Conductive Thread Comparisons v. 2


Use a multimeter to test a variety of conductive thread and conductive fabric for continuity and resistance. Esty vendors aajan29, Urbanstein and OhmSpun as well as Mitsifuji and some unknown manufacturers products are tested for use in wearable computing eTextile prototypes.

Lady Ada Tutorial on Continuity on Adafruit’s Website
Lady Ada Tutorial on Resistance on Adafruit’s Website

PDF of my conductive thread test results and manufacture links

Recommendation – only purchase conductive thread from a vendor that states resistance in ohms/foot.

For more How to DIY eTextiles, soft circuits, and wearable computing please visit the eTextile Lounge youTube channel.

Testing Conductive Thread for Continuity and Resistance by Lynne Bruning