Paint switches on walls with 'electrical paint'

Inside these small tubes and pots is a viscous ‘electric paint’ which can be used to as a conductive adhesive to ‘paint’ circuits on a variety of materials; from plastic and wood to fabric and fibreglass.

Created by London-based company, Bare Conductive, the jet-black paint takes 10-15 minutes to dry and is designed to ‘fuse’ electrical parts together for small fixtures such as mending a computer, an appliance repair and the creation of an e-textile.

The paint is water soluble, and non-toxic (containing no metals or irritants), and can be sprayed or brushed onto a material, making it a convenient product for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and maths) classroom learning.

The paint has a high concentration of carbon particles and when exposed to the air becomes increasingly compact as it dries allowing electricity – up to 5 volts – to easily flow over an object. Since creating their product, Bare Conductive has big ideas for what their electrical paint could be used for the in future; greeting cards that come to life in our hands and even billboards that talk back.

To view more about the electric paint, visit Bare Conductive's website

All image and video credits: Bare Conductive 

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