The best sounding eTextile speaker design has been a coil of conductive thread glued to a silk disc. So far that is….
Using conductive thread I stitched a few speaker coils into a plant in my garden. Now I must listen closely……
Using my Nexus 5 and a travel speaker circuitboard to test three different eTextile speaker options.
Winding bobbins of Mitsifuju onto sewing machine bobbins for use at PIF Camp in Slovenia.
I secured the yellow beaded speaker to a piece of white silk organza with Heat Bond. This is an iron adhesive that you can purchase at your local fabric store.
In order to use Syscom Metal Clad threads on my home sewing machine I had to wind them onto some empty spools. Super sexy copper, silver, and nickel conductive thread!
I liberated a sound circuit from a mini travel speaker and connected it a conductive thread speaker coil. Detail of eTextile speaker and magnet.
Winding conductive thread in a coil to create an eTextile speaker on a black light reactive hand-painted silk disc.
Nine conductive thread speaker coil sampler pressed and ready to frame.
Testing Testing Testing
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