Conductive thread can be used like ordinary thread. If you can sew a running stitch you can easily use this thread. The main difference between ordinary thread and conductive thread is it electrically conducts, this allows electronics to be integrated into your textile projects. Conductive thread has metal incorporated into it (usually silver, nickel, tin…Details
E Textiles basically means putting electronics into textiles. The idea is to add LED’s and other components to light up your textile project and give it a wow factor. If you can sew a running stitch and tie a knot, you will be able to produce amazing projects – only your imagination stops you. E…Details
Measuring Voltage with a Multimeter – after completing your chibi light card and creating a beautiful circuit out of copper tap. Your LEDs are either flickering, or not lighting up at all – what could be wrong ? The flickering / dark LEDs aren’t getting enough voltage (power). Using a multimeter, you can check how much…Details
What is muscle wire ? Muscle wire, also known as smart wire, more commonly known as nitinol or smart wire, which is the name for very high performance, shape memory alloy, actuator wires. It is made of nickel-titanium. What can muscle wire be used for ? Muscle wire can be used in electronics, cars, medical…Details
Another amazing wearable from Adafruit for Wearable Wednesday Roxy Dee (@theroxyd) wanted to do something different for Defcon 25. Although she is usually all about infosec, she decided to transfer her tech love to fashion and created a Cyber Dress. Of course like most preparations go for cons, there was very little time, so Roxy…Details
Our winner of the Chibitronics Starter Kit Hazel Heron shares the card she made with her class. Hazel made this card with her year 6 students.
Hazel was the winner of the Newsletter competition. Hazel and the year 6 students made a star card using a parallel circuit template.
Camper Van Happy Birthday card. I used adhesive felt, card stock and of course #chibi lights to complete the camper van lights using a parallel circuit template from Chibitronics. As a UK reseller of Chibitronics #chibi lights we offer great prices and there are lots of creative ways to use these lights. Why not share…Details
At last an easy sewable light that has an amazing colour. I used my own camper van design as it is one of my most popular products. My camper van kit comes with the components battery holder, soft switch, CR2032 battery, felt, conductive thread, adhesive felt and 2 LED lights. These star lights would replace…Details
Felt owl with red glowing lights. Using Teknikio colour changeable LED board. The board has a choice of red, blue or green I chose red to compliment the colours on my owl. Using conductive thread and a press stud as the activator for switching on the lights.