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How-To: Stroke Sensor

Hannah Perner-Wilson shows us how to make this soft stroke sensor with conductive thread. This could be very cool embedded in a fuzzy rug or plush toy!

8 thoughts on “How-To: Stroke Sensor

  1. craftylisha says:

    this might be a really dumb question, but what purpose does this stroke sensor have?? i mean.. why???
    i don’t get it yet!! please someone enlighten me!

  2. Becky Stern says:

    Like I said, you could use it to control lights connected to a fuzzy rug with an embedded stroke sensor, or make a plush toy make noise/light when you stroke its hair.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Oh! That is so much more clear! I was wondering what it was for too. That is such a cool idea!

  4. angie says:

    Where would one buy conductive thread?

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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