These three eTextile circuits use the same hardware to create a light sensing circuit. The first two example uses seed beads to insulate the conductive thread and add an aesthetic twist to standard electronic hardware. While the final circuit uses electrical tape, conductive paint, conductive thread, conductive tape, and a lot of ingenuity to connect the […]Read more ›
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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 […]Read more ›
Change up the aesthetics of your blink and bling with these square light emitting diodes. They’re great for weaving! Two of the leads will be positive and two negative. You’ll be able to identify this by looking at the top of the LED. Mark the positive terminals with a dab of paint or a magic marker to help […]Read more ›
You’ve purchased a quart of conductive paint, pried the can open, and now you’re wondering how to use it? Not to worry! All you need is a piston syringe to transfer the paint from the can to a squeeze bottle of your choosing. I found these 60 cc syringes on Amazon. The least expensive option is a […]Read more ›
Sometimes your tools just don’t work. When I receive a new shipment of jumper wires I randomly test them for continuity. Even reputable shops sometimes get a shipment with duds. Save yourself frustration and time by testing your tools before you begin prototyping. Set your multimeter to audible continuity and place a probe at each end of […]Read more ›