I modded my tv-b-gone kit to embed it in a hoodie so I could wear it out to restaurants and turn off TVs all stealth-like. I used conductive thread to make a zipper-activated switch for such a purpose, and in true fffffat manner, published an instruction set for making your own. It’s great for a walk through the mall. Also see the Sternlab project page.
I took some knobs and felted around them with wool roving (and a little help from my washing machine), then detailed them with embroidery floss. Each one is a unique creation guaranteed to trick out your custom ‘tronics like nobody else on the block. Turn your dials to “fuzzy” and check them out over at my website.
Love the internet as much as me? Maybe you’ll like these: I collect CAPTCHA (Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart) images and recreate them in acrylic. They’re for sale, buy some art! They’re named (top to bottom) lisp, YFHWR, and qGphJD, respectively. Each is on a 5×7 canvas on a wooden stretcher and signed on the back.
I’ve been working with Leah Buechley’s LilyPad Arduino, and in true embroidery sampler fashion, have composed this circuit to see what I could do. The embroidery uses traditional floss and techniques mixed with lights and sounds generated by the onboard software. The amount of light sensed by the sensor changes the speed and pitch of the lights and sounds generated. Move your shadow or hand over it to experience the changes. Upcoming will be an exciting collaboration with Collin Cunningham to make it make more interesting sound. For the time being the circuit is open source inasmuch as the traces are visible on the surface of the embroidery. This piece narrowly evaded being lost in my luggage on the return flight from Maker Faire; at the last minute I decided to carry it on. More info is back at Sternlab.
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