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    Content by Mika Satomi and Hannah Perner-Wilson
    E-Textile Tailor Shop by KOBAKANT
    The following institutions have funded our research and supported our work:

    From 2013-2015 Mika is a guest professor at the eLab at Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weissensee

    From July - December 2013 Hannah was a researcher at the UdK's Design Research Lab

    From 2010-2012 Mika was a guest researcher in the Smart Textiles Design Lab at The Swedish School of Textiles

    From 2009 - 2011 Hannah was a graduate student in the MIT Media Lab's High-Low Tech research group led by Leah Buechley


    In 2009 Hannah and Mika were both research fellows at the Distance Lab


    Between 2003 - 2009 Hannah and Mika were both students at Interface Cultures
    We support the Open Source Hardware movement. All our own designs published on this website are released under the Free Cultural Works definition
    Conductive Materials

    Conductive Velcro

    also: Hook and Loop fastener
    Velcro is the brand name for fabric Hook and Loop fasteners. conductive velcro is highly conductive and good for making switches or connections that might need to be opened and closed.

    It has been used in various projects:
    Conductive Velcro Toggle Switch by AnaLou >> http://www.instructables.com/id/Conductive_Velcro_Toggle_Switch/

    Conductive Hook and Loop switch on Syuzi Pakhchyan’s headband, see her Fashioning Technology book >> http://www.fashioningtechnology.com/

    Adrian Freed at CNMAT came up with a cheap alternative to make your own conductive Velcro by simply putting some conductive thread in the hook side of the Velcro and then stitching some into the loop side.

    Suppliers

    >> Less EMF (New Jersey, USA)
    >> http://www.blockemf.com/ (USA)
    >> HookandLoop.com (USA)

    9 Comments so far

    1. tim holland on March 10th, 2010

      Do you have a Uk distributor for conductive velcro

    2. cat mini on July 26th, 2010

      skpang.co.uk sell conductive velcro

    3. Jay on April 5th, 2011

      hey guys,

      got a question about that conductive velcro. Is it safe to be used as a contact if exposed to bad weather i.e. rain? is there a chance of electricution when 6v, 3W is supplied?

    4. Artem on May 2nd, 2011

      Do you have distributor in Israel for conductive velcro ?

    5. seens on May 25th, 2011

      You can’t get electrocuted by 6 volts.

    6. Athies on July 19th, 2011

      What is the base material for the conductive velcro

    7. admin on July 19th, 2011

      from what i’ve seen, i would say that conductive velcro is regular velcro that has been silver coated. velcro is normally made of nylon or polyester.

    8. Casey Rodarmor on April 4th, 2012

      Have you guys experimented with flexible magnetic strips? For example:

      http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/magnetic-strips/clamps/hardware/ecatalog/N-9af

      It’s much cheaper than conductive velcro, and could be used to much the same effect. I’m not sure if it is conductive or not, but that could easily be solved by wrapping it with aluminum or copper foil tape.

    9. edmund on May 4th, 2012

      Hello there , Do you have a german distributor for conductive velcro.

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