What is E-Textiles/Electro Fashion and how does it work. Learn about what is in the E-Textiles Kit and how the components work.
Electronic fashion or e-textiles are fabrics that enable digital components such as a battery and a light (including small computers), and electronics to be embedded in them.
To do the e-textiles projects, you will need:
Included in your kit are coin cell holders and coin batteries. These are what power the circuits in your e-textiles projects.
This coin cell holders have large connection points for the conductive thread. These are clearly marked to show the battery polarity (positive + and negative -).
Conductive thread can be used like conventional sewing yarn, however it electrically conducts allowing electronics to be integrated into textiles. This makes it ideal for use in a range of e-textile applications.
The ultra-slim, pre-mounted e-textile PCB LEDs run off a 3V coin cell battery and are illuminated continuously when powered.
They have connections to which the conductive thread can be connected. These are clearly marked with '+' and '-' to indicate which is positive and which is the negative connection.
PCB stands for "Printed circuit board"
Printed circuit boards (PCBs) are the foundational building block of most modern electronic devices. Whether simple single layered boards used in your garage door opener, to the six layer board in your smart watch, to a 60 layer, very high density and high-speed circuit boards used in super computers and servers, printed circuit boards are the foundation on which all of the other electronic components are assembled onto.