This is a conductive knit fabric for use in e-textiles. It is similar in feel to a nylon ripstop material. It is highly conductive with a surface resistivity of < 0.02 ohm/sq. This is a great add-on to any LilyPad project.
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I got this fabric so I can modify my snowboard gloves and make them touch screen friendly. The 12x13 piece might be too big for this purpose, so I will have to start modifying friend’s gloves as well.
One of the things that I like to do is to check it’s specifications, so - I measure the resistance and it is very low. Basically you don’t need to care about it. - The texture is soft enough to think that it will not damage the plastic screen. Time will tell. - So far the “ripstop” is confirmed… but I think I will need to wait one season to be sure.
As a metal base conductive fabric, it also conducts temperature. This means that inside the gloves it feels a bit colder where I have contact with skin.
I’m still experimenting and testing different options in different fingers on my old gloves before modifying the good ones…
Used this to make a capacitive touch button for a piece of artwork. The readings were a bit erratic, especially in a room with a lot of people in it, but otherwise it worked really well in a smaller environment.
I used the fabric to make conductive bean bags for a cornhole-like game. I ended up backing the conductive fabric with some cotton twill. So far the bags have lasted through a couple days of heavy use and they’re still going strong.