I was wondering if the digital LED strips can be made to be sewn into clothing and be flexible? Is there a way to power them through conductive thread?
In general, what I'm looking to do is have LEDs in lines on a shirt, that make fading chaser patterns similar to this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPVOxvABhdA#t=0m34s
I figure I'd have LEDs in angled lines, running through the chaser pattern, with the waterproof sheathing frosted over to enhance the 'beams of light' look.
I'm aware of the Lilypad and Flora's own sewable LEDs, but wasn't sure if they would be practical in terms of the number of connections they would all need.
I'm very new to electronics, LEDs etc but am eager to learn to make this project happen. First I was hoping to accelerate the process of knowing if it is even possible, and where I would start.
All info is appreciated!