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Working 'digg me' tshirt using the digg button kit

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Step 6: Fabric switch

The fabric switch was quite a challenge, I initially researched touch switches and capacitive switches, but it turns out the simplest fabric switch was made by sandwiching some nylon netting with two pieces of conductive fabric. I read this idea on the internet but can't remember or find the source anymore.

I didn't have any conductive fabric, so the conductive thread was sewn to cover the fabric, two pieces of nylon netting was used to separate the fabric as this seemed to work the best.

Below is a video of the fabric switch in action:


 
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