Sewn_circuits.pdf. LED Robot Quiet Book Page | Imagine Our Life. Quiet books, welcome to the 21st century! I’ve wanted to create a robot page ever since I learned what a quiet book is. I’m very glad I waited so long to really think it through, because I learned about e-sewing. E sewing is using special electronic components and conducive thread to create interactive textile projects.
In simple terms? Push a button and my robot lights up!! E-sewing is easy, but you have to make your circuits just right, or it will not work. This page can certainly be made without the electronic components. My supply list: LilyPad Coin Cell Battery Holder $5LilyPad Button Board $1.50LilyPad LEDs (set of 5 – I chose red) $5Conducive Thread $3Coin Cell Battery $2Sew-on Snaps (I used size 1. 2 8-packs should do it)Felt – many colors!
The Body Start out with your body squares. For each of the next steps you will need to thread a large-eye needle with a length of conducive thread. Next we need to create half of a second circuit for the head LEDs. Robot Head 1 Robot Head 2. Introducing the LilyPad Design Kit! Congratulations on your LilyPad Design Kit! The LDK has been carefully designed to walk you through the hurdles of getting started with e-textiles. If you don’t know how to sew, you should have a solid grounding by the time you finish these 6 experiments. If you don’t know anything about electronics, we’ll have you building microcontroller circuits in no time!
Don’t know either? BUCKLE UP and let’s do this thing! The kit is divided into six experiments, so you’ll learn in six easy steps, with lots of links to explain sewing and electronics terminology and basic concepts. It’s easy to divide up into bite-sized lessons, or you can power right through the whole thing!
The circuits are shown alone, without any projects to obscure the circuit or limit your creativity, but every circuit shown has boundless potential for fun projects! Insulation Techniques for e-Textiles. Favorited Favorite 1 Introduction This tutorial introduces five different methods for insulating conductive thread traces in an e-textile project. All the materials used in these methods can be found at your local craft or hobby store and require no specialized tools.
Why Insulate? Conductive thread acts like uninsulated wire, which makes it great for sewing components together, but once a project is finished, the movement of fabric can let some pieces of thread accidentally touch. When working with conductive thread, make sure to pay special attention to insulating any power and ground lines so that they don’t short out your battery.
Insulating stitches, once a project is complete, adds protection from potential short circuits created by movement, folding, or contact with conductive surfaces, as well as adding an extra barrier during wear and tear or washing. Suggested Reading Before You Begin Project Prep Use this checklist to make sure your project is ready to be insulated: Materials Needed: HOW TO GET WHAT YOU WANT. Welcome to the KOBAKANT DIY Wearable Technology Documentation Workshops least likely scenario This workshop is part of a course at the Ernst Busch Hochschule in Berlin. It is only open to students in the departments of Spiel&&Objekt. Workshops soft sensors for soft bodies FURTHER_READING_WATCHING_LISTENING_ Elektronische Textilien als Material und Werkzeug_ Hannah Perner-Wilson, Irene Posch, 2020 “Welche Fasern leiten Strom?
Workshops connecting bubbles This semester, we are sitting in a strange bubble at home. Sensors 6 really wearable sensors The textile sensors on our website are often not designed to be manipulated with your hands. Workshops soft interactive technologies This workshop is a part of a course at the Art Academy Weissensee Berlin. Workshops ETextile Adventures This workshop is part of a course at the Ernst Busch Hochschule in Berlin. Sensors Sole Sensing Rather simple way of making insoles with 3 pressure sensors located at different pressure points of the foot on the ground. Sensors. Your solution provider for smart fabrics and interactive textiles. ElectroPUFF Craft Kit. Discover the magic of electronics textiles! Make your own ElectroPUFF Lamp Dimmer with this fun, easy and educational craft kit.
The ElectroPUFF Lamp Dimmer is a soft, whimsical pompom that controls any incandescent table lamp with just a gentle tap. By combining colorful recycled carpet fibers with special conductive yarns that sense your touch, you'll create a truly unique object that's as much fun to make as it is to use! •Fun & easy for everyone! Our patented electronic textile technology is the magic behind the ElectroPUFF. Download Product Specs / Installation Instructions [PDF] Joy Slippers Version 2. These slippers have 4 analog pressure sensors embedded. They can be used to feed Up, Down, Left and Right values into your computer replacing your mouse, joystick... Visit the JoySlippers website >> This Instructable improves upon the previous version It will show you how to make a pair of Joy Slippers, connect them to an Arduino physical computing platform and run a Processing application that will allow you to draw with your feet, as seen in the following video.
The resistance range of the pressure sensors depends a lot on the initial pressure. The next step (for me) is to find better applications for the Joy Slippers. For more videos visit the YouTube Joy Slippers playlist For more pictures visit the Flickr Joy Slipperes Materials The materials that you will need are simple, but it's probably not all stuff you have lying around your house. Conductive Fabric. Soft Circuit Saturdays Tutorials. LED and Fiber Optic Lighting by Wiedamark - Fiber Optic End Glow. Learn.adafruit. Easy EL Wire Projects. "Easy EL Wire Projects" gives you the complete step-by-step instructions for 10 different projects to light up your wardrobe. Easily make your own electroluminescent hat, backpack, costume and much more. All projects come from Instructables.com, are written by our creative community, and contain pictures for each step so you can easily make these yourself.
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Laura Khalil Editor, Instructables.com. How-To videos for eTextiles, soft circuits and wearable computing. How to sew an electronic circuit. Lightwings: Fiber Optic Fairy Wings. LED and Fiber Optic Lighting by Wiedamark - Fiber Optic Cable. Beginning Soft Circuits. Knit a Working Circuit Board. For this instructable, I'll demonstrate how to knit circuitry, using a simple LED circuit as an example. The instructions assume you already know how to knit, solder, and wire up LEDs. (If you need to brush up on those skills, there are great tutorials all over the web.) Introduction After discovering e-textiles through websites like Kobakant's How To Get What You Want, I became fascinated with textile methods for electronics, and started experimenting with the circuit possibilities in knitting and knitting machines.
Eventually I developed a method to "print" circuit boards on my knitting machine, with materials that are inexpensive, easily available, and solderable. The method works with both traditional electronic components and with e-textile components. Disclaimer #1: Wearables made with this method are not intended for rough handling.
Disclaimer #2: Solder is toxic. Disclaimer #3: Some readers have expressed concern about lead from the solder leaching through fabric. Materials LEDs. Make Your Own E-Textile Arduino Board. The ATtiny85 chip is a simple $2 way to get into Arduino. It's the basis of low-cost microcontrollers like the Digispark, the Picoduino, the Trinket, and for e-textiles, the Gemma, and the LilyTiny. These off-the-shelf boards are brilliantly designed and great for one-offs. If, however, you need a bunch (or you're feeling crafty), you can make your own wearable board. Materials: Stripboard (aka veroboard) Solder Chip - ATTiny85. Chip socket - 8 pin Tools: Dremel with cutting wheel (or a box cutter) Clamps Soldering workstation (soldering iron, safety goggles, fume extractor, tip cleaner, etc.)
Programming shield for ATTiny85 Chip extractor tool. LED Earrings. Bluetooth Glove: Version 3.0. 10 Fabulous and Fashionable Wearable Projects from Becky Stern. LED Shoe Clips. Step #3: PrevNext Gently singe the edges to prevent fraying. Step #5: Fold remaining circles into wedges and compile in a stack with the illuminated wedges evenly distributed in the ruffle stack. Step #6: Be sure both longer positive leads are facing the same side of the stack, and stitch the fabric in place with plain thread. Step #8: Start the soft battery holder with a piece of felt shaped to double over the coincell battery. Step #9: Using two pieces of conductive thread, sew a pad at the center of each felt circle with leads hidden in the felt sprouting from one outer side.
Step #11: Stitch the ruffle assembly to the top of the battery holder with standard thread. Step #12: Stitch the remaining tails of conductive thread to connect with their respective polarity leads of the LEDs.Stitch the positive thread to both positive LED leads, and stitch the negative thread to the negative leads. Step #14: Stick a paperclip in the back of the battery holder and clip onto your shoe! Step #15: PROJECTS. An exploration into the possibilities for individual construction and customization of the most ubiquitous of electronic devices, the cellphone. … more Electronic Popables Electronic Popables is an interactive pop-up book that sparkles, sings, and moves.
The book integrates traditional pop-up mechanisms with thin, flexible, paper-based electronics and the result is a book that … more Codeable Objects Codeable Objects is a library for Processing that enables novice coders, designers and artists to rapidly design, customize and construct an artifact using geometric computation and digital fabrication The programming … more Self-folding Origami Paper A first-step toward origami robotics, I/O paper is a pair of origami papers in which the red (controller) paper senses how it is being folded and the white (output) paper … more Kit-of-No-Parts The Kit-of-No-Parts is an approach to crafting electronics rather than designing discrete components.
DressCode Computational Textiles Curriculum. SEW ELECTRIC | DIY PROJECTS THAT COMBINE FABRIC, ELECTRONICS AND PROGRAMMING. The 10 Most Amazing Electronic Clothes Of the Century. Computers? Clothes? What's the difference? Let’s face it, without the technology you use everyday you’d be pretty stuck. No automatic coffee pot, no iPhone, no GPS helping you crash your car. How would you even make it to the office? Not satisfied with the death grip they have on you now, scientists and designers the world over are finding new ways to integrate technology into every part of your life.
Need to make a big impression at a formal event? Why buy computerized clothing when you can make your own? Kanjun Qie from MIT Media Lab made a really cool sound-producing hoodie called the Soundie. Not useful enough? For those of us with a little electronics know-how the Arduino Lilypad is definitely a great option to make some kick-ass electronic-wear. Sports injuries can take years to overcome, and when you’re a professional athlete they can cost you a lot more than time. Also by Cute Circuit, the Hug Shirt stands on a basic premise: we all want to reach out and touch someone. Knit a Working Circuit. Forget about circuit boards and start thinking about circuit stitches with this illuminating tutorial by electronic art professor Jesse Seay on how to knit your own circuitry. …I developed a method to “print” circuit boards on my knitting machine, with materials that are inexpensive, easily available, and solderable.
The method works with both traditional electronic components and with e-textile components. And while I use a knitting machine for rapid production, the materials should work fine for hand knitters. As Seay explains in the introduction, this tutorial assumes that you already know how to knit and shows you how to integrate wiring into your knitting by design a knitting pattern that will allow you to make connections between electronic components, just like an ordinary circuit board.
Once you get the hang of it, it’s fun to turn “traditional” circuit designs into knitted circuit designs.[...] Related. How Wearable Technology Works" For most people, fun is the hook that makes new technology worth investigating. Wearable technology promises entertainment galore. Video games are bigger than ever, with cinematic appeal and wow-inducing special effects. Still, the games would be more immersive with more life-like control systems.
That's what the PrioVR plans to deliver. Depending on the model, you'll attach between eight and 17 inertial sensors to your body. As you play a game, the sensors correlate your real-life movements to your on-screen character. Wearable cameras are nothing new; mountain bikers, parachutists and other adventuresome souls have been using them for years. Desperate to improve your baseball, golf or tennis swing? Most wearables aren't quite ready for prime time, though. Arduino LilyPad for Clothing. Overview The LilyPad Arduino is a microcontroller board designed for wearables and e-textiles. It can be sewn to fabric and similarly mounted power supplies, sensors and actuators with conductive thread. The board is based on the ATmega168V (the low-power version of the ATmega168) (datasheet) or the ATmega328V (datasheet).
The LilyPad Arduino was designed and developed by Leah Buechley and SparkFun Electronics. Downloads Schematic: LilyPad_schematic_v18.pdf EAGLE (CAD) Files: LilyPad_Board_v18.zip Summary Warning: Don't power the LilyPad Arduino with more than 5.5 volts, or plug the power in backwards: you'll kill it. Programming The LilyPad Arduino can be programmed with the Arduino software (download). The ATmega168V or ATmega328V on the Arduino LilyPad comes preburned with a bootloader that allows you to upload new code to it with the Arduino software.
Power The LilyPad Arduino can be powered via the USB connection or with an external power supply. Physical Characteristics Washability. Clothing Gets Computerized. Soft Circuit Saturdays Tutorials. Basic Electronics - Videos. Soft Circuits.