Bare Conductive's Electric Paint is just like any other water-based paint... except that it's electrically conductive! This means that you can actually paint wires onto things like models, clothes, furniture, walls, almost anything you can think of. Standard acrylic or water-based paints can even be used alongside Electric Paint to act as insulation or to create multi-layer circuitry!
Oh yeah, and now? It comes in a pen! Bare's Electric Paint Pens are a great electronics prototyping tool for makers of all ages. Nontoxic and water-soluble, they can be used without gloves or mask. Once applied the paint dries quickly at room temperature, and can be removed with soap and water.
Note: Electric Paint is not meant for use on skin!
Note: Electric Paint is not waterproof, but depending on what your application is you can paint over it with a waterproof paint or varnish. On the bright side this does make for easy cleanup.
The paint in the pens can take anywhere from 5-20 minutes to dry on paper, depending on relative humidity.
Whether it's for assembling a kit, hacking an enclosure, or creating your own parts; the DIY skill is all about knowing how to use tools and the techniques associated with them.
Skill Level: Noob - Basic assembly is required. You may need to provide your own basic tools like a screwdriver, hammer or scissors. Power tools or custom parts are not required. Instructions will be included and easy to follow. Sewing may be required, but only with included patterns.
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I got my new photon by particle.io and was itching for something to use it on- With a few 1Mohm resistors, some disk caps,a capsense lib, and this here paint I was able to turn a blank outlet plate into a hand painted full featured Phillips hue light switch with on off, dimming, and scene switches painted right on in interesting icon shapes. A definite must for tinkerers. (needs clear coat/protective overlay though to keep from smudging)
Hi ! I try your paint in remote control buttons, they have some 10 or 20 ohms when dry and work ok for a while, but with time the paint peels and falls. It would be great if I could get a good grip on various materials
Had 2 TV remotes that were getting erratic, some buttons had to be pressed hard, and some just didn't work.
Disassembled remotes and cleaned the back of the rubber membrane (the piece that has all the rubber buttons). Then put a little schmear of EP (Elec. Paint) on the back of the offending pads of the membrane. Let it dry 24 hrs. and reassembled. Worked good for a few tries, then had to disassemble again and wipe off some EP that flaked off the membrane and stuck to the PC board and shorted out that button, inhibiting the others. I think thinning the EP with a little water(?) would have made it not so thick and not leave a lump on the membrane pads. But after cleaning the PC board of wayward bits of EP, they have been working finast kind for several weeks now. Knocking on wood and crossing fingers that it will keep on working.