In this episode of Becky’s Workshop, learn to construct a basic long necktie with stripes to represent your favorite value of resistor – fashion inspired by the electronics bench! Learn to work with slippery fabrics cut on the bias. In addition to the video, you can find a full step-by-step tutorial for the resistor necktie over on Make: Projects.

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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”).


  • Brian Tkatch

    OK, geeks are resistant to neck ties. So here’s a tie with resistance printed right on it.
    This creates a Kirkonian logic problem.
    Must wear tie.
    I hate ties.
    I will show my resistance on the tie.
    I now like tie a little and have less resistance to it.
    To be truthful, i must now lessen listed resistance.
    Showing less resistance isn’t as kewl.
    Showing more resistance means i like it so it is a lie.
    But showing less resistance means i no longer like it, so it is a lie.
    Ahhhhh!
    less is more
    more is less
    *kabloom*
    Gee thanx guys, the neck tie used to be just a noose, now it’s a self-imploding detonator.

  • Video Streaming Social TV

    Very nice of school to work in fashion design as well to think of other people would not lose the things that so many people follow suit.
    Thank you,,,

  • Rosemary

    This is the best of ALL the how to make a neck tie videos. Especially as it had NO ads to start with that you HAVE to watch.
    Thank you. Rosemary