Painting Circuits Electric Paint Replaces the Soldering

Redakteur: Eilyn Dommel

Painting circuits and sensors on any surface with Electric Paint. The electric ink is liquid wire and conductive adhesive in one.

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Painting circuits and sensors on any surface
Painting circuits and sensors on any surface
(Image source: RS Components)

Electric Paint is electrically conductive, non-toxic, solvent-free, and water-soluble. It can be used as a liquid wire, as a cold-soldering medium, or even as a conductive adhesive. Suitable for use with low-voltage DC power supplies, Electric Paint can be used as a potentiometer and is ideal for prototyping, repairing PCBs, and painting circuits and sensors on any surface.

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The Touch Board is an easy-to-use platform for a huge range of projects.
The Touch Board is an easy-to-use platform for a huge range of projects.
(Image source: RS Components)

The Touch Board microcontroller board integrates a capacitive touch chip, MP3 player, SD Card slot, Li-Po battery charger, and 12 electrodes. The electrodes can be connected directly to conductors, such as Electric Paint pads, to trigger sounds via the MP3 player or other functions such as wireless communication or motor control added using an Arduino expansion shield.

RS Components distributes Electric Paint from Bare Conductive in the tube (10 ml for £ 6.12 net) and in a jar (50 ml for £ 18.36 net). The Touch Board costs about £ 55.00.

Wide range of applications

Electric Paint can be applied with a brush, roller or using screen printing techniques and once the electric paint is completely dry it becomes conductive; however, it can still be removed with soap and water. This conductive ’electric’ paint from Bare Conductive is hugely versatile and suitable for use in a wide range of applications:

  • PCB repair
  • Painting circuits/sensors
  • Cold soldering

Conductive paint is a great platform whether for use in small-scale hobby projects or extremely technical projects:

  • Discover and play
  • Design and repair
  • Create a liquid wire or use as conductive adhesive

The Electric Paint can be used on a range of materials, from paper and textiles to plastics and conventional electronics. It is also suitable for use with a wide range of prototyping materials, electrical components, microcontrollers and PCBs, including Raspberry Pi and Arduino amongst others. This electric ink is the ideal prototyping tool for developers of all ages and stages.

“Starting our partnership with RS Components opens an exciting new thread in the story of Bare Conductive, and will help us expand our passion for creating unexpected ways of interacting with electronics to a global commercial and industrial customer base,” said Matt Johnson, CEO of Bare Conductive.