Introduction: Fabric Wind Sensor
This is a wind sensor with conductive thread, conductive fabric and metal ball.
Step 1: Material
- Conductive thread
I bought it from Lame Lifesaver, but you can use also www.sparkfun.com.
You can compare the information here. (www.fashioningtech.com/profiles/blogs/conductive-thread-overview)
- Conductive Fabric
Shieldit super (http://www.lessemf.com/fabric.html)
- Metal ball: I got it from some old toys. I think small magnet also works from radioshack (I didn't try) or any small conductive material would work.
draw it on hardboard and cut it out. Three plains will attach together with conductive fabric. You can use iron to attach conductive fabric.
I used velcro to open and close the box.
Use conductive thread and each thread to each conductive fabric.
you are done! I hook up with simple circuit. I record a message and play when it winds outside and when they feel lonely! It will be good for your outside Christmas tree too!!