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How to Sew a Zipper Switch #WearableWednesday

Learn how to stitch up a zipper switch with conductive thread with our new guide on the Adafruit Learning System!

The switch works like a momentary pushbutton. As the zipper pull travels along the teeth, two pads of conductive thread are bridged, momentarily creating an electrical connection.

This connection can be sensed by a microcontroller like FLORA or GEMMA with an activated interal pullup resistor, or be used in place of a push button in circuits like the TV-B-Gone or audio FX boards.

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