Color Me Electric

Photo Courtesy of Bare Conductive Paint

Photo Courtesy of Bare Conductive Paint

Why paint by numbers when you can paint by circuit? There’s a new paint that conducts electricity, and consumers are getting all charged up about it. The paint eliminates the need for wires, cables or sockets, and can be applied to almost any surface, including paper, plastic, metal and even fabric.

A group of students at the Royal College of Art in London created the electrically conductive paint, called Bare Paint, which is available by the jar or as a paint pen. The company is currently using their pens to create a collection of prototype posters that respond to touch. When activated, the posters play audio.

And that’s just one application of this amazing new art supply. Discover the conductive possibilities for yourself. They may shock you.

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Written by Christopher Skinner
Christopher Skinner

July 15th, 2013 at 4:16 pm

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