A quick guide to five of the many ways you can use Electric Paint jar
Bare Conductive's Electric Paint is just like any other water-based paint, except that it conducts electricity! This means that you can paint wires or sensors directly onto almost any material around you, including paper, wood, plastic and glass.
Don't know where to begin? Here are some quick ideas on what you can do with Electric Paint.
Using a paper or plastic stencil will allow you to paint perfect graphics to make both simple circuits and sensors with Electric Paint. Try out a ready made stencil, or use masking tape, vinyl or paper to produce clean lines and shapes.
Screen Print It
Want to create a precise and repeatable graphic? Try screen printing Electric Paint. Whether you are making graphical circuits or visual sensors, this technique allows you to control the shape and complexity of your design. You can print the paint on textiles, ceramics, wood, paper, glass, or plastic.
Paint a Capacitive Sensor
Turn a simple piece of paper into a capacitive sensor with Electric Paint. The paint makes surfaces conductive, so once connected to a small device like the Touch Board, you can experiment with triggering audio and visuals by simply touching or hovering your hand over the paper.
Paint a Talking Poster
Pick up some Electric Paint and a paintbrush and get started on your poster design. Want to add music or sound effects? No problem! Either paint straight to the Touch Board or use Alligator Clips make each drawing into a sensor. Doing this with kids? Electric Paint is non-toxic and easy to use.
Create Liquid Switches
If you're a pro then you'll love this. A unique feature of Electric Paint is that it can be used in liquid form. Make your own tilt switch by submerging a spoonful of paint in baby oil, or let droplets of the material make contact with your circuit to set it off at different intervals. Give your projects new form, and experiment with liquid switches to trigger sound or light.