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Make: Wearable Electronics by Kate Hartman

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Chapter 5. Making Electronics Wearable

There are many challenges you don’t anticipate in designing wearable electronics, which is why it is so important to actually wear your prototypes—early and often. In this chapter I explore what makes something wearable and how to incorporate that into your own designs.

Untitled Wearable 1 by Alex Beriault. Photographed by Dax Varona.
Figure 5-1. Untitled Wearable 1 by Alex Beriault. Photographed by Dax Varona.

Why Wear It

When embarking on a wearable electronics project, the first and most important question you should ask yourself is this:

“Why does this need to be wearable?”

There are many possible answers to this question but it’s important that you have at least one in mind. ...

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