So in this instructable I made a switch that stays on without having to keep pressing on it as well as have it look inconspicuous in a soft circuit project. As a bonus it not only turns a circuit on and off it can toggle more than one circuit. In the sample circuit I made to demonstrate you can switch between three LEDs.
Step 1: What you will need
Thread: You will need some thick thread since the button will likely get a lot of wear and tear. I used embroidery thread.
Conductive Material: You basically need something that you can attach to the bottom of the button to make contact with the conductive thread of the circuit. You have several options here:
- Conductive fabric: You would just need a small piece of conductive fabric and glue it to the button.
- Conductive thread: You can wind a bit of thread up into a bundle and glue to the button. I often have little scraps of thread left over from projects that I can use for this.
- Copper tape/ conductive tape:
- Conductive paint: You can buy it or make your own.
- Metal: perhaps a small thin piece that you can glue to the button
- Wire: I recently saw icecats' instructable on how to make conductive tape using wires, perhaps this can be adapted for the button switch.