Sunday, July 27, 2014

Noted: DIY Conductive Paint For All Your Wearable Needs via Hack a Day

DIY Conductive Paint For All Your Wearable Needs via Hack a Day

Noted: DIY Conductive Paint For All Your Wearable Needs via Hack a Day

Conductive ink or paint is lots of fun. It opens up tons of possibilities for flexible and unique circuits — unfortunately, it’s pretty expensive. [Brian McEvoy] shows us how to make your own for cheap, and it works great!

He started trying to formulate his own recipe after playing with other Instructable guides and commercially available paint, and what he found is it’s really not that complex! Graphite powder, acrylic paint, and a jar with an airtight seal — seriously, it’s that simple! But, like any engineer worth their salt (he calls himself the 24 Hour Engineer), he had to do some tests to compare his formula.

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