‘How to’ guides for E-textiles: Free Resources

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This page will help you get understand the basics when doing e-textiles. Click on the links to see the resources.

Introduction to e-textiles components 

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Choosing a needle for Conductive thread 

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Threading a needle with conductive thread 

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Starting to sew an e-textiles circuit

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Finishing stitches on an e-textiles circuit

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Stitches used in e-textiles

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Creating a basic circuit with 1 LED

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Creating a circuit with more than 1 LED

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Using a light sensor cell holder

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Adding a switch to a circuit

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Adding a popper as a switch

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Create your own soft switch

Take a look at this instructables tutorial on making your own soft switch,



Trouble shooting

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Other websites to look at for e-textiles tutorials & projects

How to Get What You Want

E-textiles Lounge

Kitronik (I wrote some of these resources so some are similar to the ones on my website)


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