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LED Dance Glove: Get the Party Started with Your Own Interactive Light Show. Abstract Have you ever seen clothing with built-in lights?

LED Dance Glove: Get the Party Started with Your Own Interactive Light Show

This might sound like something out of a science-fiction movie, but electronic textiles (or e-textiles for short) really exist. Instead of using hard surfaces for circuits (like what goes inside your computer or cell phone), e-textiles weave electrical parts like batteries, wires, and lights directly into clothing that you can wear to make the clothing do fun, interesting things like light up, respond to sound, or even serve medical purposes (like a shirt that monitors heart rate and breathing patterns). In this science project, you will build a light-up "dance glove" that you can use to put on your very own light show!

Objective Design and build an LED glove. Credits Ben Finio, PhD, Science Buddies SparkFun® is a registered trademark of SparkFun Electronics.Nintendo Entertainment System®, Super Nintendo Entertainment System®, and Nintendo 64® are registered trademarks of Nintendo. Cite This Page MLA Style Science Buddies Staff. Using the LilyPad LilyTwinkle board. Using the LilyPad LilyTwinkle board Skill Level: Beginner by Dia | September 27, 2012 | 10 comments Twinkle, Twinkle, Little LED The LilyPad LilyTwinkle and LilyTiny boards are a great stepping stone between simple circuits and Arduino circuits.

Using the LilyPad LilyTwinkle board

Both boards will allow you to practice building microcontroller circuits without requiring that you provide your own code. Requirements Here's all the parts you'll need to follow along: The Tiny boards, much like traditional Arduino boards, take power from a power supply and then regulate what other connected devices it goes to. *Before we start, I want to discuss, just briefly, the difference between the micro LEDs and the regular ones.

I'll be using a painted and screen-printed canvas for my project, but this circuit will work just as well elsewhere- it's a very easy way to add some sparkle to a shirt! Sewing it Together. LDK Experiment 1: Lighting Up a Basic Circuit. Introduction Welcome to your first e-textiles circuit!

LDK Experiment 1: Lighting Up a Basic Circuit

We’ll be going using the LilyPad Design Kit to create all of the examples in this tutorial series. If you’ve never sewn before or never worked with electronics, you’re in the right place. This is a very simple project, with only two traces and two components to lay down. Suggested Reading Here are a few related tutorials that you might like to browse: Gather Materials These are all of the parts you’ll need to complete this circuit. A Book Might! (bookmark/booklight)

A bookmark that also acts as book light!

A Book Might! (bookmark/booklight)

Put the baby kangaroo into mama kangaroo's pouch to turn the light on. The bookmark is soft and malleable, it can be shaped to form an arch over your book illuminating the pages evenly. I have used many book lights, and have never been satisfied with any of them. Some are too bright and light the entire room. Others get hot and smell like burning plastic. Sew a Soft Circuit Touch Sensor. Let us sew a circuit that responds to touch.

Sew a Soft Circuit Touch Sensor

This tutorial shows how to make a Soft Circuit Touch Sensor. When pressure is applied to the sensor an LED lights up due to the variable "touch" pressure. level: beginner. You will need basic sewing skills, and will learn basic electronic circuit. fabric base. new, used, or fused recycled plastic fabric from our technique on Instructables ! Conductive fabric. copper taffeta from Less EMF conductive thread. Foam. recycled from packing materials embroidery thread. 3v coin cell battery. Battery holder. Sew LEDs into your Project! It is really easy to include LEDs in your soft circuit project.

Sew LEDs into your Project!

For this I used a low-resistance conductive thread, from the lovely Lynne Bruning, some pliers, two sewing needles, and a bunch of green LEDs. Begin by coiling the leads of your LEDs with pliers, remember that the cathode of your LED has a flat indent on it. Soft-circuit LED Bracelet. Sewing Simple Circuits. Made with Code + Sew Electric. Now that you’ve experienced the power of code through Made with Code, there are so many other things to try.

Made with Code + Sew Electric

Learning to code opens up a world of physical things to craft too. Sew Electric will teach you how to use coding to make your own unique interactive clothing, accessories, and plushies. If you’re interested in art, crafts, or making things, these projects are for you! With Sew Electric, you’ll learn how to make a glowing bookmark and a bracelet with lights that flicker like fireflies. When you’re ready for more, you’ll learn to make a plush monster that sings when you hold its hands, along with a magical fabric piano. Getting Started. Soft circuite. JV booklet_Unit2.pdf. Twinkling wristcuff.