|Finished Sewing Sheet|
|Thread pulls down through the needle top|
After practicing the running stitch, Ben and Alex gave a short talk on circuits & shorts by using a few slides and ending on the sewing circuit complete with the sewable parts. Kylie stressed the importance of stopping at the knots at each part and not sewing through the parts and asked the group what would happen if you did sew all the way through a part? They responded: "A SHORT!"
|Decorated Journal Cover|
Using a set of stickers (LED, switch, Battery holder) each youth laid out their circuit on their chosen colored quilting square. Replacing the sticker with the part and using conductive thread they sewed from:
1) the + on the battery holder to the + on the LED; knotted and cut the thread.
2) the – on the LED to the switch; knotted and cut the thread.
3) the switch to the – on the battery holder; knotted and cut the thread.
Then the magical moment of inserting the 3V battery resulted:
|a working circuit and smiles!!|