This innovative device is a mechanical switch activated via a magnet. The switch contains two ferrous materials, or reeds, which are drawn together when exposed to a magnetic field, closing the switch. When the magnetic field is removed, the reeds separate, opening the switch. This non-contact switch has the capacity to carry up to 1A and 0.25A while switched, making it an ideal component for various applications.
The LilyPad Reed Switch is not just a component; it's a tool for creativity and innovation. It can be used in a wide range of e-textile projects, from interactive clothing to intelligent home decor. Its non-contact functionality makes it a perfect choice for applications where physical contact with a switch is not desirable or feasible. With the LilyPad Reed Switch, the possibilities are as vast as your imagination.
One of the unique properties of the LilyPad Reed Switch is its durability. The black plastic casing ensures that the switch can withstand the rigors of wearable use, making it a reliable choice for e-textile projects. Additionally, the switch's ability to carry significant electrical loads while switched further underscores its robustness.
Part of the proceeds from the sale of the LilyPad Reed Switch goes back to Dr. Leah Buechley for the continued development and education of e-textiles. By choosing this product, you are not only getting a high-quality component for your project, but also contributing to the advancement of e-textile technology.