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Royal College of Art IDE Workshop: Liquid Piano

Conductive paint in liquid form creates droplet switches!

We ran a very successful workshop with the Royal College of Art’s Innovation Design Engineering programme. 20 MA/MsC students were each given a pot of Electric Paint and a loose brief to explore the material.  The outputs were fantastic!

 

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Royal College of Art IDE Workshop: Liquid Switches

Materials

To begin you will need:

1 x Electric Paint 50ml
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Syringes

Step 1

Video tutorial

This simple (but very cool) switch uses Electric Paint (diluted with water 1:1) a syringe and two electrodes placed close together. As the material drips out of the syringe, one drop at a time, the drop hits the electrodes and closes the circuit.

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Step 2

Pictures

Links
syringes holding conductive paintclips holding containers of paintpaint squirting out of syringes

Suggested Tutorials

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Royal College of Art IDE Workshop: Liquid Switches

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Electric Paint 10ml

Electric Paint 50ml

Inspiration

Date Posted

2011/11/11

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