Make Projects > Soft Circuits

Conductive materials such as inks, threads, and textiles are opening up a whole new world of possibility for crafting electronics into fabric. Circuits can be hand- or machine-sewn, woven, embroidered, inked, or knit.

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Leah Buechley, creator of the LilyPad Arduino and head of the High-Low Tech group at the MIT Media Lab, published : LilyPad in the Wild: How Hardwareʼs Long Tail is Supporting New Engineering and Design Communities.

See more High-Low Tech Projects like textile-based sensors:

http://www.kobakant.at/DIY/?cat=26

http://makeprojects.com/Topic/Soft_Circuits

Additional Information

Books

Fashioning Technology by Syuzi Pakhchyan in Maker Shed

Kits

Smart Materials Kit in Maker Shed.

For more do-it-yourself ideas, be sure to visit the Craftzine Soft Circuits archive.

http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/soft_circuits/

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