with a resistance as close to zero as possible. Do not purchase conductive thread from a vendor that does not state the resistance in ohms/feet.   For more […]

What is Conductive Thread?

How to Select Conductive Thread

22 February 2012

  How I select a conductive thread for a specific wearable tech or eTextile project. Resistance, Aesthetics, Delivery Method. eTextiles: Conductive Thread Comparison v1 10 January 2012 – YouTube eTextiles: Conductive Thread Comparison v2 24 January 2012 – YouTube For more How to DIY eTextiles, soft circuits, and wearable computing please visit the eTextile Lounge youTube channel.  

How to Select Conductive Thread

How to Select Conductive Fabric

21 February 2012

  How to Select a conductive fabric that will support your wearable computing project’s circuitry and aesthetics. Sources: LessEMF Fabrics References: How To Get What You Want a website maintained by Pulsea. For more How to DIY eTextiles, soft circuits, and wearable computing please visit the eTextile Lounge youTube channel.  

How to Select Conductive Fabric

My STABBY Valentine

15 February 2012

My Stabby Valentine is a simple no-sew textile Valentine with a surprise. A layered switch is created with conductive fabric, insulating felt, an LED, a 3V battery. Activate the Valentine by stabbing it with a metal straight pin. For more How to DIY eTextiles, soft circuits, and wearable computing please visit the eTextile Lounge youTube channel.

My STABBY Valentine

Beaded Hardware

12 February 2012

  How to use beads to create aesthetically pleasing resistors and LEDs. This process not only adds beauty it helps protect and insulate your hardware. For more How to DIY eTextiles, soft circuits, and wearable computing please visit the eTextile Lounge youTube channel.  

Beaded Hardware

Conductive Thread Comparisons v. 2

25 January 2012

    Use a multimeter to test a variety of conductive thread and conductive fabric for continuity and resistance. Esty vendors aajan29, Urbanstein and OhmSpun as well as Mitsifuji and some unknown manufacturers products are tested for use in wearable computing eTextile prototypes. Lady Ada Tutorial on Continuity on Adafruit’s Website Lady Ada Tutorial on Resistance on Adafruit’s Website PDF […]

Conductive Thread Comparisons v. 2

Conductive Thread Comparisons v.1

06 January 2012

  Use a multimeter to test a variety of conductive thread and conductive fabric for continuity and resistance. Silverell, Spun Stainless Steel, Urbanstein, Copper Tape, LessEMF Taffeta, and Bekaert Stainless Steel products are tested for use in wearable computing prototypes. Lady Ada Tutorial on Continuity on Adafruit’s Website Lady Ada Tutorial on Resistance on Adafruit’s Website PDF of these conductive […]

Conductive Thread Comparisons v.1

Leather Touch Screen Gloves

05 December 2011

  Keep your hand warm while using smart phone touch screens by adding conductive thread to the tips of your favorite winter gloves! SUPPLIES: 4 ply conductive thread from Less EMF John James Chenille Needle Size 24 from Lacis website. Dritz 5″ Doll Making Needle Gloves — yours! For more How to DIY eTextiles, soft circuits, and wearable computing please […]

Leather Touch Screen Gloves

How to Sew a Maxbotix Range Finder to your Project

10 November 2011

  How to sew a Maxbotix Ultrasonic Ranger finder to your eTextile project using Mitsufuji thread and a size 4 Between handsewing needle. Use this method for adding sensors to your wearable computing projects such as this Haptic Cane for the Blind, Bats Have Feelings Too! SUPPLIES: Maxbotix Ultr-Sonic Range Finder from Maxbotix. Mitsufuji Conductive Thread – no longer available […]

How to Sew a Maxbotix Range Finder to your Project

How to Sew Thru-Hole LEDs and Resistors to Fabric

06 November 2011

View my complete my how-to sew eTextiles and FashionTech series.

How to Make LED Sequins

06 November 2011

  How to make sewable electronic sequins from thru hole LEDs, resistors, and other computer parts to craft eTextiles, soft circuits, and wearable computing projects.   How to Make LED Sequins –  English Transcript PDF    

How to Make LED Sequins

How to Sew Aniomagic’s LED Rhinestones

06 November 2011

Tips and tricks on how to hand sew LED sequins and pre-fabricated surface mount LED boards, such as Aniomagic’s Sparkle LED’s, to fabric to create eTextile, soft circuit, and wearable computing DIY projects. When sewing electronic hardware use a conductive thread with a small diameter and a small gauge needle. This combination will allow you to feed the conductive thread […]

How to Sew Aniomagic’s LED Rhinestones

How to Hand Sew a Running Stitch

06 November 2011

    The basic running stitch is an easy way to hand sew eTextile, soft circuits, and wearable computing projects. This video will share with you how to master this basic sewing method.  

How to Hand Sew a Running Stitch

eTextile Paraphernalia

15 March 2011

  This video is for the eTextile novice that wants to know what they should have in their kit of parts. I list eTextile hardware, software and misc. paraphernalia I use to create wearable computers, soft circuits and conductive fabrics. http://lbruning.com Join me on Tuesday evenings for the global eTextile hackerspace meetings. at lbruning on USTREAM for eTextile innovations, tips, […]

eTextile Paraphernalia

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The Embroidery Continues

The Embroidery Continues

on12 December 2014 / in Blog, Electronics, LED, Studio

 

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Embroidery and An LED

Embroidery and An LED

on10 December 2014 / in Blog, Electronics, LED, Studio

 

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Coffee?

Coffee?

on03 December 2014 / in Blog, Electronics, Studio

  Yes please!    

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Returning to the Buzzer Circuit

Returning to the Buzzer Circuit

on01 December 2014 / in Blog, Electronics

  I didn’t solve this circuit prototype the first time.     So I’m back at it again!    

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Workbench

Workbench

on28 November 2014 / in Blog, Studio

  Holiday or no holiday the workbench keeps on prototyping!    

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DigiKey Ribbon Cable Connector

DigiKey Ribbon Cable Connector

on19 November 2014 / in Electronics, Hardware, Reviews

  A no-sew conductive trace can be assembled by using Flat Flexible Connectors (FFC) and a conductive ribbon. Simple. Durable. Cost effective.   This conductive ribbon is from Fabrick in 100+ yard orders and has three conductive traces woven into the ribbon.   The FFC is available from DigiKey: Male 609-2178-ND Female 609-2160-ND   Please note that in this example […]

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The Anatomy of a Coin Cell Battery

The Anatomy of a Coin Cell Battery

on14 November 2014 / in Blog, Electronics, Hardware

  I use 3V coin cell batteries in many of my eTextile and paper computing projects. They’re small, easy to use, and effectively power multiple LEDs. In general the negative terminal is the underside, unmarked, and has a dotted textured surface. While the positive side will be marked with a + symbol. These CR2032, as with the design of most […]

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5 LED Fade Slow in Sequence

5 LED Fade Slow in Sequence

on12 November 2014 / in Blog, Electronics, Hardware, How To

New video on The eTextile Lounge youTube channel!. You can also watch this on the eTextile Lounge youTube channel. Arduino Code can be uploaded to ATtiny45 using the Arduino as ISP Tutorial. /*Five LED Fade Slow in SEQUENCE*/ /*Arduino Uno v.1.0.3 as ISP for Atmel ATtiny45 internal 8MHz clock*/ /*using software PWM*/ /*14 Ocotber 2014*/ /*lynne bruning for The eTextile […]

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Easy Sew Parallel Traces

Easy Sew Parallel Traces

on07 November 2014 / in Blog, eTextile, How To, Sewing

  Speed up the creation of your electronic traces by using a double needle on your home sewing machine to sew parallel traces!   Needle size from left to right: 2mm size 90 3mm size 90 4mm size 90 6mm size 100     The resistance of an 8 inch trace using a top conductive thread from Mitsifuji is 14 […]

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5 LED Blink Slow in Sequence

5 LED Blink Slow in Sequence

on05 November 2014 / in Blog, Electronics, How To

    New video on The eTextile Lounge youTube channel!. Arduino Code can be uploaded to ATtiny45 using the Arduino as ISP Tutorial   /*FIVE LED Blink Slow in Sequence*/ /*Arduino Uno v.1.0.3 as ISP for Atmel ATtiny45 internal 8MHz clock*/ /*14 Ocotber 2014*/ /*lynne bruning for The eTextile Lounge*/ /*http://etextilelounge.com*/ int led1 = 0; int led2 = 1; int […]

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