Hey there! I wanted to write a little bit about conductive fabrics, because I love working with them so much.
Conductive fabrics are fabrics that can conduct electricity. They’re super cool because they can be used in wearable technology for a variety of reasons. For example, they can help monitor vital signs such as heart rate, blood pressure, and body temperature. They can also be used to create clothing that can monitor posture and movement.
But wait! There’s more! Conductive fabrics can also be used to create clothing that can include circuits to charge electronic devices such as smartphones and tablets. Can we even harness energy from the fabric to create a battery that can be charged by the wearer’s movements? (I'm not sure how, but I'm sure somebody can!)
So if you’re a maker using Arduino or electronic components, you can use conductive fabrics to create some really fun projects! Imagine creating a shirt that lights up when you’re excited or a jacket that charges your phone while you’re walking around. The possibilities are endless!
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