Make your own $1 DIY Conductive Ink from Fire!

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Turn fire into electronic conductive ink, build electronic circuits, create paper musical instruments and inputs for your Arduino board! Conductive Ink is a great way to learn the basics of electronics. This a recipe that is non-toxic and extremely low cost. Featured on WIRED Magazine!

Today you will learn how to make your own conductive ink to draw electronic circuits using the leftovers from your fireplace or BBQ! You can use this ink to draw circuits on paper and cardboard, learn about electronic circuits or play around with arduino boards like the Makey Makey to create paper musical instruments like pianos, digital drumsets, guitars, etc. You can find detailed instruction on Instructables.com!

Conductive Ink is a great way to learn the basics of electronics. This a recipe that is non-toxic and extremely low cost. Comercial conductive inks cost around $10 to $15 for a small pen that may not last for much, specially if you want to draw large shapes or cover large surface areas.

This paint will just cost you cents to make using charcoil left from your fireplace or BBQ, a bit of black water paint and a bit of Elmer’s glue! That’s it!!

 

 

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