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This project is my second wearable project. The materials have improved significantly in the past two years. My first project was a Lilypad based Tieduino.   The thread was silver instead of stainless steel, the pixels were monochromatic, and unchainable. The thread did not stand the test of time. You can see below it is quite blackened with tarnish. This inhibits the conductivity in the circuit. The silver thread also seemed to snag in the fabric more often than the stainless.   ...
I would like to apologize for not getting this entry up sooner. This week was a little crazy since my second child was born early this week. Wife and the baby are doing well, but life with the toddler at home has been a bit hectic. I was very happy to see that my FLORA kit arrived today.   Motivation for My Project   My wife and I try not to get too wrapped up in the extreme consumerism that is so prevelant here, although I am an Apple fanboi. We value experiences way more than stuff ...