C H A P T E R  5

LED Bracelets

This chapter explains how to make two versions of an LED bracelet: a “soft” one and a “hard” one. Both bracelets are made using what is known as a parallel circuit, which is one of the most common electronic circuits. Both projects will also introduce you to two methods for making circuits.

  • One uses soldering, which is more traditional in terms of electronics.
  • The other one uses sewing and conductive thread.

At the end of this chapter, you will have new jewelry with extra “bling,” as well as a fundamental understanding of how circuits work.

To start things nice and slow, this chapter introduces you to working with electronic components in relation to fabrics. The chapter also includes a tutorial of the basic ...

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