Hey everyone here's the incredible electronic paint intro instructable as well as basic instructions on ow to make a circuit with a switch using this stuff.
This stuff is incredible you draw your circuit, add components, add a power source and you've got a awesome diy circuit board.
You can buy it from the actual manufacture (bareconductive.com) or from most big online retailers for about 7 dollars a tube.
Step 1: Here's What You'll Need
To make this super basic circuit you will need to the following:
- two pieces of A4 paper
- some bare conductive electronic paint
- a pair of scissors
- one LED
- one button cell battery
Also you should be ready to clean up a mess.
Step 2: Getting the LED in Place
The first thing you will want to do is bend your LED leads out so they are straight on both sides just make sure you remember which side is negative and which is positive. Once you have done that lay the LED on the paper and put some conductive paint on both ends. Now wait for it to dry.
Step 3: Making a Switch
To make the switch you will need to cut a thin piece of paper about 4 to 5 cm and draw a thin line of paint down the middle. While its drying bend the paper in the middle back with the painted side down. Now wait for it to dry.
Step 4: Drawing the Circuit
Now comes the part were you get to draw the circuit, to do this all you need to do is paint on the rest of the circuit making sure the paint touches both leads but doesn't overlap itself. Bring the two paint trails close to each other (about 4 to 5cm apart). Chose a side for the battery either is fine but just make sure you place the battery down positive side up on the positive lead and negative on the negative lead. Now with the battery on it wait for it to dry.
Step 5: Finishing Touch
Now place the "switch" on the the opposite side as the battery and make sure the bent up side can bend down and touch the top of the battery.
If it doesn't light up at all don't freak out the conductive paint only becomes conductive when it's dry.
Step 6: The Circuit in Action
If everything is finished and dry you should have a working circuit with a switch and LED. See what else you can create with this awesome paint.
Thanks for reading and as always if you have any questions please leave them in the comments and I'll try my best to get back to you