TV-B-Gone Hoodie and Zipper Switch

Craft & Design



A TV-B-Gone is a small device that turns off most televisions. It’s handy for dining out, except everyone gives you funny looks while you use it, so I decided to embed it in a hooded sweatshirt. I made a switch by using the metal zipper pull. When it bridges the space between the two pads of conductive thread, the device is activated. Essentially all I have to do is zip my hoodie up or down to turn TVs around me off. I made an instructable so you can see how I worked with the conductive thread.

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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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