Circuit Patches are wearable circuit boards made from knitted yarn and wire. I’m doing a workshop Sunday using these. Check it out!
I use a knitting machine to make the patches. Add snap buttons and attach the circuits to anything you like.
Rapid prototyping for Wearables!
I made these patches for my workshop this Sunday, 3-5pm. Participants will receive a 3″ x 5.5″ knitted proto-boards in black, pink, or teal. Solder LEDs and a battery on it, and you can add lights to your clothes, just in time for Halloween.
Of course, there’s lots of things beyond LEDs you could add– I’m hoping to do workshops for interactive circuits using the knitted protoboards in the future.
I’ve made a number of circuits with this method so far, often in black. For this workshop, we’re adding fun colors: circuit-board-teal and… pink! I couldn’t resist adding 10mm gumdrop LEDs to the pink protoboard pictured above.
We’ll have some of those jumbo LEDs for the workshop, but also smaller ones in blue, yellow, red, white. I’ve even got some color-change and flicker LEDs.
Power is supplied by a hidden battery pack.
If you’d like to participate, please RSVP. Hope to see you Sunday! (Bring a shirt or a hat or a bag so you can add snaps to mount your circuit on it.)
My new favorite machine: the snap press applies snap buttons without sewing.