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[caption id="attachment_4819" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="LED Dragon Kite by Jie Qi"][/caption] Jie Qi, from MIT's High-Low Tech group, posted a couple really nice tutorials on how to combine paper, electronics ...

paper + electronics tutorials

Conductive Materials, Paper, Techniques

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As the name indicates, electrotextiles are textiles with electrical properties. They're mostly used for electromagnetic shielding, anti-static and heating purposes, and also for soft circuits: electric circuits or ...

electrotextiles

Conductive Materials, Materials 101, Textiles

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The first edition of Botacon took place last weekend in Brooklyn. The lineup of speakers was impressive and made for one of the best conferences I've ever attended. But one materials-related presentation stood out. Mr. Kim ...

DIY printed semiconductors @ botacom

Conductive Materials, Techniques, Tools

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Interesting article at The Japan Times :) TSUKUBA, Ibaraki Pref. (Kyodo) Researchers at the National Institute for Materials Science have found that an iron compound becomes superconductive — where electrical ...

wine is good for your superconductors

Conductive Materials, Organic Materials

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This is from quite some time ago, but a beautiful artwork from Philip Beesley called Hylozoic Soil which I saw at VIDA 11.0 last year. I just love the way he's used nitinol in the ...

hylozoic soil

Conductive Materials, Metal

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I keep thinking that even though we tend to use conductive fabric and other soft circuits materials mostly for wearables and such, there has to be much more to it than that. Ayman's drumsticks are a great of example of ...

conductive fabric drumsticks for capacitive devices

Conductive Materials, Techniques, Textiles

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Another great initiative from Stanford, this time involving the novel usage of accelerometers. Quake-Catcher Network is a collaborative initiative for developing the world's largest, low-cost strong-motion seismic network ...

quake-catcher network

Conductive Materials

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image source: wikimedia commons EL wire (electroluminescent wire) glows when an alternating current is passed through it. Unlike LED strips, EL wire is not a series of light points, but an unbroken line of visible ...

EL wire

Conductive Materials, Materials 101, Techniques

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This featured video is part one of five in Nanoseries, introducing carbon nanotubes. What is a carbon nanotube? Here is the rest of the series- How are carbon nanotubes made? How can we see carbon ...

nanoseries – what is a carbon nanotube?

Conductive Materials