11 Jan '15, 1am

Creating electrochromatic circuits: Learn how to make a magically appearing design using a thermochromatic pigment.

Creating electrochromatic circuits: Learn how to make a magically appearing design using a thermochromatic pigment.

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: Suggested reading Before getting started with this tutorial, here are some related concepts you might want to check out. E-Textiles Basics Sewing with Conductive Thread Make Your Own E-Textile Button Required materials Craft materials: Scissors Felt (to create the button) Thread Thin Fabric to pai...

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