Through the hurdles of cost, travel, pandemics, and other barriers, you may not have access to a 3D printer but want your very own ThreadBoard. Worry not, as this is the non-3D-printed version of the ThreadBoard that can be constructed with easily obtainable materials.
The ThreadBoard is a magnetic breadboard for embedded computing that allows for the rapid prototyping of e-textile circuits. The motivation behind the ThreadBoard is to develop a tool that will adapt to the unique set of constraints that e-textile creators face when fabricating an e-textile project. With the ThreadBoard, we hope to make a tool that will take into account the fabric-based nature of textiles with the electronic capabilities of ubiquitous computing. With this device, makers can rapidly prototype circuit designs, debug mistakes, and test components.