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The Scientific Lanyard Overview
Celebrate your nerdiness with a brightly colored, hand-crafted Scientific Lanyard!
                                 
  What is a "scientific lanyard" ?                        
  It is a lanyard made by connecting a series of strips of fabric,                  
  with the lengths of those strips representing some meaningful scientific number or mathematical series.        
                                 
  For example: The first 5 digits of Pi (3.1415) could be represented by this 14-inch long patchwork strip:        
                                 
  3 inches 1 inch 4 inches 1 inch 5 inches    
                                 
  Use the TABS at the top of the page to navigate to the Scientific Lanyard Calculator.            
                                 
  Enter the length of your lanyard and the number of fabric strips that you want to use, and          
  the Scientific Lanyard Calculator will estimate the lengths of fabric strips that are needed to          
  represent 7 meaningful scientific numbers or mathematical series:                
  1) Pi                            
  2) e                            
  3) Avogardro's number                        
  4) The speed of light                        
  5) The golden ratio                          
  6) Fibonacci's series                          
  7) ln(2) (expressed as a series)                      
                                 
  You can print the results with the PRINT button at the bottom of the page.              
                                 
To see more on how I created this calculator, check out my blog:  
                         
  After the Dress...
  If you have any comments or questions, or if you have your own favorite scientific number          
  that you would like for me to add to the calculator, feel free to email me at:              
  gwendolyn_campbell@hotmail.com            
  I'd also LOVE to see photos of YOUR scientific lanyard creation!                
                                 
                                 
                                 
The Scientific Lanyard Calculator    
                   
Enter Your Desired (Finished) Length: Note: 40 inches is suggested for adults.              
Enter the # of Fabric Pieces to be in the Lanyard: Maximum: 10 (9 for Speed of Light)          
Note: Lengths listed in the table below do NOT include seam allowances. Add 1/2 inch to each piece to get 1/4 inch seam allowances.    
  Length in Inches of Each Strip    
Strip # Pi Fibonacci Series Avogadro's Number e Golden Ratio Light Speed ln(2) Series    
  (3.141592653) (1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, etc.) (6.0221412927 E23) (2.718281828) (1.618339887) (299792458 m/s) (1, 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/5, etc.)    
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Actual Finished Length of Lanyard:    
                   
The Scientific Lanyard Tutorial Links  
                 
  Cutting the fabric strips                
    The lengths of each strip are given by the Calculator.      
    Remember to add 1/2 inch to each length for the seam allowances!  
    The width will depend on your method of construction.      
                         
  Making the lanyard                  
  This is a very simple sewing project and you may choose to "wing it."    
  However, if you would like more help, here are some (free) online tutorials to get you started:  
                         
  Two Peas in a Pod
                         
  mairuru  
                         
  Fireflies and Jellybeans  
                         
  Sew Saucy    
                         
  Sew Spoiled      
                         
  Sew Simply Creative    
                         
  Lying on the Couch...        
   
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