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


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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”).