The latest offering from Bare Conductive is electrically conductive paint. The water-based coating allows printed graphics to become circuits that carry signals or low-voltage current in multimedia design applications.
I learned about Bare at the NYC Maker Faire in September 2011 where they demoed the paint’s applications in multimedia art and textile applications. Founded by a group of four Masters students at Royal College of Art, Bare’s paints enable anyone to can be used to experiment with electrical conductivity on any two-dimensional substrate.
When combined with other simple electronic components users can make simple electronic circuits or more sophisticated applications like a capacitance sensor that can detect proximity of another person or object.
Paint is sold in 50ml jars and is currently only available in black. It is non-toxic and removed with soap and water. By the time you read this a conductive cosmetic paint will be available allowing this same conductivity to be applied to human skin.
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