Week 1 Introduction

Week 1 Presentation: Here.

Class Notes

Conductive Materials

Sewable Components

  • Sewable LEDs
  • Sewable coin-cell battery holders
  • Sewable switches

Sewable Microcontrollers

Tools Mentioned in Class

You could find most of them in the shop and soft lab

  • Multimeter
  • Needle-Nose Plier
  • Wire Cutter
  • Wire Stripper
  • Soldering Iron
  • Alligator Clips (Short)
  • Tape Measure
  • Tailor’s chalk / soap / disappearable marker
  • Fabric Shears
  • Rotary Cutter
  • Pinking Shears
  • Thread Cutter
  • Embroider Scissors
  • Needles
  • Needle Threader
  • Stitch Remover
  • Embroidery Hoop
  • Fray check / clear nail polish
  • Heatnbond
  • Iron

Useful Links


1. Watch: The Next Black

2. Soft circuit 1.0:

  • Create a soft circuit with two LEDs and 1 switch. Schematic as shown.
  • You could add more LEDs or more switches.
  • The circuit could be on a piece of textile or on clothing.
  • Be “creative” with the switch.

Week 1 Assignment Schematic

Embroidery inspirations:

3. Blog Post

Please send the link to your blog to jingwen.zhu@nyu.edu. I’ll add them to the syllabus website. This week, please take photos of your in-class LED circuit and your LED embroidery assignment, and post them on your blog. Documentation of the process is also encouraged.