Heating Pad Hand Warmer Blanket

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What Are Heating Pads Good For?

There are a lot of great projects you can use heating pads (5x10cm and 5x15cm) in, ranging from warming gloves, slippers, a blanket, or anything you want to keep nice and warm. Got a beard mask you want to make toasty? Do beards need to be warmer? Not sure. Would it be a fun project? Definitely.

Heating Pad - 5x10cm

Heating Pad - 5x10cm

COM-11288
$3.95
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Heating Pad - 5x15cm

Heating Pad - 5x15cm

COM-11289
$4.95
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What Parts Should You Consider Getting for Your Project?

You can go as simple as getting the appropriate power supply and a heating pad. One heating pad is rated for 5V, and draws about 600mA. If you want to add a form of logic or control to your circuit, such as interfacing with sensors, the easiest way is to add a microcontroller/development board to your project. You will also need some wire and transistor to control the heating pad if you are using a microcontroller. Check the wishlist in the next section for more details on the products used in this tutorial.

Tools

You will need sewing needles, a soldering iron, solder, and general soldering accessories.

Solder Lead Free - 100-gram Spool

Solder Lead Free - 100-gram Spool

TOL-09325
$7.95
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Needle Set

Needle Set

TOL-10405
$1.95
Weller WLC100 Soldering Station

Weller WLC100 Soldering Station

TOL-14228
$44.95
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Suggested Reading

If you aren’t familiar with the following concepts, we recommend checking out these tutorials before continuing.