Added Jun 1, 2010
Here is my e-Vest, finally, as pre-announced over a year ago …. I re-used the vest this year for another application (the one shown), but I provide instructions on making both the earlier project and the current one in my Technique “Making an e-Vest (electronic vest)”. I will be reusing the vest for a while to support other e-garment applications. The vest itself is fairly basic (well, so are the electronics!), but putting the two together is still (a little bit) avant-garde, although it is happening more and more these days!
Black cotton with a felt-like surface, black bemberg lining, black thread, conducting thread, wiring, batteries, fiber optic cable, an LED sequential strip, a controller for the LED strip, inverters for the fiber optics cables, metal snap fasteners, electrician’s tape, banana plugs, a cloth switch. Ideally a soldering iron should also be used. Note that you need to have some basic knowledge of electricity to do this project.