Adding LED's to clothing
Posted 22 November 2011 - 02:49 PM
I guess the Jacket is not really a costume as such but the adding of LED's would be. I have no idea where to wear the Jacket but I love it just the same.
Posted 04 January 2012 - 09:29 PM
Will update latter with some video if anyone is interested.
Posted 05 January 2012 - 07:32 AM
Posted 10 January 2012 - 06:45 PM
I finally finished the back of the Jacket and I have loaded the video up to You Tube. I was very impressed with this finished product; it works really well with the conductive thread. At the moment it's just running of the PC, if I get a couple of running hours of a battery I would be happy with that.
I am working on the front at the moment and once that's running I will post another video.
The programing sequence has not been fixed yet, it's still running an old test pattern.
Posted 12 February 2012 - 09:27 AM
Could you recommend any useful sites to have a look at?
Posted 14 February 2012 - 08:34 PM
But with costumes, if you could secure them in a nice snug fit, I don't think there would be any problem that would come your way here.
Posted 14 March 2012 - 07:18 PM
I used the thick stainless steel thread it meant that I had on sew it all by hand and not on a sewing machine. It also have a very low resistance of about 4 Ohms per linear foot which I need that because some of my LED's are so far apart. That did not bother me sewing by hand but sewing all the LED's on took a long time.
I used 3mm white LED's I found on EBay. There is nothing special about what LED you use. I chose a small one because i was concerned about the power usage.
I have not picked it up in a while I am currently doing another project and it has taken up all my time. There is a dance festival coming up in April which is probably the only place I can where the jacket but I won't get it done in time.
I will definitely post my progress when i get back on to doing the front.
Oh it only suggests to wash by hand not sure if am game to do that, may be just spot cleaning.
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