This fantastic new Electro-Fashion range from Kitronik has been specially designed so electronics can be used in textiles.They allow lighting effects to be added to textiles designs without soldering.
The kits use conductive thread which is a thread that can be used like cotton thread but conducts like a wire.
The sewable LED bulk pack provides enough parts for 60 students and works out at equivalent cost of 1.75 per student.
The bulk pack includes:
- 60 sewable/stitchable coin cell holder
- 60 CR2032 lithium coin cells
- 4 reels of conductive thread each 50 yards long.
- 25 blue flashing LEDs
- 25 red flashing LEDs
- 25 yellow flashing LEDs
- 25 green flashing LEDs
- 10 colour changing LED
This kit uses our own custom designed 'stitchable' coin cell holder. This has the benefit of large, easy to stitch connection points (no more difficult little holes!) and clearly marked terminals which show the battery polarity.
For more information and examples showing you how to use these parts in a e-textiles design visit our dedicated e-textiles section.
This kit is designed and manufactured in the UK by Kitronik.
The Bulk Pack for 60 persons has 110 LEDs. Why does it not have 120, so that each person can have 2 LEDs?
Posted byon Thursday, 8 October 2015
The reason for this is that you can only use 1 colour changing LED per coin cell. This is due to how much current it draws when making certain colours, if you have two or more it wouldn’t be able to make these certain colours and the LED would just reset to the start of the cycle. This means there are enough LED’s for 50 students to have 2 flashing LED’s and 10 students to have 1 colour changing LED’s.
I am a Family and Consumer Science teacher and really want to incorporate the STEM aspect in our fashion and textile unit. Do you ship to the US? and if so what is the cost in US dollars the student kit? Also is there instructions in the kit? I am new to e-textiles but think the kids will LOVE this so I am excited to learn.
Posted byon Monday, 4 November 2013We do ship abroad but we have a minimum order of ?150 ($240). The shipping fee would depend on the weight and size of the items you purchase. If you need any more information the best place to ask is firstname.lastname@example.org .
Hi, I would like to do an e-textiles project with my textiles club before trialling in lessons! Which kit would you recommend? I have been on course a couple of years ago but need a project that is as simple as possible! I like the idea of the zipper creature - do you sell this in a kit form?
Posted byon Monday, 8 October 2012The kit that you have looked at on the website is perfect for the zippi doll. It does however require the addition of a tilt switch, so to make a zippi doll you would need: An electro-fashion sewable LED kit An electro-fashion tilt switch (see Individual e-textiles parts) You then need to follow the instructions in the free to download zippi doll notes and make the doll using fabric, zips, buttons etc which you have supplied. The class pack contains parts to make 60 sewable LED kits (50 with two flashing LEDs, 10 with one colour LED) and offers this at a cheaper price than buying the individual kits. The alternative is to go for the individual electro-fashion sewable LED kits which would be perfect to test it with a small group.
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