Maker Faire Attendees can make a wristband that has circuits sewn into it to make a FLASHY expression. Led lights, small batteries and conductive silver thread make a lighted wristband/bracelet that show off your sparkly nature.
Fun article about soft circuits from MAKE Magazine:
“Do you like crafting or sewing? Do you love LEDs? Well, why not combine your passions with this ‘wire-free’ LED bracelet!
Here’s a quick and relatively easy soft-circuit project we led a workshop on in April 2007. Have a little fun with conductive thread and ‘sewing’ circuits and make a cool battery-powered LED cuff to wear out and about. It is only powered while you are wearing it because the fastener acts as a switch. No soldering/wiring required!” Article LINK
Who knew Science could be so fun!
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Maker Shed has these neat, inexpensive kits available now:
“Our exclusive Learn to Solder Skill Badge Kit has been used to teach thousands of people of all ages how to solder at Maker Faires across the country. It’s a simple, fun way to learn how to solder or teach others to solder. Once complete, you’ll have a great blinky robot that you can proudly wear and when people ask where you got it, you get to reply “I made it!” This well thought out pin even has the directions written right on the back for easy reference. This is the best kit to learn to solder with. Just ask anyone who’s been to a Maker Faire! ”
Learn to Solder Skill Badge Kit on MakerShed
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