Voting resources, early voting, and poll worker information - VOTE. ... Adafruit is open and shipping.
0

Build your own felted inductively heated house shoes #WearableWednesday

NewImage

These are the perfect shoes for sitting inside during a snow day! Via derwassi on Instructables.

In this instructable I’ll show you how I solved the problem of my girlfriend having cold feet all the time.

Because warm shoes fit perfectly to the coldest time of the year, those shoes will be her christmas present:-)

I’ve seen quiet a few solutions to warm up your feet by the use of a heating element. But all of them are either rather expensive (e.g. heated soles, which contain a li-po battery warming your feet for a few hours), bulky (external battery pack which has to be attached to the leg somewhere), not very economically (pretty much every solution using batteries) or just unhandy (powering via USB-cable => I think pretty much everyone can see the attached laptop crashing on the floor…).

I decided for a nearly cableless solution. I added a heating element which is powered via inductive coils. So while you’re sitting in your favorite spot you can put your feet on some kind of platform and your feet get warm, you can still move around freely and don’t have to change or reload any batteries.

on the down side: Your feet are not warmed up while walking around.
But on the other hand: when you’re walking around and working inside you usually don’t freeze…

Skills:

  • Very basic soldering skills (attaching cables…)
  • knitting and hand sewing (if you want to make the shoes really warm;-))
  • You should be able to cut with a knife, without losing a finger;-)

Materials:

  • two pairs of inductive chargers (I used those: http://www.adafruit.com/products/1407)
  • heating elements (I scavanged mine from two heated scarfs)
  • approx. 12V/10W power source.
  • approx. 2m of two-wire cable
  • A pair of house-shoes (you need some with a hard sole, so that you can integrate the inductive coils)
  • felt wool for knitting + 5 size 12 knitting needles
  • Yarn (to attach the felted house shoes to the hard soles)
  • plywood (~4 times the size of your foot)
  • glue
  • epoxy glue
  • wood glue
  • some thick paper
  • some laquer
  • exacto knive
  • Soldering iron
  • scroll saw or hand saw
  • needle nose pliers
  • small drills

See the full tutorial here.

NewImage


Featured Adafruit Product!

NewImage

Inductive Charging Set – 5V @ 500mA max: Inductive charging is a way of powering a device without a direct wire connection. Most people have seen inductive charging in a rechargable electric toothbrush: you may have noticed that you recharge it by placing it into the holder, but there’s no direct plug. These chargers work by taking a power transformer and splitting it in half, an AC waveform is generated into one, and couples into the second coil. Read more.


Flora breadboard is Every Wednesday is Wearable Wednesday here at Adafruit! We’re bringing you the blinkiest, most fashionable, innovative, and useful wearables from around the web and in our own original projects featuring our wearable Arduino-compatible platform, FLORA. Be sure to post up your wearables projects in the forums or send us a link and you might be featured here on Wearable Wednesday!



Adafruit has had paid day off for voting for our team for years, if you need help getting that going for your organization, let us know – we can share how and why we did this as well as the good results. Here are some resources for voting by mail, voting in person, and some NY resources for our NY based teams as well. If there are additional resources to add, please let us know – adafruit.com/vote

Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.

Join 24,000+ makers on Adafruit’s Discord channels and be part of the community! http://adafru.it/discord

Have an amazing project to share? The Electronics Show and Tell is every Wednesday at 7pm ET! To join, head over to YouTube and check out the show’s live chat – we’ll post the link there.

Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!

Follow Adafruit on Instagram for top secret new products, behinds the scenes and more https://www.instagram.com/adafruit/

CircuitPython – The easiest way to program microcontrollers – CircuitPython.org


Maker Business — To make it through a tough business cycle, layoffs should be a last resort

Wearables — Sparkle nails

Electronics — Tactile Confusion?

Python for Microcontrollers — Python on Microcontrollers Newsletter: CircuitPython 6 beta 0, Discord 25k and much more! #Python #Adafruit #CircuitPython #CircuitPythonDay @micropython @ThePSF

Adafruit IoT Monthly — Mitigating Climate Change with IoT, LoRaWAN Gardens, and more!

Microsoft MakeCode — MakeCode and Wonder Woman 1984 Team Up

EYE on NPI — Maxim’s Himalaya uSLIC Step-Down Power Module #EyeOnNPI @maximintegrated @digikey

New Products – Adafruit Industries – Makers, hackers, artists, designers and engineers! — JP’s Product Pick of the Week 9/22/20 AHT20 Temp & Humidity Sensor @adafruit @johnedgarpark #adafruit #newproductpick

Get the only spam-free daily newsletter about wearables, running a "maker business", electronic tips and more! Subscribe at AdafruitDaily.com !



No Comments

No comments yet.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.