I have wanted to play with wearable tech for a while now and this is my first attempt. It combines my interest in hobby electronics with my love of space and shiny things and I would recommend trying this project to anyone who wants some constellation clothing.
My coat shows the constellation Orion and has scientifically accurate star colours and placements. The technology is relatively simple and it was a nice way to pass a few evenings with a needle and conductive thread in hand.
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