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Conductive "sponge"

Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by Jon Slaughter, Jan 18, 2008.

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  1. Is there any material out there that is conductive and "sponge" like?
    (something that is very plyable)

  2. Jamie

    Jamie Guest

  3. D from BC

    D from BC Guest

    I guess something better than a dry sponge as seen in the execution
    seen the Green Mile movie.

    D from BC
    British Columbia
  4. BobW

    BobW Guest

    There is stuff called 'zebra strip' used for connecting lcd glass to a pcb.
    This company has these things (and others):

  5. JeffM

    JeffM Guest

  6. Eeyore

    Eeyore Guest

    Yes, have you never received an IC stuck into some conductive foam ?

    But you're an IDIOT, so I expect you'd not have realised it was
    conductive as well as being black.

  7. D from BC

    D from BC Guest

    I stuck an ohm meter on black conductive foam for DIP IC's.
    Spacing ~ 1"
    Force: ~1mm depression
    (The probes didn't puncture the foam.)
    Resistance: ~25kohm

    D from BC
    British Columbia
  8. John Larkin

    John Larkin Guest

    Google things like emi gasket, emi conductive polymer, emi seal.
    Several people make a range of interesting compressible conductive

  9. MooseFET

    MooseFET Guest

    "fuzz buttons" and "brass wool" can give you quite a lot of flex while
    making contact.

    There are also some conductive cloths etc used for EMI shielding on
    things that need to flex.
  10. Phil Hobbs

    Phil Hobbs Guest



    Phil Hobbs
  11. whit3rd

    whit3rd Guest

    Look for brand names like 'Brillo' and 'Kurly Kate'.

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