Materials


Conductive Thread Bobbin - 30ft (Stainless Steel)
This is 30 feet of conductive thread spun from stainless steel fiber and wound on a plastic bobbin. Use it to sew up all of your e-textile projects. This small bobbin is a great way to get into wearable electronics without the upfront cost of buying an entire spool of thread. 30 feet of thread is enough to get a simple design stitched onto your shirt, backpack or hat. What sets this thread apart from the other conductive thread that we carry is the fact that it’s actually spun from this stainless steel fiber and doesn’t have a nylon core. This means that while it may not be easy to solder to..
R63.50
Conductive Fabric - 12
This is a conductive knit fabric for use in e-textiles. It is silver-plated nylon that is stretchy in both directions. It is highly conductive with a surface resistivity of < 1 ohm/sq. This is a great add-on to any LilyPad project. Medtex 130 Ag Nylon stretch. It is a bit thinner than our Medtex 180. 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. Features: It’s conductive! Easily sew electronic features into your next project Great for use with the LilyPad Dimensions: 12 x 13" (304.8 x..
R698.00
Conductive Ribbon - 3-Conductor (1 yard)
Here we have some conductive ribbon. Essentially, it’s a fabric with 3 conductors woven into the ribbon. It measures roughly 0.2" wide and 0.03" thick. You will get a 1 yard (~3 foot long) section of ribbon. It has very little (negligible) resistance to it. The material is 68% tinsel and 32% polyester. Since it has 3 discrete conductors in it, you can transmit power, ground, and signal with a single ribbon! It’s relatively flexible and durable. As long as your iron isn’t too hot, it solders easily and makes for a good addition to any wearable electronics project. Documents: Datasheet Sold..
R150.50
Conductive Thread - 60g (Stainless Steel)
This is about 360 yards of conductive thread spun from stainless steel fiber and wound on a spool. You can use it as a creative way to connect various electronics onto clothing projects. This large spool is a great way to get into wearable electronics without a large upfront cost and a large enough quantity to not be afraid of making a few mistakes. What sets this thread apart from the other conductive thread that we carry is the fact that it’s actually spun from stainless steel fibers (as opposed to plated silver) and doesn’t have a Nylon core. This means that while it may not be easy to so..
R1,078.50
Fiber Optic Fabric - Black (40x75 cm)
This black fiber optic fabric is a cool and unique way to add some shine to your e-textiles project. There are optical fibers actually woven into this piece of fabric! Simply shine a bright light into the fiber bundle, which is collected at one end, and the fabric fills with little shining pinpoints. You can make the fabric nearly glow with a little bit of abrasion, just rough it up with fine sandpaper to damage the fiber and make it “leak” light. Selective abrasion is a great way to make a pattern! Dimensions: 40 x 75 cm Documents: Product Demonstration ..
R1,142.00
Magnetic Snap 18mm
A snap is fun, but a magnetic snap adds a whole new layer of possibilities. This are relatively large 18mm diameter snaps (all three pieces come as shown). They couple together very strongly (must be pried apart), rotate freely on the axis, and are electrically conductive. We’ve seen snaps like these soldered onto PCBs and batteries to form a strong, but quick disconnect mechanism. Overall connection resistance is less than 200 miliOhm. Snaps will couple when closer than 10mm...
R39.50
Snap Assortment - 30 pack (male and female)
These sew-on fabric snaps are the same size used on the LilyPad SimpleSnap boards. You can sew these into your project to allow for easy removal or prototyping. They are 8mm snaps, which is equivalent to a size #1/0 at your local fabric shop. Includes: 15x male snaps 15x female snaps ..
R47.50
Thermochromatic Pigment - Red (20g)
We’ve all seen toys and things that change color when you run them under warm water or heat them up in the sun. Some of us were especially mesmerized and had to find out what made them do that. It turns out that this is a property called “thermochromism” and it can be implemented in a number of ways. This particular pigment is a Leuco dye type pigment which is made up of a mixture of Leuco dyes, weak acids and salts microencapsulated in polymer. Sounds complicated, right? Nah, it’s not so bad. All you need to know is that this is a very fine, colored powder that changes to a clear powder whe..
R285.50
Thermochromatic Pigment - Sapphire Blue (20g)
We’ve all seen toys and things that change color when you run them under warm water or heat them up in the sun. Some of us were especially mesmerized and had to find out what made them do that. It turns out that this is a property called “thermochromism” and it can be implemented in a number of ways. This particular pigment is a Leuco dye type pigment which is made up of a mixture of Leuco dyes, weak acids and salts microencapsulated in polymer. Sounds complicated, right? Nah, it’s not so bad. All you need to know is that this is a very fine, colored powder that changes to a clear powder whe..
R285.50
Conductive Hook & Loop Strip - 2.5 cm x 40 cm
This a 40cm long strip of conductive hook & loop (Velcro). This conductive strip is perfect for e-textile projects where you need to make a complete circuit by simply forming a connection between the hook and loop pieces and is extra long so it can be cut to fit your needs. You can use this strip to light LEDs, form a simple on/off switch, make a pair of “velcro” shoes even sweeter than they already are, or pretty much anything you can come up with! Use it the same way you would use conductive thread. Each strip is silver-treated to make it fully conductive and is 2.5cm wide and 40cm long (1..
R571.00
Conductive Hook &amp; Loop Strip - 2.5 cm x 10 cm
This a 10cm long strip of conductive hook & loop (Velcro). This conductive strip is perfect for e-textile projects where you need to make a complete circuit by simply forming a connection between the hook and loop pieces. You can use this strip to light LEDs, form a simple on/off switch, make a pair of “velcro” shoes even sweeter than they already are, or pretty much anything you can come up with! Use it the same way you would use conductive thread. Each strip is silver-treated to make it fully conductive and is 2.5cm wide and 10cm long (1"W x 3"L). Additionally, the surface resistance for bo..
R142.50
Conductive Ribbon - 4-Conductor (Connector)
These crimp connectors can be used to terminate our 4-wire conductive ribbon. Simply insert the end of the ribbon into the connector and press it closed. The “teeth” inside the connector will crimp around the conductors and break them out to 4 standard 0.1" spaced pin headers! The compatible conductive ribbon can be found in the related items list below. Note: When using this with the conductive ribbon, you will need to trim the overall width a bit to fit into the housing. You can do this just for the part that fits inside the connector. Documents: Datasheet Crimp Connector Tutorial ..
R39.50
Conductive Ribbon - 4-Conductor, Insulated (1 yard)
This conductive ribbon is a great way to wire your e-textile projects without running hundreds of stitches all over the place! There are 4 insulated silver coated conductors in this flexible, polyester fabric ribbon. The conductors can’t be soldered to, but we do carry crimp-on connectors that you can use to terminate the ribbon cable with pin-headers. Check out the related items below for connectors. You get one yard of conductive ribbon which can be easily cut with scissors and machine sewn. Features: Low resistance: ~16 ? / ft. 4 Conductor connections Power and data applications Light..
R142.50
Conductive Thread (Extra Thick) - 50'
Conductive thread is a creative way to connect various electronics onto clothing. This thread can carry current for power and signals. While not as conductive as traces on a printed circuit board (PCB), this thread makes wearable clothing ‘wearable’! This thread is stainless steel making it extremely tarnish resistant. This thicker 6-ply thread gives it the ability to conduct much more power. It is often laid on a fabric and then held in place with a over-stitch (sometimes called a couching stitch) of non-conductive machine sewable thread. What can you do with more power? Keep your hands w..
R507.50
Conductive Thread 2ply - 1 meter
Conductive thread is a creative way to connect various electronics onto clothing. This thread can carry current for power and signals. While not as conductive as traces on a printed circuit board (PCB), this thread makes wearable clothing ‘wearable’! This thread is stainless steel making it extremely tarnish resistant. This thread is a 2-ply thread and may be small enough to be compatible with some sewing machines. This thread has a resistance of about 9 Ohms per linear foot and weighs about 0.20 ounces for the full 50 feet. Documents: Datasheet 1 (VN 14/2X90/175S/316L) Datasheet 2 (VN ..
R206.00
Conductive Thread 4ply - 1 meter
Conductive thread is a creative way to connect various electronics onto clothing. This thread can carry current for power and signals. While not as conductive as traces on a printed circuit board (PCB), this thread makes wearable clothing ‘wearable’! This thread is stainless steel making it extremely tarnish resistant. This thicker 6-ply thread gives it the ability to conduct much more power. Because of its thickness this thread is often laid on a fabric and then held in place with a over-stitch of non-conductive machine sewable thread. This thread has a very low resistance of about 4 Ohms..
R222.00
LilyPad Prototyping Stickers - Development Board
LilyPad Prototyping Stickers are a great way to lay out a project before getting out a needle and thread. They help you position your components while working on a pattern so that you know you have room for the boards but don’t have to sew them in place first thing. We sell two different LilyPad sticker sheets, this one has a full-scale sticker of each piece in the LilyPad Development Board, so if you pick up a ProtoSnap LilyPad Development Board, it may be a good idea to grab one of these as well! They’re great for teaching LilyPad based e-textiles classes and workshops, too!..
R47.50
LilyPad Prototyping Stickers - E-Sewing Kit
LilyPad Prototyping Stickers are a great way to lay out a project before getting out a needle and thread. They help you position your components while working on a pattern so that you know you have room for the boards but don’t have to sew them in place first thing. We sell two different LilyPad sticker sheets, this one has a full-scale sticker of each board in the E-Sewing Kit, so if you pick up an E-Sewing Kit, it may be a good idea to grab one of these as well! They’re great for teaching LilyPad based e-textiles classes and workshops, too!..
R47.50
Thermochromatic Pigment - Grey (20g)
We’ve all seen toys and things that change color when you run them under warm water or heat them up in the sun. Some of us were especially mesmerized and had to find out what made them do that. It turns out that this is a property called “thermochromism” and it can be implemented in a number of ways. This particular pigment is a Leuco dye type pigment which is made up of a mixture of Leuco dyes, weak acids and salts microencapsulated in polymer. Sounds complicated, right? Nah, it’s not so bad. All you need to know is that this is a very fine, colored powder that changes to a clear powder whe..
R285.50
Coin Cell Battery Holder - 20mm (Sewable)
This is a coin cell holder for the common CR2032 type battery. The holder has a neat pop-in, pop-out feature that makes changing the battery easy. The feet of the holder have a small hole that allow it to be sewn without modification. Documents:Datasheet..
R31.50
Needle Set
This set of sewing needles is a must-have when stitching together your next e-textile project. Each envelope contains three 48mm, 1.23mm thick needles and two smaller 39mm, 0.67mm thick needles. The eye of each size needle is large enough to easily thread with our conductive thread...
R31.50
Smooth Thread Bobbin - 12m (Stainless Steel)
This is 12 meters of smooth conductive thread spun from stainless steel fiber and wound on a plastic bobbin. Use it to sew up all of your e-textile projects. This small bobbin is a great way to get into wearable electronics without the upfront cost of buying an entire spool of thread. Close to 40 feet of thread is enough to get a simple design stitched onto your shirt, backpack or hat. What sets this thread apart from the other conductive thread that we carry is the fact that it’s actually spun from 12UM stainless steel fiber making it incredibly smooth and without the loose hairs seen on oth..
R95.00
Conductive Stainless Fiber - 1oz
While this may look like a bad toupee it’s actually an ounce of fine conductive fiber that is only 8 microns thick. For a pure metal fiber it’s incredibly soft and can be blended with other fibers and spun into thread or yarn, embedded into composite materials or even felted! Having a stock of raw conductive fiber allows you to control the fiber mix in your thread or other materials, therefor controlling the resistance of the material. Mixing the fiber with a natural hair fiber (anything with “scales”) will yield a blend that is course enough to be felted. Felted conductive fibers can be use..
R157.00
Conductive Fabric - 12"x13" MedTex180
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. It is a bit thicker than the Medtex 130. 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. Features: It’s conductive! Easily sew electronic features into your next project Great for use with the LilyPad Dimensions: ..
R507.50
Conductive Fabric - 12"x13" Ripstop
This is a conductive knit fabric for use in e-textiles. It is similar in feel to a nylon ripstop material. It is highly conductive with a surface resistivity of < 0.02 ohm/sq. This is a great add-on to any LilyPad project. If you aren’t sure what to do with conductive fabrics, you have to check out the Wearable Toy Piano, as well as some of the other cool Instructables. Features: It’s conductive! Easily sew electronic features into your next project Great for use with the LilyPad Dimensions: 12 x 13" (304.8 x 330.2 mm) Documents: Datasheet ..
R269.50
Thermochromatic Pigment - Bright Yellow (20g)
We’ve all seen toys and things that change color when you run them under warm water or heat them up in the sun. Some of us were especially mesmerized and had to find out what made them do that. It turns out that this is a property called “thermochromism” and it can be implemented in a number of ways. This particular pigment is a Leuco dye type pigment which is made up of a mixture of Leuco dyes, weak acids and salts microencapsulated in polymer. Sounds complicated, right? Nah, it’s not so bad. All you need to know is that this is a very fine, colored powder that changes to a clear powder whe..
R285.50
Conductive Yarn - 300m/100g
This is 300 meters of conductive yarn spun from a stainless steel polyester fiber blend and wound on a spool. You can use it as a creative way to knit or crochet various electronics onto clothing projects or even making great stretch sensors. This large 100g spool is a great way to get into wearable electronics without a large upfront cost and a large enough quantity to not be afraid of making a few mistakes. This yarn is extremely pliable and soft to the touch so there should be no worry of loss of comfort when incorporating it into your next e-textiles project. Each spool of this Nm10/3 con..
R539.00
Bare Conductive - Electric Paint (50ml)
Bare Conductive’s Electric Paint is just like any other water-based paint… except that it’s electrically conductive! This means that you can actually paint wires onto things like models, clothes, furniture, walls, almost anything you can think of. Standard acrylic or water-based paints can even be used alongside Electric Paint to act as insulation or to create multi-layer circuitry! You can apply Bare’s Electric Paint like any other water-based paint. You can use a brush, a roller, printmaking equipment, some intrepid users have even tried to spray the material through an airbrush! It’s impo..
R634.50
Bare Conductive - Electric Paint Pen (10ml)
Bare Conductive’s Electric Paint is just like any other water-based paint… except that it’s electrically conductive! This means that you can actually paint wires onto things like models, clothes, furniture, walls, almost anything you can think of. Standard acrylic or water-based paints can even be used alongside Electric Paint to act as insulation or to create multi-layer circuitry! Oh yeah, and now? It comes in a pen! Bare’s Electric Paint Pens are a great electronics prototyping tool for makers of all ages. Nontoxic and water-soluble, they can be used without gloves or mask. Once applied t..
R261.50
Thermochromatic Pigment - Black (20g)
We’ve all seen toys and things that change color when you run them under warm water or heat them up in the sun. Some of us were especially mesmerized and had to find out what made them do that. It turns out that this is a property called “thermochromism” and it can be implemented in a number of ways. This particular pigment is a Leuco dye type pigment which is made up of a mixture of Leuco dyes, weak acids and salts microencapsulated in polymer. Sounds complicated, right? Nah, it’s not so bad. All you need to know is that this is a very fine, colored powder that changes to a clear powder whe..
R285.50

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