Bend Sensor Kit (2010)

Using neoprene, Velostat, conductive thread and stretch conductive fabric to construct a fabric bend sensor. Velostat is a piezoresistive plastic film that reacts to pressure with a decrease in resistance. The sensor does not specifically react to bend, but because it is sandwiched between two layers of neoprene, pressure is exerted when bending. Allowing one to measure bend (angle) via pressure.

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Here is an example of a basic circuit sewn with conductive thread that uses the neoprene bend sensor to turn an LED light on and make it shine brighter, the more it is bent or pressured

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