December 20, 2012 AT 3:53 pm

Adabot Self Portrait

Adabotselfportrait

Adabot received some upgrades today, including the ability to use touch-screen devices! Here’s a self portrait taken on an iPad.


conductiveyarn

Stainless Thin Conductive Yarn / Thick Conductive Thread – 35 ft – This 316L stainless steel thread falls somewhere between a thick thread and a thin yarn. Most sewing machines wouldn’t be happy with this thread since its thick, and it has the ‘furry’ soft feel of yarn which makes it poor for most e-textiles/wearables projects. However, the high conductivity and softness make it a great thread for making iPhone gloves!

Sew a couple inches into the pad of your gloves to keep your hands toasty while you use your iPhone, iPad or any other device with a ‘capacitive’ touch screen. Because capacitive sensors sense your finger through conductivity, not pressure, they don’t work when you wear your gloves – they act as insulators. Just follow Becky Stern’s awesome tutorial and in 10 minutes flat you will have upgraded winter wear


Check out all the Circuit Playground Episodes! Our new kid’s show and subscribe!

Have an amazing project to share? Join the SHOW-AND-TELL every Wednesday night at 7:30pm ET on Google+ Hangouts.

Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!

Learn resistor values with Mho’s Resistance or get the best electronics calculator for engineers “Circuit Playground”Adafruit’s Apps!



No Comments

No comments yet.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.