Soft Stroke Sensor


Hannah Perner-Wilson made this soft stroke sensor from some conductive thread and fabric. When the sensor is stroked, the fibers touch each other in a different way than when still, transmitting the signal to a computer or microcontroller.

4 thoughts on “Soft Stroke Sensor

  1. marlo says:

    i would love to learn more about the materials used for this. i was interested in learning how to use fabrics in making an instrument for myself. any tips?

  2. Soft Stroke Sensor Becky Stern says:

    Yep, go to Hannah’s new tutorial site: or check out her plethora of instructables:

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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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