Pushbutton Kit (2010)

Using conductive fabric as the contacts for soft pushbutton and perforated foam as a spacer material, this fabric pushbutton is an extremely basic construction that can be used in many different ways.

>> Fabric Button blog post
>> Instructable
>> Flickr photo set
>> Download Instruction PDF

Here is an example of a basic circuit sewn with conductive thread that uses the fabric pushbutton to turn an LED light on.

Materials included in kit:

– 1.5mm thick HS quality neoprene with polyester jersey fused to either side from:
>> http://www.sedochemicals.com
>> http://www.foamorder.com/neoprene.html
– Stretch conductive fabric from:
>> http://lessemf.com/fabric.html
>> http://www.sparkfun.com/products/10070
– Fusible interfacing from local fabric store or from:
>> http://www.joann.com/heat-n-bond-ultra-hold-iron-on-adhesive-17-w-x-5yds/prd2980/
– 1.5 thick foam from local upholstery store or from:
>> http://www.foamorder.com/upholstery-foam.html

Materials you will need:

– regular sewing thread
– a sewing needle
– an iron
– scissors

Step-by-step instructions

Peel off paper backing

Download editable sensor kit instructions >> http://plusea.at/downloads/kits.svg