ToorCamp 2022

Soft Electronics: Sewing Circuits
2022-07-16, 14:00–15:30 (US/Pacific), Hardware Hacking Stage

Learn how to work with conductive thread to sew your own circuits. In this workshop we will make a plush sparkle heart emoji with felt, LEDs and conductive thread. You will learn:

  • tips and tricks for using the different types of conductive threads
  • how to hack regular through hole components into sewable ones
  • how to make a simple electronic circuit that lights up an LED

Suitable for beginners and older children (11+). It will help if you know how to thread a needle and tie a knot but instruction will be provided.

Helen Leigh is a creative technologist who specializes in musical instruments and experimental electronics. She is Head of Community at Crowd Supply, a curated crowdfunding platform for open hardware products. Leigh is the author of The Crafty Kid’s Guide to DIY Electronics, and has written many articles about hardware for Make Magazine, Hackspace Magazine and Hackaday. Find her on Twitter @helenleigh.

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