Light Stitches are now stocking conductive hook and loop. Available in 10cm or 1 metre lengths. Conductive hook and loop material ideal for use as a switch in electronic textiles projects. Excellent holding power. Will conduct along its length and across the gap.
- Can be easily cut to size
- Simply stitch with conductive thread to complete the circuit or glued.
- Supplied in 25mm wide strips in 10cm lengths or 1 metre length.
Data sheets are available on request.
Ideas on how conductive hook and loop work are shown on this Spark Fun video
For more ideas for using Conductive hook and loop see our new Smart Materials and Conductive products book for KS3
Interesting fact about hook and loop
George De Mestral first conceptualised hook and loop after returning from a hunting trip with his dog in the Alps in 1941. After removing several of the burdock burrs (seeds) that kept sticking to his clothes and his dog’s fur, he became curious as to how it worked. He examined them under a microscope, and noted hundreds of “hooks” that caught on anything with a loop, such as clothing, animal fur, or hair. He saw the possibility of binding two materials reversibly in a simple fashion, if he could figure out how to duplicate the hooks and loops.