Walkthrough of my 3D printed cyberpunk LED jacket, plus an in-depth explanation of how I 3D print directly onto nylon mesh fabric. I wrote a full tutorial for this project which was published in HackSpace Magazine, and in my Wearable Tech Projects book from Raspberry Pi Press (link below).
Please also check out the work of David Shorey and Billie Ruben, who are both pioneers of this 3D printing on fabric technique, and who inspired me to try it:
My wearables book:
Buy a glossy hardcopy: https://store.rpipress.cc/products/we…
Or free PDF download: https://hackspace.raspberrypi.org/art…
All electronics used in this project were purchased from Adafruit:
NeoPixel LEDs: https://www.adafruit.com/product/1260
Circuit Playground Express: https://www.adafruit.com/product/3333
CPX Case: https://www.adafruit.com/product/3915
3x AAA Battery pack: https://www.adafruit.com/product/727
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