Wearable Electronics with Becky Stern 11/19/2014 – LIVE 2pm ET
Join Becky Stern and friends every week as we delve into the wonderful world of wearables, live on YouTube. We’ll answer your questions, announce a discount code for the Adafruit store, and explore wearable components, techniques, special materials, tools, and projects you can build at home! Ask your wearables questions in the comments, and if your question is featured on a future episode, you’ll be entered to win the show giveaway!
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It’s awesome that the flora is more affordable now!
I’ve been using Pro Trinkets for most of my projects since they’re quite powerfull for a low price. I am working on a wearable at the moment and my question for the next show would be: What is the best way to add EL Wire and EL Panels to a rain coat like surface? And as far as I know you can cut EL Panels but are they waterproof or do I have to seal the edges?
I am looking forward to the next show!
Hi Becky! I would like to make some heated mittens – I live in Vermont and brr! It’s getting cold already. I am thinking about using the heating pad, but I wonder if there is something other than a 9V battery to use to power it? It just seems kind of bulky.