Today I explored Sparkle, an E-Textile project. Using LEDs, a programmable microprocessor, a battery, and conductive thread, I spruced up the St. Matthew's Summer School T-Shirt. Below are some pictures of the shirt in progress. You will notice the conductive thread running between the microprocessor, the LEDS and the battery. This thread is what allows the electricity to travel between the parts, thereby creating the circuit.
You can check the Resources page on this web site for more information about Sparkle. Below is a video clip of the final project. One of the amazing things about Sparkle is that you can program the lights to blink in different sequences and speeds by using a programming tool on the web. You literally hold Sparkle up to the computer screen to program it!