Chapter 1. What You’ll Need

The great thing about the FLORA platform, and wearable electronics in general, is how accessible it is to all types of people. Basic projects require very little knowledge about electronics and only a few inexpensive tools. For more complex projects, you will need more specialized tools and a few basic skills.

Tools

The following tools are used throughout this book and your FLORA projects. Making is more fun with good quality tools, so invest a little extra when you can.

Sewing Needle

Needles (Figure 1-1) carry your thread (conductive or otherwise) through fabric by piercing it with the sharp tip, while the hole at the other end holds the thread. When you push/pull a needle through, the thread comes with it, making ...

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