In celebration of our Geek Chic month here at MAKE, we’re bringing you the most massive collection of e-textiles ever to be found in one place!
Tutorials and Projects
Soundie the touch-sensitive hoodie
Diana Eng’s LED Nightlife Necklace
EMSL’s soft circuit merit badge
- Stroke sensor
- Conductive fabric pressure sensor
- Conductive thread pressure sensor
- Stretch sensitive bracelet
- Crochet sensors
- Soft tilt-sensing bracelet
- Neoprene bend sensor
- Embroidered potentiometers
- Knit stretch sensor
That’s just the tip of the iceberg — read on for the rest, including books, kits, and more projects! Please drop us a link to your e-textile project in the comments!
TV-B-Gone Hoodie (look for an updated version of this tutorial in the upcoming MAKE, Volume 23)
Hilarious secret handshake from the future
OLEDs may still have a long way to go, but here’s an OLED dress!
Fashion Geek by Diana Eng
LilyPad E-Sewing Kit – great if you need a LOT of conductive thread and want super-flat LEDs ($39.95 in the Maker Shed)
LED Sewing Kit – similar to above, but just enough conductive thread to make your first project rock ($15 in the Maker Shed)
Techno-Shugei Kit – same as the LED Sewing Kit, but without the battery holder, and sold in Japan
LilyPad Pro Kit – extend the kits above with some computational power! ($49.95 in the Maker Shed)
Aniomagic Soft iPhone/iPod Touch Remote Kit – includes a special connector that makes a DIY remote super easy!
Conductive Booster Pack – full of some more fun conductive fabrics, and other goodies! ($45 in the Maker Shed)