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This is 30 feet of conductive thread spun from stainless steel fiber and wound on a plastic bobbin. Use it to sew up all of your e-textile projects. This small bobbin is a great way to get into wearable electronics without the upfront cost of buying an entire spool of thread. 30 feet of thread is enough to get a simple design stitched onto your shirt, backpack or hat.
What sets this thread apart from the other conductive thread that we carry is the fact that it’s actually spun from this stainless steel fiber and doesn’t have a nylon core. This means that while it may not be easy to solder to, because it’s stainless, it also won’t burn up when you touch it with a soldering iron. Suitable for hand or machine sewing (as a bobbin thread), it’s particularly ‘toothy’, which means that it grabs tight to your fabric- if you’ve had problems with slippery conductive thread that won’t lay flat or knot, this thread will be a welcome relief. We’ve had no trouble using it for close, tight connections, but if you’re worried, waxing the thread should keep it manageable!
Whether it's for assembling a kit, hacking an enclosure, or creating your own parts; the DIY skill is all about knowing how to use tools and the techniques associated with them.
Skill Level: Noob - Basic assembly is required. You may need to provide your own basic tools like a screwdriver, hammer or scissors. Power tools or custom parts are not required. Instructions will be included and easy to follow. Sewing may be required, but only with included patterns.
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Based on 3 ratings:
quick shipping … product as described … works well … have enough left over for more projects!
… to make touch-capable gloves at very low cost.
This thread works great in wearable projects and holds its knots a lot better than conductive threads that I’ve tried from other companies.