How to create a sewable interface for your Arduino USB board. It is probably not the best solution, especially compared to the Arduino LilyPad. But it is an option for textile electronic projects that use conductive thread and would like to sew directly to the inputs of an Arduino board.
Step 1: 材料与工具
- Solderable Perfboard with copper line pattern
- Male and female headers
- Regular thread
- Piece of fabric
- Small square of stretch fabric
- Arduino USB board
- 9V battery with a 9V battery snap wired to a power plug
- Conductive thread
- Soldering iron and solder
- Cutting knife
- Sewing needle
(- Helping hands and/or breadboard)
Step 2: 准备材料
Cut your perfboard and headers into following pieces (see sketch for details):
One: 5 x 6 holes
One: 5 x 15 holes
Two: 5 x 9 holes
Two: 6 pin rows
Two: 8 pin rows
Two: 3 pin rows
!!! Make sure to divide the 5 x 6 hole piece of perfboard into two disconnected sections 3 x 5 holes each. See picture for details.
File all the edges of the perfboards to that they are rounded and not sharp. This is to prevent the edges from rubbing and tearing at the conductive thread that will later be stitched to the edge holes.
The perfboard pieces can also be downsized, if you only plan on connecting only from one side. I also include two rows of holes on each side of the headers for extra space, which also makes sewing-to easier, but one row of holes to one or either side would also work, and make things smaller. I also include an extra row of holes to each side of each perfboard to sew them in place with regular thread. This takes strain off the conductive thread connections&. but can also be dismissed for downsizing.
Step 3: 焊接
Step 4: 缝接
Step 5: 缝接模块
I plan on using this interface for a few textile objects that I'm working on. Because I would like to be able to sew directly to the inputs, as well as be able to remove the Arduino from the circuit.