The ThreadBoard: Micro:bit E-Textile Prototyping Board

The ThreadBoard is a magnetic breadboard for wearable 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 wearable computing. With this device, makers can prototype their circuit design, determine thread length, rapidly test components, and even wear/place their designs on different metallic objects.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Award #1742081. The project page can be found here.

This project was developed in the Craft Tech Lab at the University of Colorado Boulder.