After watching a video by Becky Stern on using snaps to attach components to garments I decided to try updating my model to include garment snaps and channels for running wires to them.
It worked :) so I thought I'd put the updated model up here too.
It's a little bit thicker on the bottom to account for the depth of the snaps and the wire channels, but the top part of the base is the same as the original.
I'm designing a capactive touch hoodie for my daughter. When she puts her hands in the pocket a light on her chest will light up.
To do this I'm using an adafruit gemma and neopixel jewel. The gemma I'm going to sew into the inside of her jacket somewhere so it will be protected by the fabric, but the jewel is going to be outward facing on the chest of a 3 year old so I thought I'd design a case for it ;P
I also liked the idea of shaping the light by using the case. The proof of concept I had for this project was just a simple dome over the light, once I got the fit right for that I expanded into this design bottom and top design with multiple domes over the leds.
Another part of the plan was to make the tops replaceable so that we could design new tops and switch them out from time to time. This is why I designed the tops to snap fit instead of needing glues or fasteners. I also created a multi-filament top with the letter L on it, but that's specifically for my daughter so I'm not posting it here ;)
I'm going to make a couple of other tops aside from this one. As I do I'll add them to this thing.
The parts were modeled in fusion 360. I used the jewel 3D model from Adafruit's github as a reference for size and mounting holes. Adafruit's 3D models can be found here: https://github.com/adafruit/Adafruit_CAD_Parts.
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The walls for the print are thin enough that going 100% on the infill doesn't add a ton to the print time or filament used. To print both the top and the bottom takes about 20 mins or so (on my printer).