- hand sewn 8” trace has a resistance of 41 ohms
- machine sewn top thread 8” trace has a resistance of 108 ohms
- machine sewn bottom thread 8” trace has a resistance of 55 ohms
- easy to thread a size 24 crewel needle
- minimal fray or whisker
- easy to sew by hand as well as machine
- thread is wound on flat cardboard and has to be rewound on a bobbin for machine sewing
2009Bikeman thread is conductive, medium diameter, and has minimal fray. This thread is RECOMMENDED FOR CLASSES AND SHORT CIRCUITS ONLY. for both hand sewing and machine sewing eTextiles, soft circuit, craft-tech, or wearable computing.
To repeat – this thread is good enough for teaching a novice class, but the resistance is too high for making robust and extensive circuits.
Information from website:
6-Ply thread ~ 3 conductive fiber and 3 non-conductive polyester fiber.
Mathew Richie on ebay and etsy
The biggest fault with with this thread is that it is resistive making it difficult to create long traces and robust circuits.