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I love LEDs

I love LEDs

on13 February 2014 / in eTextile, tutorial

  Hearts A’Glow Valentine eTextile Tutorial is posted on The eTextile Lounge! Happy Valentine’s Day!    

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Using Arduino as ISP

Using Arduino as ISP

on25 June 2013 / in hardwear, tutorial

HOW TO USE ARDUINO UNO TO PROGRAM ATTINY45 Download Arduino 1.0.1 from Arduino (scroll to ‘previous IDE versions’) Install in Applications Folder Download ATtiny hardware folder from damellis github page Open page > click on ZIP button > open downloads folder > open ‘attiny master’ folder Install ‘attiny’ folder on your computer in Documents > Arduino > hardware   STEP ONE […]

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Thanks Digi-Key!

Thanks Digi-Key!

on1 June 2013 / in tutorial

Your packing material makes an upscale decorative wrap for my peanut butter jar flower vases!

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HELLO KITTY!  Happy Valentine’s Day!

HELLO KITTY! Happy Valentine’s Day!

on14 February 2013 / in eTextile, sewing, tutorial

This year’s eTextile Valentine is posted with my favorite DIY, How-To, Git’r’Done website. Instructables! Step by step instructions on how to se conductive thread, LEDs, 3V coin cell battery and your imagination to light up Hello Kitty! No go. Make the world a more beautiful place.

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eTextile Sewing – Pro Tip!

eTextile Sewing – Pro Tip!

on13 February 2013 / in eTextile, sewing, tutorial

After sewing a piece of hardware into your textiles take your needle and thread and back stitch along the electrical trace to bury your thread tail. THEN clip the excess thread. This helps prevent short circuits because you don’t have loose threads near your hardware connections. Bonus – you don’t need unsightly messy fabric glue. ewwwwwwwww!

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Let the sewing of circuits begin!

Let the sewing of circuits begin!

on12 February 2013 / in eTextile, sewing, tutorial

Today I began sewing Hello Kitty’s electronic circuits! Positive and Negative traces. Sewing the LED’s into the circuit. SPOILER ALERT: 2013’s How To DIY eTextile Valentine’s Day Project is here.

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Hello Kitty Emerges

Hello Kitty Emerges

on11 February 2013 / in eTextile, sewing, tutorial

Find the inspiration. Overnight I saw @inventor_artist twittering about their laser cutting Hello Kitty! Valentine Day cards. In the blog post images I saw the solution to my circuit challenge. EUREKA! Design the circuit And gather the Supplies! SPOILER ALERT: 2013’s How To DIY eTextile Valentine’s Day Project is here.

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Tools: Fringing Needle

Tools: Fringing Needle

on31 January 2013 / in tools, tutorial

Teasing threads apart can be pesky tiresome business. That is until I hacked together a mechanical drafting pencil and a used sewing machine needle. The lead holder firmly grasps the shaft of the sewing machine needle allowing you to separate the weft threads from the warp.

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Colourful Circuits

Colourful Circuits

on27 January 2013 / in tutorial

How to get an eTextile workshop of electronic novices off to a solid start? Be prepared. Very. Very. Prepared. Start with a basic LED circuit. Add some colour!!! Make enough LED circuit badges for everyone. First day of the workshop we will add 3V battery and an LED sewn in place with conductive thread. I can’t wait to see their […]

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