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Ok, so why haven’t you made a flora sized/shaped connector – that is magnetic, where the magnets make the connection and work as your breakout (screw terminals anyone, some sort of strain relief anyone) – along with a compatible “ring” (or 2 arch shaped pieces, or individual parts, whatever) They would be made with steel/iron/solderable, magnetic material that you would solder to the flora itself.
Of course, the magnets could be on the flora, and the magnetic metal could be on a piece that would go on the garment. Or they could both be magnetic – maybe making it so it could go on only one way. Whatever, R&D it up figure out what works.
Now you have a removable flora, that is easy to attach / remove. That has a “base” that could be sown to the clothing like a giant button. Maybe have a back plate that you would sew through for better stability. That could include strain reliefs. Or better attachments for conductive thread.
Do this with the LED’s too. hmm. I like this idea. Kinda like that Microsoft surface keyboard and power plug.