Wearable Electronics with Becky Stern 11/26/2014 – LIVE 2pm ET
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Could you please talk about how you would use conductive ribbon?
We have a black dog and since it gets dark so early this time of year want to make her a ‘necklace’ (would be in addition to her normal collar) with NeoPixels so we can see her in the yard more easily.
My plan is to attach the ribbon to a fabric collar and using conductive thread to pierce the strands in the ribbon to attach the NeoPixels.
Would you consider this a good way to use the ribbon? The first one I did was using lines of conductive thread down the fabric. But I’m hoping for a quicker method for my next try. And it is the holiday season. Decorate the dog!