Another cute tutu project – this time from Instructables user theantonius.
I needed to show my students a simple way to embed LEDs on a piece of fabric, so I made a tutu that lights up. Future versions will react to sound, light or acceleration. But for right now, it’s just turning on or off depending on whether the battery is in or not.
Lining Fabric (cotton taffeta) X 1 meter
Tulle X 2 meters
Conductive Thread on a bobbin
3V Coin Cell Battery
:Sewable Coin Cell Battery Holder
The amount of fabric you use will change depending on how long you want your tutu to be. I kept mine super short.
The amount of LEDs you can light up will be dependent on the LED voltage, generally 1.7 – 2.3 volts depending on the color. To make it easier on myself, I used chibitronics LED stickers. Although they were designed for paper electronics, they work very well on fabrics too!
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.