In celebration of Advanced Materials Month here on MAKE, I’m bringing you the most fabulous wearable electronics using innovative conductive materials like fibers and paints. This is the roundup to end all other roundups; it showcases 22 of my favorite projects. Above: Soft Circuit Musical Hats

Fairytale Fashion Show: Close-Up

LED Eyelashes

“See-thru-me” Light Shirt

Aniomagic Soft iPhone Remote Kit

Stretch-Sensing Bracelet

Craft Meets Tech at MIT

RFID Tags with Conductive Thread antennas

Turn Signal Bike Jackets

How-To: Light-Up Leggings

LED Heart Pasties

Fabric and Paper Speakers

Surface Switches from Conductive Paper

TV-B-Gone Jacket

LED Tank Top

Twinkle LED Dance Party Skirt

iPhone Gloves

Circuits That Stick to the Skin Like Temporary Tattoos

T-Shirt Responds to Pollution Levels

Massive “Wearables + Soft Computing” resources list

LED Shoe Clips

Salt and vinegar circuit etching

LED Sneakers

Skill Builder 2012: Materials
Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern ( 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”).