If you’re new to Bare Conductive’s Electric Paint, it’s just like any other water-based paint, except that it conducts electricity and allows you to make your projects interactive. Paint wires or sensors directly onto almost any material around you, including paper, wood, plastic and glass, then watch it come to life. Here are some quick and easy ideas on what you can do with Electric Paint.

  1. Paint a Capacitive Sensor - Turn your simple piece of paper into a capacitive sensor with Bare Conductive Electric Paint. The surface becomes conductive once the paint is applied, so when it’s connected to a small device like the Bare Conductive Touch Board, you can experiment with triggering audio and visuals by simply touching or hovering your hand over the paper.

  2. Use it with Stencils – If you want perfect graphics, using a stencil (paper or plastic) will allow you to paint perfect circuits and sensors easily with Electric Paint. You can use a pre-made stencil, or use masking tape, vinyl or paper to produce clean straight lines and shapes.

  3. Paint a Talking Poster – Yes, you read that right. Pick up some Electric Paint and a paintbrush and get started on creating a fully interactive poster design. Want to add music or sound effects? Easy. Either paint straight to the Touch Board or use Alligator Clips make each drawing into a sensor. Even the children can get involved as Bare Conductive Electric Paint is non-toxic and easy to use.

  4. Screen Print It – If you want to create a precise and repeatable graphic, you could give screen printing Electric Paint a try. Whether you are making graphical circuits or visual sensors, this technique allows you to control the shape and complexity of your design and it’s easy to duplicate this multiple times. You can print the paint on textiles, ceramics, wood, paper, glass, or plastic.

  5. Create Liquid Switches – Now, if you’re up for the challenge or you’re a pro, this one’s for you. A unique feature of Electric Paint is that it can be used in liquid form. Make your own tilt switch by submerging a spoonful of paint in baby oil, or let droplets of the material make contact with your circuit to set it off at different intervals. Give your projects new form, and experiment with liquid switches to trigger sound or light.

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