This neat sensor toy is a great way to test your e-textiles skills. melmomo on instructables share their project:
Soft-sensor-saurus is an interactive e-textiles soft toy. It has an embedded pressure sensor and an LED globe. When you give the dinosaur a squeeze, its heart lights up! This projects is an approachable introduction to e-textiles and wearable technology for beginners to electronics. Basic sewing skills are required. No soldering or coding is required.
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