21st Century Fashion Kit: Electrochromatic Circuits

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What is an Electrochromatic Circuit?

Electrochromatic circuits use electricity to make something change color. It’s very experimental, so you won’t see anything electrochromatic for sale in the store. Here’s a tutorial to get you started making your own electrochromatic circuit. You will combine thermochromatic pigment (which changes color when heated) with steel conductive thread (that will heat the pigment in a short circuit). When you push a felt button, your electrochromatic circuit will turn on, and a design will appear in the thermochromatic pigment. Here's a video example:



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