7. ATTACH POWER SUPPLY AND SWITCH
7a. Sew the switch and power supply
to the garment.
7b. Glue an insulating backing over
your power supply and switch traces
so that you will not accidentally turn
on your display.
Here is the inside view of my tank top
after I sewed on the power supply.
Notice the insulating backing that
was applied prior to sewing.
You’re done! Now program your microcontroller (see craftzine.com/01/led
for coding examples) and you’ll be the
light of the party.
This shirt is a big attention- infrared receiver to it and my
getter. People want to friend wrote a program for
touch it and scrunch his PalmPilot that lets people
it up and examine it up close. beam patterns to it. People
Everyone wants to know how to have a blast with this, though
wash it (carefully and by hand!) I imagine it can be potentially
and whether it will work in the risky to relinquish control over
rain (alas, no). I’ve gotten all what you’re wearing!
sorts of business advice, from
the cynical, “They’ll be making For tips on troubleshooting
those in China for $5 a piece,” and customizing your garment,
to the exuberant, “You’re going options for a simpler project, and
how to make an electronic sewing
to make millions!” kit, visit craftzine.com/01/led.
It’s been especially fun
to wear since I added an Now go out and wear it!