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Conductive Paint Makes Electronics as Easy as Drawing

Conductive Paint Makes Electronics as Easy as Drawing

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Teaching kids how to code and build their own electronics could go a long way toward enabling them to build a greener, more sustainable future, and what once required printed circuit boards or unwieldy wiring is now as accessible as picking up a pen.

Goodbye, soldering iron. Hello, conductive paint.

Bare Conductive offers a line of electrically conductive paint pens and kits, which are capable of producing electrical circuits on paper and creating interactive surfaces.

“You can use Bare Conductive’s Electric Paint for a range of different applications ranging from creative to highly technical projects. It provides a great platform for discovering, playing, repairing and designing with electronics. Electric Paint can be used as a liquid wire to draw or print graphical circuits, or even as a conductive adhesive eliminating the need for soldering equipment. This makes it a great prototyping tool for makers of all ages. Electric Paint also comes in handy for repairing electronics, such as PCBs, or even old TV remotes. You can use the paint to create capacitive surfaces, so you can add interactivity onto almost any object. Electric Paint can be used alongside electrical components, prototyping materials, PCBs, microcontrollers (Arduino, Raspberry Pi, MaKey MaKey, LilyPad, FLORA), e-textiles, and conductive thread.” – Bare Conductive

The Electric Paint is non-toxic and water-soluble, making it safe for kids to use, and it can be applied with just about any method used for other water-based paints, including with a pen, a roller, or a brush, or in combination with a stencil or screenprinting setup. The paint can be used on the surface of a variety of different materials, including paper, wood, metal, textiles, cardboard, and some rubber or plastic materials.

Single Electric Paint pens (10ml) start at £6.00, and kits such as the Voltage Village cost around £20.00. Find out more at Bare Conductive.

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