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All weekend at Maker Faire Austin I was chatting up a storm about the uses of conductive thread. We carried the E-sewing kit and the LilyPad Arduino kit in the Maker Shed, and I gave an embroidery demo on adding LEDs to your projects. I made this angler fish picture with the help of CRAFT blogger and Austin native Rachel Hobson. Katie Wilson, the designer for the magazines made her very first embroidery project, and I think she’s a natural tech crafter with her light-up birthday cupcake picture. It was really wonderful meeting all the lovely craft enthusiasts and seeing the excitement in everyone’s eyes. I can’t wait for the next Maker Faire!

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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