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Thanks for the detailed instructable. I'm trying to make some connections on a piece of fabric that will potentially be subject to a good amount of bending. I tried using a commercial carbon paste, which resulted in very good conductivity, but the lines of paint I drew broke immediately upon flexing. You state that the carbon 'ink' was much more flexible than the paste- do you think a dilution of my carbon paste in paint thinner or acetone will suffice for my purpose? How did you test that the carbon ink was superior for higher-stress applications? Look forward to your response!
Okay. I tried a greater dilution today, and the lines didn't crack...but they also didn't really conduct. I'm going to go back and apply some more layers. maybe try widening the line width to decrease resistance (though I don't know how significant that will be). I have also been looking into conductive thread and tape- my partner wants to try the paint, so I'm seeing if I can make it work, but realistically I believe those options will probably work better.
It would definitely be worth a try. Any type of flexing material will probably be hard on conductive ink/paste. You could try mixing the graphite with some kind of flexible glue. Also, have you considered conductive thread?
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The battery body might short with the foil, depending on what it is made of. This Rayovac one is metal, but has paint on it, so probably somewhat insulating. But it might still be providing a high resistance connection between the ends.
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No cities have burned, but individual premises and their occupants have, and any electrician who simply tapes cables is not an electrician, and connectors aren't just useful, they are vital to all electrical work. Just as an update as you seem somewhat out of date on current regulations and practice, wago style clips are actually certified for much longer than any other thread themed connector (current City and Guilds) the rule is, anything that tamps down with a threaded screw/cap etc, will eventually come loose due to vibration which effects all installations , and this, is based on the last 100 years of, math, fires, deaths, electrocutions and an ever improving set of regulations and laws, Taping wires together causes fires there is no other way to explain it. We've had a hundred years of shoddy practice, so unless you're going to get it right, then don't try. Just because it hasn't killed you, it may well still kill someone else long after you have (half) finished the job.
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for safety purposes always put on an electrical cap to avoid bad connection, heat, acidental touch if the wire is outside of the box(case)
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This is a great idea, if you need more powerful output thermoelectric coolers in series for higher voltage or in parallel for more current for charging more divices
is this right? (scared to plug in xd)
nvm i failed xd
Where is step 2!?
this was a bit confusing
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