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Make: Wearable Electronics by Kate Hartman

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Chapter 2. Conductive Materials

When making wearable electronics, you must consider which materials to use in your circuits. Because bodies have a tendency to bend, twist, and shake their booties, the materials used in wearable circuits are subject to a lot of wear and tear. Conductive materials used in wearable circuits need to be durable, flexible, and sometimes even soft.

In Chapter 1 you learned how to assemble circuits using a variety of conductive materials and tools. In this chapter you will get to know these materials a bit better. You’ll also learn about criteria to consider when choosing amongst them for a wearable electronics project.

Conventional Conductors

Let’s start with the conductive materials and tools that are conventionally used ...

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