How to Write Using Electricity

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In this instructables, we will make a pen that writes using electricity. The required material is easily available.

Step 1: Collecting the Material

The material required is easily available :

⚒ Tools :

● Spoon
● Scissors
● Sticky Tape

Once you are ready with the material, you can go ahead!!

Step 2: Mixing Chemicals!!!

Add salt in water, till no more of salt dissolves.
It will be a saturated solution.
Now add 1 tablespoon turmeric with 1 tablespoon of salt water.
Mix it to make a paste of turmeric.

Step 3: Preparing Paper!!

Soak the tissue paper in salt water.
Carefully place the tissue paper on the metal plate.
Put and spread a thin layer of turmeric on the tissue paper.

Step 4: Making the Pen

Attach a safety pin to the terminal wire of the charger

Step 5: Writing!!!!

Here's the most awaited part of this instructable.
On the switch of the mobile charger and write using the pen.
MAGICCC!!!
The pen writes in red color.
You can also see this project on YouTube on the link below

Step 6: Explanation

So, how does the pen writes using electricity?
This is because of electrolysis of water. Since water is not such a good conductor of electricity we added salt (an electrolyte).

During electrolysis of salt water, Sodium hydroxide (NaOH) a base is produced. Turmeric, an indicator turns red when come in contact with a base. So when we touch pen with tissue paper, electrolysis happens only in touched area and that area becomes red.

This is the working principle of this pen.

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    Swansong

    2 years ago

    This is a neat idea :) Do you have any progress pictures from when you made it?

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    KastubSwansong

    Reply 4 months ago

    Thanks!
    I'll ne adding photos soon...