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Wearable Art Connection
May 20 – 21, 2017

 Inspiration

Interactive light painting by Pu Gong Ying TU: painting: https://vimeo.com/40904471

Cute Circuits: http://cutecircuit.com/collections/pink-black-collection/

See-through-me: http://www.meggrant.com/see-thru-me.html

Lace Sensor Dresses http://lacesensorproject.com/category/pressure-sensor-dresses/

Sound Weaving: http://www.soundweaving.hu/

Article on wearable tech: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/fashion-and-beauty/fashion/wearable-tech-is-going-mainstream-but-does-it-have-a-place-in-fashion/article23475889/

Ballet shoes: http://makezine.com/2014/11/06/e-traces-ballet-slippers-that-make-drawings-from-the-dancers-movements/

Wearable sensors: http://www.nature.com/news/the-inside-story-on-wearable-electronics-1.18906

Color changing dress: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/kimbow-dress-uses-color-changing-yarn-confidence-leslie-birch

Duoskin: http://duoskin.media.mit.edu/

Tutorials
Many projects and tutorials can be found at Sparkfun, Adafruit, and

Instructables: http://www.instructables.com/howto/e+textiles/

Sylvia’s Super Awesome Maker Show: http://sylviashow.com/episodes

Makezine: http://makezine.com/?s=e-textile

Maker Faire: http://makerfaire.com/

Books

Sew Electric, Leah Buechley and Kanjun Qui,

available through http://sewelectric.org/

Wearable Electronics, Kate Hartman

available through: http://www.makershed.com/products/make-wearable-electronics

Basic knowledge of electronics:

http://kaytdek.trevorshp.com/projects/conductive/tutorial/tutorial_electronics.htm#basics

Sources for supplies

Amazon.com: search for batteries (we used 2032 3volt coin cell) and LEDs, string lights

http://www.flashingblinkylights.com/

Sparkfun: https://www.sparkfun.com/categories/135?

Conductive thread bobbin DEV 13814 $3.95

Conductive thread: DEV 11791 $41.95 (360 yds)

Coin Cell Battery holder (no switch) DEV-08822 $1.25

Suggested supplies for next step:

Lily tinyDEV-10899 $4.95

Coin Cell Battery Holder DEV 11285 $4.95

Lily Pad LED White (5pcs) DEV 10081 $3.95

LilyPad Arduino SimpleSnap: DEV-10941 $29.95

Lily Pad SimpleSnap Protoboard: DEV-10940 $9.95

LilyPad FTDI Basic Breakout – 5V: DEV-10275 $14.95

Adafruit: https://www.adafruit.com/

Gemma Sequin Starter Pack: $19.95 https://www.adafruit.com/products/1850

Here is the circuit we used:

Image result for led electric circuit
V is the battery, R is resistor and the anode/cathode refers to the led
(for multiple LEDs connect all the + legs together to the + side of the battery  and all the – legs together to the – side of the battery)

and a diagram of an LED:

We did not use a resistor because the conductive thread supplies enough resistance. Remember if you want to add an on/off switch using a snap, both sides of the snap must be on either the + trace or the – trace. You must put a break in the trace. Putting one side of the snap on + and the other on – will look like an off switch because the led will shut off when snapped. In reality it is a short circuit and will drain the battery.
Good luck with your new found skills.

Questions or pictures to brag on your future accomplishments:

Geri Forkner
geriforkner@gmail.com
566 Randolph Fridley Rd.
Sweetwater, TN 37874
423-261-5168
www.weavingschool.wordpress.com

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