5 things you can do with an Electric Paint 10ml Tube
Make the most of your Electric Paint 10ml Tube
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.
1. Draw A Circuit
Use an Electric Paint Tube to draw circuitry on almost any surface. Squeeze the tube gently to dispense a thin bead of paint. Leave for 15 minutes to dry and start testing. Remember that what you create doesn’t need to look like a traditional circuit diagram. With Electric Paint you can produce circuits that are both functional and look cool!
2. Cold Solder
The Electric Paint Tube is perfect for making solder joints or repairs in a variety of scenarios. Whether you’re attaching a through hole component to a PCB, teaching electronics without soldering irons or securing components to a heat-sensitive substrate, Electric Paint works as an effective conductive adhesive. Plus its safe for small hands!
3. Repair Small Devices
The Electric Paint Tube can be used to repair small breaks in circuits on window defoggers, membrane switches and PCBs. The viscous nature of the material makes it easy to apply and manipulate. It’s adhesive properties means that it will stick to the surface and provide a lasting repair. Make sure to isolate any repair from excess moisture and your device will be back up and running.
4. Create E-Textiles
E-textiles present some great applications for Electric Paint. Use the tube to terminate conductive thread and connect it to a microcontroller. Electric Paint works well on most fabrics, natural and synthetic, but remember, it’s water based so will come out in the wash. Whether you’re making a talking cushion or an interactive finger puppet, Electric Paint will be a great addition your e-textile project.
5. Use In The Classroom
Electric Paint is non toxic and easy to use, making it perfect for a workshop or for the classroom. The tube is a great tool to demonstrate how basic circuits work while adding a creative twist to a science lesson. This unique material allows students to bring their circuits to life both through visual customisation and building a new circuit. Use Bare Conductive’s kits or create your own lessons using Bare Conductive tutorials as a guide.