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NextFlag! (E-textiles teaser)

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Oct 7, 2011 12:02:00 PM

Since I’ve been working on expanding our textile capabilities, I decided to jump into a small project, incorporating a variety of techniques.


This mini “NextFlag” was embroidered and sewn using our Brother Innov-is 2800D sewing and digital embroidery machine. 



I knew I wanted to include a soft circuit, so I started playing with conductive thread, LEDs, and soft switches. 


This soft switch acts as a button in the soft circuit. How it works: I used a small piece of conductive fabric, with conductive thread on each end of a piece of foam with a hole cut out of the center. When you press on the switch, the conductive fabric and thread touch, closing the circuit, and turning the LED on. 



To finish the project, I made a little stand out of some scrap oak and a dowel. This was a lot of fun! We are currently developing an e-textiles workshop using some of these elements and more advanced projects!







Topics: project, e-textiles, digital-embroidery, philadelphia, circuit, Uncategorized, nextfab, textiles, led

    

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