A Soft-Circuit Potentiometer Makes Music

I recently received some e-textile components in the mail from an Italian company called Plug and Wear (www.plugandwear.com).  In the interest of full disclosure, I should state that the company had seen my past posts on e-textiles and sent some sample products free of charge.  Free or no, e-textiles are pretty cool, and I’ve been enjoying experimenting with the items they shipped.

Soft Circuit Elements
Soft circuit elements sent by Plug and Wear

I received the five different items shown at left.    I was particularly interested in the conductive tape, which comes in a range of bright colors.  I was hoping to use it in lieu of conductive thread for a colorful project, but needed to know its conductivity before determining what to do with it.

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