I just finished up my first LilyPad Arduino embroidery project. I wanted to experiment with conductive thread mixed with traditional embroidery floss to make a wall hanging that lights up and makes sound and is visually interesting. It was a good way to learn traditional embroidery, especially comparing it to creating circuit paths. You can come see it in person tonight at Cartel Coffee Lab or at the Arts, Media and Engineering Open House next Tuesday, both in Tempe, AZ. Or just watch the video.

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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”).