Lolwa Hassan Jamal made an eTextile lighthouse from conductive thread, ATtiny45 and a craft tech pressure sensor of conductive fabric and velostat. AWESOME! view on youtube By pressing on the light house door the user activates the LEDs to flicker. She made this three days after being introduced to an LED and 3V battery. I am so impressed!! I […]Read more ›
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On our last day we sprinted to the finish line completing our projects, setting up the final display wall and cleaning up the library. LED Hat by ____________________ Paper Corset with LEDs by _____ Hisham completed his handweaving with conductive thread and 10mm LEDs. ______ lent her talented hands for the detail work. The Ladies created […]Read more ›
By Day 4 we were all in the creative spirit with our own projects, sharing our new techniques with each other and teaching the interested bystander on how to use conductive thread to make a basic LED circuit. See one. Do one. Teach one. The M2’s made a glowing pillow! While Hisham worked on needle felting and integrating Maxbotix’s […]Read more ›
By Day 3 the eTextile and paper computing participants were well on their way to creating their own projects. In the morning I introduced the entire group to the ATtiny45 micro-controllers as a ways to activate the LEDs to blink and fade. While some chose to stick with basic LED circuits with textile or paper embellishments at least half the group […]Read more ›
On Day 2 the challenge began with making a circuit using 5 LEDs. Participants quickly learned that multiple colors of LEDs compete for power. Red LEDs dominate all other colors, but occasionally other colors can work together. To be on the safe side, they began making multiple circuits to separate the colors. Hand sewn and embroidered multi-colored Star overlays by […]Read more ›
The first day we were together in the library space at Mathaf we created basic LED circuits using Bare Conductive Paint, copper tape and conductive thread. Basic LED Circuit Thru this simple exercise everyone learned that copper tape is a fast, easy and forgiving electrical conduit. That conductive paint is fun and organic but takes time to dry before […]Read more ›
How to get an eTextile workshop of electronic novices off to a solid start? Be prepared. Very. Very. Prepared. Start with a basic LED circuit. Add some colour!!! Make enough LED circuit badges for everyone. First day of the workshop we will add 3V battery and an LED sewn in place with conductive thread. I can’t wait to see their […]Read more ›