Learn How to Make an LED Tank Top
Leah Buechley's DIY wearable will light up any night
Leah Buechley created a tank top that can light up any animation you program into it. The design uses basic materials available in most homes, plus a circuit board outfitted with 84 LED lights and placed in a pattern on the top’s chest at two-inch intervals.
Buechley’s design assumes you know a little about programming, a tad about soldering, and just enough about basic circuits. It’s a DIY project, assuming the Y involved can handle those tasks. You can use her design as-is, or use the concept as a jumping-off point for your own LED wearable. The core schematics don’t change if you alter the pattern, or choose to place the LEDs on a t-shirt, jacket or pair of pants.