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Plush Game Controller with Flora & Conductive Fabric (video) #WearableWednesday

April 03, 2013 Becky Stern

Make an oversize plush game controller that actually works! Use conductive fabric and a Flora board to stitch up a capacitive touch sensing circuit. The controller acts like a computer keyboard, allowing you to play all your favorite old school games on emulator sites online.

This is an all-sew project with no batteries, making it great for beginners and even kids to try. Read the complete tutorial to build your own! Source code and pattern included.

Special assistance creating this project provided by Risa Rose.


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