DIY – Frogr eTextile adaptor for the LilyPad

eTextile designer will love the Frogr, a creation of Angella Mackey and David McCallum. The Frogr is an adapter – called shield in Arduino terminology – give a higher degree of flexibility when creating multiple designs which require the LilyPad. The LilyPad has to be sewn onto the textile circuit to make good contact. Creating…

Power design for eTextiles

From a clothing designer point of view, the focus is on style and aesthetics. From an electronic engineer point of view, the power efficient circuit design is one of the keys between being a master or mediocre in this profession. Designing electrical function with high power efficiency in mind minimizes the need of power, allowing…

e-textile DIY material

Getting e-textile materials is still not a s easy as conventional crafting materials like for example thread. Syuzi Pakhchyan, an expert in smart crafting, has posted on her blog Fashioning Technology a great overview of commercially available, electrically conductive threads together with information on the positive and negative aspects for each of them. Conductive threads…

DIY Wearable Electronic – LilyPad E-Sewing and Pro Kit

Sparkfun has bundled two versions of the famous and fabulous Wearable Electronic DIY system around Leah Buechley’s LilyPad Arduino e-textile system for the Do-It-Yourself enthusiasts. You can check out the two LilyPad kits first hand during the Maker Fair which takes center-stage this weekend in Austin. If you can it make to Austin you can…