Question: How does one prepare clothing with embedded electronics for washing?
Background: There are several Arduino boards/clones that are designed for "wearable tech." (For example, the Lilypad.) Wearable tech with LED light patterns, microphones, GPS, or other circuitry is an interesting concept, but water and electricity tend not to mix.
To prepare wearable tech for washing, I would assume people make large circuitry removable. Yet, inevitably, some electronics will be more-or-less permanently affixed to the cloth. What, if anything, can be done to these electronics (e.g. sewn-in Arduino Lilypad) to make them washing-machine (preferred--hand wash could be done, but it's so much easier to machine wash) safe?