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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