Conductive tape acts like a wire. It carries electricity between a battery and components like LEDs, buzzers, and motors. I’ve used conductive tape to light up a doll house, turn a battery in to a flashlight, accessorize a purse, create an electric rose, and more. I never leave the house without it! (You think I’m kidding. I’m not.)
Choosing conductive tape for your project
My favorite conductive tape is the Z22 Nylon Conducti Tape. It’s the best choice for most projects because it doesn’t tear and it’s conductive on both sides.
Here are some things to keep in mind when choosing conductive tape for your project:
2) One side blocks: Sometimes it’s handy to have tape that blocks electricity on one side and conducts electricity on the other. (Conducti Tape X44)
3) One side is neutral: The most economical tape tends to be metal foil tape with a sticky side that either doesn’t conduct at all or doesn’t conduct very well.
|Sticky and conductive on both sides||Conducti Tape D34 (copper foil)|
|Sticky on one side, conductive on both sides||Conducti Tape Z22 (ripstop nylon)|
|Sticky on conductive side, blocks electricity on shiny side||X44 (aluminum with polyester coating)|