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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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5 LED Blink Fast in Sequence

5 LED Blink Fast in Sequence

on29 October 2014 / in Blog, Electronics, How To

    New video can be viewed on The eTextile Lounge youTube channel. Arduino Code can be uploaded to ATtiny45 using the Arduino as ISP Tutorial. /*Five LED Blink Fast 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*/ // led is attached to pin int […]

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Halloween

Halloween

on17 October 2014 / in Blog, Embellishment, How To

  Happy Halloween Clara and Dante! Gather the Parts: Halloween themed patches from your local craft shop LEDs 3V CR2032 Coin Cell Battery Tape     Insert LEDs by stabbing a hole thru the patch with a large needle and slipping the LED leads thru the holes.     LED eyes!     Bring the positive LED leads together. Bring […]

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Mark LED polarity at the beginning of the project

Mark LED polarity at the beginning of the project

on20 August 2014 / in Blog, Hardware, How To, Sewing

At the beginning of a project I take a few moments to mark the polarity of my LED’s using nail polish, magic marker, or seed beads and then bending the metal lead into a specific shape. This helps my accuracy when sewing the LED’s into my eTextiles. I encourage you to take a few moments to do this as it […]

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Traveling with CUPro Conductive Paint

Traveling with CUPro Conductive Paint

on13 August 2014 / in Blog, How To, Workshop

CUPro paint from LessEMF in Albany New York is water based, therefore it is not a flammable substance and should be allowed as cargo on planes.   When I travel I print out TSA’s website for prohibited items indicating that there is no limit to the size of the container. I also print the CUPro paint data sheet again indicating […]

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Conductive Fabric Pressure Sensor

Conductive Fabric Pressure Sensor

on30 July 2014 / in Blog, eTextile, How To

  Using velostat and a non-woven conductive fabric you can craft a simple pressure sensor for wearable computing and eTextile projects.     Use the velostat as a semi-permiable layer between two pieces of conductive fabric to create an interactive switch. Insert this basic pressure switch along either the negative or the positive trace then push it to complete the […]

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Flower Dri

Flower Dri

on29 July 2014 / in Blog, How To, Projects

  How to make an illuminated centerpiece with fresh flowers, thru hole LEDs, and 3V coin cell batteries.     Gather supplies: fresh flowers thru hole LEDs 3V coin cell batteries tape Flower Dri silica gel scissors tupperware sieve   Insert LED thru a fresh cut flower.   Use flowers that accentuate the LED such as a cleome or dahlias. […]

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Frays and Whiskers

Frays and Whiskers

on03 April 2014 / in Blog, eTextile, How To

    Short circuits in eTextiles are frequently caused by conductive thread frays and whiskers. Select your conductive thread carefully to minimize the risks. When sewing traces that are in close proximity I use a small diameter and well plied thread such as Mitsifuji. When the traces have an inch or more space between them, as when connecting LEDs, I […]

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Arduino Breadboard Blink 5 LEDs in Sequence

Arduino Breadboard Blink 5 LEDs in Sequence

on27 March 2014 / in Blog, Electronics, Hardware, How To

  How to set up a breadboard circuit for ATtiny45 to blink five LEDs in sequence.     BREADBOARD CONNECTIONS ATtiny Pin 0 to LED positive (signal, white) ATtiny VCC (+) to power positive (+, red) ATtiny GND (-) to power negative (-, black) LED negative to resistor (breadboard connection) Resistor to negative power (-, black) repeat for Pin 1, […]

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How to Indicate Polarity on Conductive Thread Traces

How to Indicate Polarity on Conductive Thread Traces

on20 March 2014 / in eTextile, How To, Sewing, Textile

  Sew traces with conductive thread and red or black bobbin threads to indicate the electrical polarity. Adjust the tension allowing the bobbin thread to pull thru to the fashion fabric so that the polarity is easily determined. Reverse side of the fabric clearly shows the bobbin thread. Keep bobbins wound and ready for action.  

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