EBMMF 2014 Project: Plushie LED Bracelets: Sew your own electronics

Maker Fair 2014 Plushie light up bracelet maker

Makers are invited to combine traditional craft and tech by hand-sewing a bracelet and using electronics to make it light up. During this 30-minute workshop, each participant will make a soft plushie bracelet using conductive thread, LEDs, and laser-cut fabric. Each maker will be given a starter kit that contains all the materials they’ll need to create a bracelet.

Workshops will run all day Saturday and Sunday. Instructors will be on hand to help guide makers through the process. This project is suitable for makers age 8 and up. Makers under age 12 should be accompanied by a parent.

Starter kit includes:

  • Fabric base for bracelet
  • 1 sewing needle
  • 1 needle threader
  • Regular sewing thread
  • Conductive thread
  • 1 LED
  • 1 3V coin cell battery (CR2032)
  • Laser-cut fabric decorations
  • Buttons

Additional tools that will be on hand:

  • Electrical tape
  • Needle-nose pliers
  • Scissors