Decorative Clip - SCOPES Digital Fabrication

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Fab-Safety.1, Fab-Electronics.1, Fab-Modeling.1
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DIY lab Vigyan Ashram
DIY lab Vigyan Ashram
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In this activity students will learn to make a Decorative Clip with Electronics technology.

Students learn about electronics by creating their own Decorative clip.  Students will study the elements and principles of design and understand how they are used to create a 3D printed computer programmable Decorative Clip.  In this lesson, students will conceptualize and then turn their ideas into real-life models.

Learning Objectives are

·      To introduced about conductive thread.

·      Introduction to 3D Designing and 3D Printing.

·      Introduction to LED & Battery connections.

·      To make Decorative clip using Electronic Components.

What You'll Need

– 3D printer

– Wire cutter/stripper


-3D software

Lesson Materials

The Instructions


Discuss with students on the idea of Decorative Clip. In this when we attach clip any cloth & touch it then LED turns ON. Initially introduce them about 3D design software and ask students to do 3D design of clip and let them use their creativity.

Show students photos of different wearable electronics and 3D wearable models

Design our own Clip in different shapes.

Ask students to design wearable clips as per their creativity. Ask them to draw it on paper with dimension and replicate it in 3D design softaware.

Print the design using 3D printer

Teacher Note – After putting a design for printing let printer do its work and start student introducing about electronics. Show them images.

Put electronics on 3D print

a) Connect All LED parallel according following table using conductive thread: 1st LED All LED Positive Positive Negative Negative b) Connect LED to Button cell using conductive thread according to following table: All LED Button Cell Positive Positive Negative Negative

Use conductive thread

Teacher note- You can ask few students to use conductive threads and some to use other conductive material like copper foil, aluminium foil Introduce them with conductive material .


  • (Fab-Safety.1): I can safely conduct myself in a Fab Lab and observe operations under instructor guidance.
  • (Fab-Electronics.1): I can follow instructions to build a simple electrical circuit using conductive material, basic components, and power.
  • (Fab-Modeling.1): I can arrange and manipulate simple geometric elements, 2D shapes, and 3D solids using a variety of technologies.

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