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Wearable-Tech Projects with the Raspberry Pi Zero by Jon Witts

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Adding our sewable LEDs

We are now going to plan our circuit for our sewable LEDs and add them to the garment. I am going to run a line of 10 LEDs around the bottom of my top. These will be wired up in pairs so that we can control a pair of LEDs at any one time with our Pi Zero. You can position your LEDs howsoever you want, but it is important that the circuits of conductive thread do not cross or touch one another.

Turn your garment inside out again and mark with a washable pen where you want your LEDs to be sewn. As the fabric for my garment is quite light, I am going to just stitch them inside and let the LED shine through the material. However, if your material is heavier than you expected, then you will have to put a small cut where ...

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