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In this episode of Becky’s Workshop, learn to make a headband that glows with your heart beat. First construct a stretchy headband from brocade and grosgrain ribbon, then embed the circuit boards and clip the sensor to your ear. You can find the Beating Heart Headband in MAKE v29, and see the complete how-to on Make: Projects.

Three key components of this project are available in the Maker Shed:

Subscribe to the CRAFT Podcast in iTunes, download the m4v video directly, or watch it on YouTube or Vimeo. Thanks to Britex Fabrics for the ribbon.

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Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern (sternlab.org is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).


  • http://www.facebook.com/roland.blais Roland Blais

    I know what some special girls are getting for Valentine’s Day this year. That is a seriously awesome project!

    • http://sternlab.org Becky Stern

      Thanks, glad you like it!

      • http://www.facebook.com/roland.blais Roland Blais

        Like it? I <3 it!

  • http://www.facebook.com/hollywooddigital Mark Aaron

    cool!