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Pressure-Sensitive Conductive Sheet (Velostat/Linqstat)

SKU: ADA1361

$7.50 AUD, inc GST
$6.82 AUD, exc GST

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Pressure-Sensitive Conductive Sheet (Velostat/Linqstat)
7.5 AUD

SKU: ADA1361

$7.50 AUD, inc GST
$6.82 AUD, exc GST
2 reviews 0 5 5
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This conductive material (also known as "Velostat" or "Linqstat") is a nice addition for your wearable/sensor hacking toolkit. It's pressure-sensitive: squeezing it will reduce the resistance, so it's handy for making flexible sensors. And it's a lot less expensive than off-the-shelf pressure or bend sensors too! Each order comes with a 11"x11" (28cm x 28cm) 4mil (0.1mm) thick piece. Adafruit may fold the sheet into quarters to ship it to you. To remove any hard creases, simply lay flat on a table and put a heavy book on top to flatten it out.

This presentation from Hannah Perner-Wilson (plusea) has a lot of great ideas for how to use this material.

Pressure-Sensitive Conductive Sheet (Velostat/Linqstat) (7:44)

Technical Details

  • Dimensions: 11" x 11" (280mm x 280mm)
  • 4 mil / 0.1mm thick
  • Weight: 18.66g
  • Temperature Limits : -45°C to 65°C (-50°F to 150°F)
  • Heat Sealable : Yes
  • Volume Resistivity : <500 ohm-cm
  • Surface Resistivity : < 31,000 ohms/sq.cm

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Customer Reviews

  1. Review by Asher verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    Product arrived promptly and carefully packaged. The Velostat arrived with very defined creases in it due to being folded to fit into its packaging, but it will be easy to remove the creases. Happy with the company, pricing, and delivery time. (Posted on 17/08/2018)

  2. Review by peter verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    this stuff is cheap and really effective for making pressure and stress sensors or switches, sandwiched in between copper tape. Achieved 100 % reliability with it (though it was not tested 1000000 times!) This means you can make these types of sensors a fraction of the commercial cost <$1 compared to $20 for a commercial one. (Posted on 31/05/2017)

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