Pincushion Breadboard Bracelet combines the wearable “at-hand” functionality of a wrist-worn pincushion, with the electronics prototyping flexibility of a breadboard. This wearable tool might not seem all that useful to you at first, but I would like to demonstrate that a Pincushion Breadboard Bracelet can be an extremely useful tool for for the right purposes. And, that part of what makes it so useful is that if you’re wearing it close at hand, it will be there when you need it most.
Following are some examples of the Breadboard Pincushion Bracelets that I’ve made for myself and for friends, and the diverse uses we’ve found for them….
Big Buddies Finger Puppets by Angela
Super Bright Light
Morse Code Messenger
Translating sunlight to sound
Streaming “hello world” over WiFi
Emergency Watch Strap
Did you know…
…that breadboards and pincushions have more in common than might be apparent at first sight?
* Pins and sewing needles fit beautifully into breadboard holes, and they even make for great access points when working with crocodile clips.
* The Breadboard Pincushion is an example I made to demonstrate the possibility of making a fabric breadboard that retains the functions of both tools (pin storage, electronics prototyping).
Materials and Tools
– Leather or Tarpaulin (or another sturdy material that does not fray where cut)
– Mini breadboard
– Sewing thread
– Masking tape
– Velcro or snaps
– Sewing machine
– Fabric pen for marking stencil
(- Snap press)
Trace and Cut
Print, cutout and trace the breadboard pincushion bracelet pattern pieces. The pattern pieces are:
* 1 x main bracelet (leather or tarpaulin)
* 1 x powermesh (36 x 90 mm)
(* 2 x Velcro – hooks and loops)
References and Links:
There are many examples of pincushion bracelets you can make for yourself, as well as DIY breadboards made from IDC connectors. Plus you can find endless examples of circuitboards made into jewelry bracelets.
Pincushion Breadboard >> http://www.instructables.com/id/Breadbaord-Pincushion/