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eBaked Holiday Gingerbread House

eBaked Holiday Gingerbread House

on19 December 2012 / in Conductive, Hardware, How To, Projects

A super simple, educational and tasty method to illuminate the long winter solistice night. Complete DIY How-To instructions are on my Instructibles page. Make a Paper Prototype and mark the electronic circuits   Gather supplies   Cut the gingerbread according to the paper pattern   Include the conductive thread and LEDs   Test the LEDs with a 3V coin cell […]

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Starlight eTextile Table Runner

Starlight eTextile Table Runner

on19 October 2012 / in How To, Projects

  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 […]

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What is Conductive Thread?

What is Conductive Thread?

on29 June 2012 / in Conductive

    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 […]

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How to Thread a Needle

on17 April 2012 / in Conductive, How To, Sewing

How to thread a needle with conductive thread for hand sewing eTextile, wearable computing and fashion technology projects.

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Paint Covering Conductive Thread

Paint Covering Conductive Thread

on21 March 2012 / in Conductive, Embellishment, How To

  Apply conductive thread to fabric by using fabric paint. This method not only adheres the thread to the fabric it supports your design aesthetic and protects the circuitry of your wearable tech or eTextile project. How to DIY Instructable about Painting Conductive Thread Circuits For more How to DIY eTextiles, soft circuits, and wearable computing please visit the eTextile […]

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How to create FabriCables

How to create FabriCables

on19 March 2012 / in Conductive, Embellishment, How To, Sewing

Add decorative flair, insulate electrical connections, and protect the conductive thread from the environment by creating FabriCables from ribbon and conductive thread. For more How to DIY eTextiles, soft circuits, and wearable computing please visit the eTextile Lounge youTube channel.

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Needle Felting with Conductive Roving

Needle Felting with Conductive Roving

on28 February 2012 / in Conductive, Embellishment, How To

    Use conductive roving and wool roving microfibers with traditional needle felting techniques to create stylish eTextile sensors for eTextile. soft circuit, and wearable technology projects. DIY Step by Step Instructable  

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How to Select Conductive Thread

How to Select Conductive Thread

on22 February 2012 / in Conductive, How To

  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.  

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How to Select Conductive Fabric

How to Select Conductive Fabric

on21 February 2012 / in Conductive, How To

  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.  

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Sewing Machines and Conductive Thread

Sewing Machines and Conductive Thread

on21 February 2012 / in Conductive, How To, Sewing

    How to use conductive thread with your home sewing machine. Which conductive threads are best used for a top thread, bottom thread and couching. How to adjust your bobbin casing tension to allow for a free even flow of a 4 ply conductive thread. For more How to DIY eTextiles, soft circuits, and wearable computing please visit the […]

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