Electronic sewing workshop

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* 1 spool 234/34 ply conductive thread (http://www.sparkfun.com/products/8549). ('''bkay:1 spool''')
 
* 1 spool 234/34 ply conductive thread (http://www.sparkfun.com/products/8549). ('''bkay:1 spool''')
 
* Super bright LEDs (amount up to you, but three per person should be the minimum). ('''bkay: plenty''')
 
* Super bright LEDs (amount up to you, but three per person should be the minimum). ('''bkay: plenty''')
* 1 resistor per LED (1k) (optional; conductive thread is SUPER resistant, ~ 1 ohm per inch, and does not necessarily require traditional resistor-LED coupling, hence if you do get resistors, a lower resistance is good).
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* 1 resistor per LED (1k) (optional; conductive thread is SUPER resistant, ~ 1 ohm per inch, and does not necessarily require traditional resistor-LED coupling, hence if you do get resistors, a lower resistance is good). ('''Stefan: plenty''')
* 1 multimeter (at least)
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* 1 multimeter (at least) (Stefan 3 pcs)
* 1 non-serrated pair of needle nose pliers (like, smooth on the inside) (at least)
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* 1 non-serrated pair of needle nose pliers (like, smooth on the inside) (at least) ('''Stefan: 2 sets''')
 
* A whole bunch of AAA batteries OR a whole bunch of coin cells rated at 1.5V (alkaline, silver). ('''bkay:plenty''')
 
* A whole bunch of AAA batteries OR a whole bunch of coin cells rated at 1.5V (alkaline, silver). ('''bkay:plenty''')
 
* 1 AAA battery holder per attendee (with either 2 or 3 slots) OR a few coin cell battery holders (one per coin cell purchased). ('''bkay: 5 holders''')
 
* 1 AAA battery holder per attendee (with either 2 or 3 slots) OR a few coin cell battery holders (one per coin cell purchased). ('''bkay: 5 holders''')
 
* Fray lock (1 or 2 tubes) or super glue (3 or 4 tubes).('''yashiko''')
 
* Fray lock (1 or 2 tubes) or super glue (3 or 4 tubes).('''yashiko''')
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* I have isolated (lacked)copper wire (0.18mm) easy to handle also for sewing, you can solder it to led, resistor, ...

Revision as of 16:30, 8 January 2011

Contents

who

Eli Skipp
http://eliskipp.com/blog/

when & where

Saturday 22nd of January at Voidwarranties

what

This workshop will teach people how to sew LEDs down with conductive thread, to add some lights to their clothing. This is a great way to learn the basics of parallel/series circuits, polarity, resistance, hand-sewing, etc. Your space will be left with a decent quantity of conductive thread afterwards as well, which can be used for pretty much anything.

Example design: Flex resistor jacket dance
http://vimeo.com/8281757

fee

This will be free for hackerspace members (0x20,hsb,void) except for material costs... all others are requested to make a 5 euro contribution to the space hosting the event (for those actively participating). Details on material cost will follow soon.

participants

material provided

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