Do-It-Yourself for Wearable Electronic is a new chapter/category in our Blog. We introduce you to the DIY activities and possibilities initiated by other people and groups and expend that activities with our own contributions.
DIY is a growing trend in the fashion world today. Many of us want to personalize the ‘standard’ offer in the shops and quite a few of us go so far to create and wear our own creations. And right so – to express our personality and individuality, the DYI approach opens all the doors.
In our recent reviews and outlooks, we have looked at the trends and activities of Wearable Electronic fashion in the coming year.
Wearable Electronic is still a young and small business and it will take time to find a wide range and variety of items in the shops.
DIY for Wearable Electronic can help us to get what we want earlier. Yes, it takes some manual work, it needs some learning and to run around and get all tools needed.
But fortunately, there is help and support available for you, our creative reader. We will introduce you to the people devoted to DIY Wearable Electronic, give you our own ideas and where needed, a helping hand for easy to follow creations of your very own Techno Fashion.
The first person we introduce is also the most devoted, creative and inspirational Wearable Electronic expert we know: Leah Buechley.
Leah is a Ph.D. student in Computer Science at the University of Colorado and a member of the Craft Technology Group. Her research interests include electronic textiles and wearable computing, tangible interfaces, education, and human computer interaction.
The first and highly inspirational project she created in Wearable Electronics was the LED Tank Top. The most remarkable on this project is not only the unique idea behind but also the way Leah documented the creation of the LED Tank Top.
If you follow the link above, what we highly recommend, you can check out yourself how detailed she describes each step, gives a lists and sources for every single element needed for the project, be it a needle or be it a IC programming device.
She created the LED Tank Top back in 2005. In the meantime, Leah developed many more DIY projects and posted them on her site, again with all the information needed to either rebuild the same item or use it for your own inspiration and designs.
Leah has a wealth of information on her site, it would be too much to highlight everything here in one post. We will revisit her work in future articles and introduce you to the different project ideas, expand them and add our own ideas to it.
Check out our Blog again soon and explore together with us the DIY possibilities that people like Leah and other folks have started and take Wearable Electronic in our own hands.
Let us inspire you to make 2007 a creative and fashionable year by expanding your Techno Fashion collection.