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.