|Setting for the e-textile circuit at IU|
|Bug Stitching Sheet|
Then the fun began! A brief introduction to circuitry followed including circuits, shorts and switches. (see the attached HSCCircuit.pdf file for the slides presented. Note a number of slides are from Leah Buechley's presentation, which she generously passed on for us to use.)
After introducing the parts in their kits (e.g. LilyPad LED, push button switch, battery holder and 3V coin cell battery) we repeatedly stressed the importance of sewing through the part holes 2x’s (for connectivity and to secure the parts to the fabric), where to start (with a knot) and where to knot and cut off. However, as much as we attempted to stress the looping 2x’s, knotting and cutting we still encountered a few circuits sewn in a continuous loop, or a parts’ + and – terminals connected with one continuous sewn piece of conductive thread.
|Diane & Charlene point out START & STOP points|
|Helping out a friend|
*A special thanks to Kalani Craig for the use of her “running stitch” jpg file on the stitching sheets.