Skyline Tote Bag
Make your tote bag interactive.
What You'll Need
Teknikio RGB Starboards,
Teknikio Light Sensor Board,
Scissors, sewing thread
Plan out your circuit
Plan out your circuit using alligator clips. Connect the negative pad of the heart LEDboard to the batteryboard and the positive side of the Heart LEDboard to light sensor. Your batteryboard should have three connections like the picture.
Prepare the sky line
Draw or find a picture of your favorite skyline, trace it and scale it to the size of your tote bag. Then print it out and cut it out to test the size.
Cut the felt pieces
Cut out thin felt pieces in various colors. Use your skyline picture to place your felt pieces to create the skyline. After finalizing your design, cut all of the pieces into right size and use pins to hold them in place.
Sew the felt pieces
Sew the skyline pieces to your tote.
Plan your circuit on the bag
Decide where to place the star LEDs, batteryboard and light sensor. Thread your needle with conductive thread.
Attach the Lightsensor
Loop around a positive pad on batteryboard and sew a running stitch to the positive pad on the light sensor board. Loop around “+” pads, secure with a knot, and trim the extra thread.
Repeat between the negative pad on the light sensor and a negative pad on the batteryboard.
You may need to re-thread your needle with more conductive thread
Attach Star LEDboards
Start with the Star LED that is furthest from the light sensor and loop around the negative pad to attach it to the tote. Use a running stitch to sew to the next star and loop around the negative pad. Continue to connect all of the stars this way. Sew from the last star to a negative pad on the batteryboard. Tie a knot and cut your thread.
Connect the positive pads of the LEDboards the same way, making sure not to cross the negative path. Sew from the last star to a “Sense Dark” pad on the light sensor.
Check your circuit connection
Make sure your light sensor is connected to the batteryboard with both “+” and “-” sides. When connecting the LED lightboards, you can choose whether to connect them to “Sense Dark” or “Sense Light” function. This will determine how your circuit will be activated
Test your circuit!
Insert your battery into the batteryboard. Make sure the “+” faces up to match the “+” on the batteryboard. Cover the light sensor- your LEDs should light up!