This week I have learned few things:
- Piet Mondrian LED dress is white- I’ve used a black dress and honestly it did not seem as pretty.
- Do not sew LED until you settle on the batteries and their voltages and amperages respectively – I have been too reckless and thus had decided to buy a new white dress, do the circuitry math and solder the LED ends instead of sewing them.
Now, I have added electrical tape as my black lines to my new beautiful white dress. Then, marked where I want to place the LEDs with a pencil and went on soldering the LED connecting. Also, this time I made some math first and decided to use a 9 V batteries, they usually provide 500 mA before dying so if I have 4 LED in 6 parallel lines (e.g. one LED consumes 2V minimum and 20mA max). As for the conductive thread I have decided to substitute it for normal wiring because I was a little worried using a thread with a 9V volt and it was actually rather hard to connect it with the battery. The dress has two layers and thus I can have a hidden wires that I can stab through the dress and solder to the LED. Additionally, the two layers can help me conceal the batteries whereby I plan on using electrical wire as a housing and sew that to secure batteries. Given that I have verified my circuitry calculation with physical testing, I am really looking forward for the final product, I am almost there!
I will update this post tomorrow with more pics and details.