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Minor Versionm

by Joshua

Introduction

This simple conductive sewing project can be made with a variety of themes. Our example project uses a Christmas tree, but you can decorate yours any way you want. The circuit is "turned on" when the two button snaps are connected, making for a fun and interactive end project.

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  1. Cut some fabric to a length that will fit around your wrist.
    • Cut some fabric to a length that will fit around your wrist.

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  2. It helps to sew down your parts with regular thread before connecting them with Conductive Thread.
    • It helps to sew down your parts with regular thread before connecting them with Conductive Thread.

    • If you have any embellishments, such as our tree, that you want your parts to sit on top of you should sew them down first.

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    • Using Conductive Thread, make several TIGHT loops around one of the Orange holes on your battery holder.

    • Stitch out to the LED.

    • Stitch several TIGHT loops around one of the Black holes on the LED board.

    • Tie off your one of thread, trim any excess.

    • A strong electrical connection requires tight loops around the holes. If your connection is bad you can always go back and add more Conductive thread loops.

    • If at all possible, try NOT to use Conductive thread in the same holes you used to tie down your parts back in Step 2.

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    • Using Conductive Thread, make several tight loops around one of the White holes on your battery holder.

    • Stitch out to the end of your fabric, to where you want your button snap to be.

    • Sew down the snap using that same Conductive Thread.

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    • Using Conductive Thread connect one of the White holes on your LED to the other button snap on the opposite side of your fabric.

    • Make sure your snaps are on opposite sides of your fabric. One on top, one on bottom. Otherwise your wristband won't connect!

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    • Put your battery in and see if things work.

    • If your LED is not lighting up, make sure your loops are tight.

    • If your LED is not lighting up, make sure you have no loose threads on the back causing shorts.

    • If your LED is not lighting up, make sure you connected everything properly.

    • If things are STILL not lighting up, try a different battery.

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    • Using regular thread, fabric glue, or even hot glue, add decorations.

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