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We have a purchase for 400 units. We expect some of these to arrive next on May 3, 2014.

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Description: This black fiber optic fabric is a cool and unique way to add some shine to your e-textiles project. There are optical fibers actually woven into this piece of fabric! Simply shine a bright light into the fiber bundle, which is collected at one end, and the fabric fills with little shining pinpoints. You can make the fabric nearly glow with a little bit of abrasion, just rough it up with fine sandpaper to damage the fiber and make it "leak" light. Selective abrasion is a great way to make a pattern!

Dimensions: 40 x 75 cm

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  • Interesting, I wonder if this could be used to transmit focused IR light and become a lasertag sensor badge? I’ll have to test that out at some point.

  • How powerful an LED can you apply to this fabric? I’m rather curious what it would look like with say a 3W RGB LED attached…

    • Solerbotics was helping out with a MakeFashion show, they tried what you want to do, here’s a small clip of the results http://instagram.com/p/kn_m8tkKmi/#

      “This time, Tony Grimes dropped in to experiment with his fiber-optic cloth from SensingTex as an illuminating surface, but the included 5mm LED was not dazzling enough. Time to hack in our 3W RGB Star Controller! The plan was to shift the colors to change the overall color of the fabric, but is serendipitously didn’t work. Shifting the optical pickup across the lens of the LED split the light from the individual red, green, and blue elements to to different strands of the fiber optic cloth, making for a wicked speckled rainbow effect.” -https://solarbotics.com/


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