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Description: Conductive thread is a creative way to connect various electronics onto clothing. This thread can carry current for power and signals. While not as conductive as traces on a printed circuit board (PCB), this thread makes wearable clothing ‘wearable’!
This thread is stainless steel making it extremely tarnish resistant. This thicker 6-ply thread gives it the ability to conduct much more power. Because of its thickness this thread is often laid on a fabric and then held in place with a over-stitch of non-conductive machine sewable thread.
This thread has a very low resistance of about 4 Ohms per linear foot and weighs about 0.35 ounces for the full 50 feet.
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I used the conductive thread to add touch screen sensitive spots to my gloves. I liked the gloves I already had but wanted to be able to use my phone without taking them off. I sewed spots of the thread onto the thumb and index finger of the right glove and they work great on the phone! The only problem is that I didn’t get the spots in exactly the right place so I will redo it to improve the way the gloves work. I had no problem using this thread with a standard sewing needle.