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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Sparkly Bracelet

I have had the book Fashioning Technology: A DIY Intro to Smart Crafting for several years but haven't got any further than looking and dreaming.  Then burda easy Spring/Summer 2015 mentioned the 21st Century Fashion Kit from sparkfun.com and I thought that looks interesting, checked out the website and ended up looking at LilyPad sewable electronics.  I found the sparkly bracelet tutorial on the sew electric website which looked nice and easy and found a New Zealand supplier for the components. And here is the result.
The Front

The back - very boring
 Here it is in action:
video

Components:
  • Conductive thread
  • 4 x LilyPad LED Yellow
  • LilyPad Coin Cell Battery Holder - Switched
  • LilyTiny
  • Coin Cell battery CR2032
I ordered them from nicegear.co.nz  It is easy to use these components, the hardest part was deciding on a design and fitting all the connections in. I still have some components left to use in another bracelet and then I'm coming to try something more complicated.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Chinese Thread Book

 My first try at making a Chinese Thread Book using the tutorial from Paper Kawaii.