Copper tape can be an interesting addition to your maker toolbox. The tape itself is made of thin pure copper so it's extremely flexible and can take on nearly any shape. You can solder to it, and the tape itself can carry current just like a normal wire. On the back is an electrically conductive adhesive. The adhesive can't carry significant current, but it is very handy for sensing applications where you don't want to solder the copper tape.
We've seen such tape used for EMI shielding, working with EL, making capacitive touch pads, ultra-thin wiring needs, etc.
It comes in a 25 meters long roll, 100mm (10cm) wide and .07mm thick. The tape has conductive adhesive on one side and a protective paper backing over the adhesive. Check out this simple paper circuit project:
This is an example of a circuit made of Copper Foil Tape connected to the LED:
- Conductive Copper Tape
- Tape width: 100mm (10cm)
- Tape Length: 25 meters
- Tape thickness: 0.07mm
- The adhesive side is also conductive
- 1 x 100mm Copper Foil Tape with Conductive Adhesive - 25 meters