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mz geekchic Geek Chic: Massive e textiles roundup!

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

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CRAFT Video: LilyPad Arduino 101

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Soundie the touch-sensitive hoodie

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Diana Eng’s LED Nightlife Necklace

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EMSL’s soft circuit merit badge

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LED Firefly Baby Booties

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Hannah Perner-Wilson‘s many sensor tutorials! Also an interview!

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CRAFT Video: LilyPad Arduino Blinking Bike Patch

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Open Softwear Free E-Book

Craft meets tech at MIT

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!

Fairytale Fashion Show: Close Up

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EL wire primer in MAKE Volume 21

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TV-B-Gone Hoodie (look for an updated version of this tutorial in the upcoming MAKE, Volume 23)

Hilarious secret handshake from the future

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Electric Tank Top

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EKG-controlled Game of Life hoodie

Radio Rug Uses Human Antenna

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Electronic Embroidery – CRAFT Video and article in CRAFT Volume 09

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“See-thru-me” Light Shirt

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Turn Signal Bike Jackets

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Cross-Stitch Stylophone

Email-Counting Shirt

LED Kimono

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OLEDs may still have a long way to go, but here’s an OLED dress!


Books

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Fashion Geek by Diana Eng

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Fashioning Technology by Syuzi Pakhchyan – video preview on CRAFT

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Fashionable Technology by Sabine Seymour – inside look on MAKE

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Switch Craft by Alison Lewis and Fang-Yu Lin – review on CRAFT


Kits

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LilyPad E-Sewing Kit – great if you need a LOT of conductive thread and want super-flat LEDs ($39.95 in the Maker Shed)

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LED Sewing Kit – similar to above, but just enough conductive thread to make your first project rock ($15 in the Maker Shed)

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Techno-Shugei Kit – same as the LED Sewing Kit, but without the battery holder, and sold in Japan

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LilyPad Pro Kit – extend the kits above with some computational power! ($49.95 in the Maker Shed)

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Aniomagic Soft iPhone/iPod Touch Remote Kit – includes a special connector that makes a DIY remote super easy!

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Conductive Booster Pack – full of some more fun conductive fabrics, and other goodies! ($45 in the Maker Shed)

Be sure to watch Make: Online’s wearables archive, and also the soft circuits and fashion tech archives on CRAFT!

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Becky Stern

Becky Stern is director of wearable electronics at Adafruit Industries. Her personal site: sternlab.org


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