Top: Hearts A Glow, Embroidery + LED!
By Lynne Bruning !
Bottom: Turn Signal Biking Jacket!
By Leah Buechley!
Quality is sketchy, buy from a good source!
Sewn in components
Either modified normal components or special ones
SparkFun has the Lilypad line
Adafruit has the FLORA line
Top: http://www.adafruit.com/products/1260 Middle: https://www.sparkfun.com/products/9266 Bottom: http://lilypadarduino.org/?p=1483
Measure your waist
Math yourself up a radius
Draw a donut in the fabric
Cut out the donut
Add elastic on one side
Hem the other
These pictures and a full tutorial are from
Find a good, simple base project
Something that can be replicated
Something that can be modified easily
Don’t forget power! (remember that one?)
Removable components are a lot easier
Terrycloth diffuses LED light!
Bottom two pictures are from the Vega Edge Kickstarter:
To Sum Up…
Have the base be something easy or make the full thing
Hold off building something permanent as long as possible
Don’t forget the battery packs or other bulky parts of your
PROGMEM for putting stuff in storage memory
Terrycloth to diffuse light