HIDE IT: SNEAKY POCKETS
Teddy Bear Remote Control
You’ll always fight over the remote
when it’s this cuddly. BY LEAH CULVER
Soft electronics? The phrase seems quite contradictory.
Electronics are a combination of hard plastic and metal,
anything but soft and cuddly. However, after stumbling
across some conductive thread on the internet, I was inspired to
attempt my own soft electronics. Apparently conductive thread
is used to repair electric lamés worn by fencers, but it can also be
used for some creative circuitry.
The teddy bear remote was the first project I made with my
coveted spool of conductive thread, and it’s an adorable way to
control an iPod or computer. The bear is a modification to a
standard radio frequency (RF) remote control and is surprisingly
soft. If you’re daring enough to sew and solder, the teddy bear
remote is functional, cuddly, and fun to make.