Craft & Design

Syuzi over on Fashioning Technology reports on an exciting e-textile development kit, Fabrickit by Studio5050, to be premiered at World Maker Faire this weekend. She writes:

The kit is a fairly simple e-textile kit that allows you to add LEDs to textiles. What separates FabricKit from the Lilypad and Aniomagic family is that the FabricKit system forgoes the use of conductive thread for conductive ribbon. The conductive ribbon is sewn ( I assume) onto the electronic modules they call “bricks.” The ribbon is made from tinsel wire (not conductive thread) & polyester hence it makes me question its washability. The upside is that it has virtually no resistance.

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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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