Mindfulness Pillow:
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Slow Stitching is a crafting method used for meditation. I want to combine slow stitching with soft fabrication and make lighting using conductive materials.

First, I started painting on my fabric. Then I started stitching on it.

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The next step is using copper fabric to make a touch sensor (or a pressure sensor) and add LEDs to light up my piece.

Exploring and sticking copper fabric pieces with heat and bond on my main fabric.

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But before going any further, I first need to try my circuit on a prototype. I started to make the circuit on an Arduino board. Then I Tried it with copper tapes and an AT tiny. I used this code.

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But before going any further, I first need to try my circuit on a prototype. I started to make the circuit on an Arduino board. Then I Tried it with copper tapes and an AT tiny. I used this code.

It worked!

It worked!

Finally, it was time to work on the main piece.

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I did not want to my circuit be visible on the surface so I used a second layer of fabric and start to stitch my circuit and connections on that.

I made jumper wires out of fabric strips and conductive threads.

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I put tape on top of my fabric jumping wires so the threads won’t touch each other.

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Now that the second fabric layer is secure and my circuit is working, it is time to saw the back of the pillow.

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And then fill it out.

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And voila!

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The red LED blinks (like a heart bit) at you touch both copper fabrics simultaneously, the LED on a triangle (at the bottom) just lights on as you touch the switch. The remaining 2 LEDs on the left and right turn on as you touch the switch and turn off if you touch it again (On and off switch).