E-Textile Basics

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The Basics

This tutorial is designed to help the absolute beginner get going with E-textiles. E-textiles is an exciting, new field of electronics that combines embedded electronics with fabric and textiles. These wearable electronics are gaining lots of attention and are becoming more accessible to the non-technical crowd by the day. This tutoorial assumes you have absolutley no previous experience with e-textiles.


Image of the LilyPad E-Sewing kit, one of the many beginner e-textile kits offered by SparkFun Electronics.

Suggested Reading

Before you begin working with eTextiles there are a few concepts you may want to get familiar with: