Conductive Fabric - Heavy Knit

Replacement:DEV-10055. This page is for reference only.

This is a conductive knit fabric for use in e-textiles. It is silver-plated nylon that is stretchy in one direction. It is highly conductive with a surface resistivity of < 1 ohm/sq. This is a great add-on to any LilyPad project. Medtex 180 Ag Nylon single directional stretch.

If you aren't sure what to do with conductive fabric, you have to check out the Wearable Toy Piano, as well as some of the other cool Instructables.

Note: We found this in inventory and it's in fine condition but we're no longer stocking it. We'll be selling it at a discount for a limited time but when it's gone, it's gone!

  • It's conductive!
  • Easily sew electronic features into your next project
  • Great for use with the LilyPad
  • 12 x 13" (304.8 x 330.2 mm)


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  • Luke H. / about 14 years ago / 2

    I appologize for jacking this thread (no pun intended), but do you have any information regarding how much this conductive fabric's resistance is over a given distance?

    • thisupend / about 14 years ago / 1

      it says above "with a surface resistivity of < 1 ohm/sq. "
      that is saying for every inch there is about 1 ohm of resistance

  • Exonerd / about 14 years ago / 1

    Is this washable at all? I'd assume cold, hand washing at a minimum...

    • Alright quick run down until we get official care instructions. Heat will degrade the conductivity. So wash in cool water. You can use soap such as shampoo or Wool-lite. You want to try to keep a neutral PH, and be sure to avoid chlorine, or fluorine.

    • Anyone cool enough to be wearing conductive fabric has NO reason to wash their clothes.
      But we are looking into washing information. We will post it here when we get it. Thanks.

  • Luke H. / about 14 years ago / 1

    It would be cool to see more e-textile products like this. NiTiNOL wire lengths would be cool too.

  • Azayles / about 14 years ago / 1

    Finally I can realise my dream of being The Human Lightning Rod!
    Nicola Tesla wishes he had some of this :P

    • Luke H. / about 14 years ago / 1

      Mythbusters pwned the myth of lightening attraction to metal a while ago, but funny nonetheless.

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