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10 tips for using conductive thread

10 Tips for Using Conductive Thread

Tips for using conductive thread in your crafting projects. Used to add something powered to something crafty, like LEDs.

Felt Day of The Dead Skull with LEDs DIY eTextile project. Sew the electronic circuit with conductive thread and learn the basics of electronics. found at Instructables.

ETextile Felt Skull Brooch

Felt Day of The Dead Skull with LEDs DIY eTextile project. Sew the electronic circuit with conductive thread and learn the basics of electronics. found at Instructables.

My final year collection has been based on the transparent and ethereal effects of light and shadow qualities on everyday surroundings. Photographing both naturally and artificially occurring shadow compositions informs the shapes, textures, colour, yarn quality and structures used in my woven collections. Creating intricate cut work drawings and photographing them behind light sources mimics the intended purpose and function of the fabric I’m aiming to achieve. Unconventional weaving…

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My final year collection has been based on the transparent and ethereal effects of light and shadow qualities on everyday surroundings. Photographing both naturally and artificially occurring shadow compositions informs the shapes, textures, colour, yarn quality and structures used in my woven collections. Creating intricate cut work drawings and photographing them behind light sources mimics the intended purpose and function of the fabric I’m aiming to achieve. Unconventional weaving…

Bare Conductive Paint Pen: Electric paint. Nontoxic, solvent free and water soluble. You, your child can use it to draw circuits, solder components even do repairs. The pen creates a "liquid wire" that will conduct electricity from your power source to a circuit. Works on traditional electronics, plastic, paper, cardboard even textiles and is compatible with conductive thread, PCBs & microcontrollers such as Arduino, Raspberry Pi and FLORA. Conductive when dry. Comes off with soap and water.

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Bare Conductive Paint Pen: Electric paint. Nontoxic, solvent free and water soluble. You, your child can use it to draw circuits, solder components even do repairs. The pen creates a "liquid wire" that will conduct electricity from your power source to a circuit. Works on traditional electronics, plastic, paper, cardboard even textiles and is compatible with conductive thread, PCBs & microcontrollers such as Arduino, Raspberry Pi and FLORA. Conductive when dry. Comes off with soap and water.

Google has woven conductive threads into sections of clothing to turn them into touch-sensitive panels that work like smartphone screens

Google has woven conductive threads into sections of clothing to turn them into touch-sensitive panels that work like smartphone screens

Conductive thread options - stainless steel thread and nylon threads coated with silver.  Use these threads to conduct electricity in eTextiles, soft-circuits, and craft-tech projects.  lynne bruning (february 2014)

Conductive thread options - stainless steel thread and nylon threads coated with silver. Use these threads to conduct electricity in eTextiles, soft-circuits, and craft-tech projects. lynne bruning (february 2014)

Make Conductive Glue, Conductive Paint, and Conductive Ink

Conductive Glue and Conductive Thread: Make an LED Display and Fabric Circuit That Rolls Up.

Make Conductive Glue, Conductive Paint, and Conductive Ink

High Low Tech Lab at MIT Media Lab lists their sources for conductive thread.  (May 2013)

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High Low Tech Lab at MIT Media Lab lists their sources for conductive thread. (May 2013)

Kristin Henry's sampler on how to sew electronic circuits with conductive thread. A workshop at GAFTA in San Francisco 2010.

Kristin Henry's sampler on how to sew electronic circuits with conductive thread. A workshop at GAFTA in San Francisco 2010.

Test pattern made from the nylon-silver-based conductive thread.  Conductive jellyfish, singing hexagons, hoops and crocodiles: two days of e-embroidery March 18th, 2012

Test pattern made from the nylon-silver-based conductive thread. Conductive jellyfish, singing hexagons, hoops and crocodiles: two days of e-embroidery March 18th, 2012

Insulation Techniques for e-Textiles with older students! STEM & STEAM fashion creations (via sparkfun sfe.io)

Insulation Techniques for e-Textiles with older students! STEM & STEAM fashion creations (via sparkfun sfe.io)

STEAM with soft circuits! Over 15 tutorials for conductive thread and soft circuits (by kaytdek trevershp)

STEAM with soft circuits! Over 15 tutorials for conductive thread and soft circuits (by kaytdek trevershp)