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How to connect conductive thread ribbon cable with Flexible Flat Cable (FFC) connectors

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Conductive thread ribbon cable from R4R, LLC is the perfect material for wiring wearables because it can be attached just like normal fabric ribbons -flexible, sewable and washable.
You can easily use conductive thread ribbon cable by connecting it with FFC connectors.

Step 1: Components & Tools

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Components
- conductive thread ribbon cable (can buy from Adafruit / SparkFun / Etsy.

link: https://www.etsy.com/listing/182940761/conductive-...)

- FFC connectors (0.100’’ pitch, 4pins, male or female)
(can buy from Digi-Key. Part number: 609-2178-ND/ 609-4477-ND/ 609-2160-ND)

Tools
- pliers

 
FelixW9 months ago

Is it washable for this kind of crimp connector? Thanks...

RetroTechno2 years ago
Nice idea. You might want to include the Digi-Key part number of the connector that you used in this example. There are many styles of FFCs out there....
hayeon (author)  RetroTechno2 years ago
Thanks for your advice! I just included the part numbers.
Yes it's a really nice idea. About the last picture : step 9, what are the other components use to realize this assembly ? Which kind of material between crimp and battery ?
Thanks !
hayeon (author)  elisa-guerin1 year ago

The material between crimp and battery is copper tape.

Thanks!

Ah yes, nice ! But it is expensive, isn't it ?
Can we buy this copper tape on this website ?
Thanks again & Happy new year !

hayeon (author)  elisa-guerin1 year ago

Its not that expensive.

You can buy it on several websites such as sparkfun or adafruit!

smart.