Turn signal biking jacket

Author avatarLeah Buechley | Last edit 9/12/2019 by Clementflipo

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This tutorial will show you how to build a jacket with turn signals that will let people know where you're headed when you're on your bike. We'll use conductive thread and sewable electronics so your jacket will be soft and wearable and washable when you're done. Enjoy!

Step 1 - Design


Step 2 - Important note about the power supply

Step 3 - Transfer the sketch to your garment


Step 4 - Preparation before sewing

Step 5 - Sew your power supply and LilyPad to your jacket



Step 6 - Sew the + petal of your LilyPad down


Step 7 - Put fabric glue on each of your knots


Step 8 - Test your stitching

Step 9 - Sew on your turn signal LEDs

Step 10 - Test your turn signals

Step 11 - Place your control switches

Step 12 - Sew in your switches


Step 13 - Sew a single LED onto the sleeve of each arm


Step 14 - Program your jacket

Step 15 - Go biking

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