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University of Illinois researchers explain how they make their conductive ink on this step-by-step tutorial. (via Boing ...

how to make conductive ink

Conductive Materials, Paper, Techniques

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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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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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Here's an introductory video about polymorph- How to bend sheets of polymorph- How to add colour to ...

a few videos about polymorph..

Polymers, Techniques

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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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I've learned that there are 3 main challenges in working with soft circuits. The first one is to create circuitry with materials that are almost always completely exposed: a lot of thought goes into the layout of the ...

connecting hardware & softwear on soft(er) circuits

Materials 101, Techniques, Textiles

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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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The Materials Research Science and Engineering Center at the University of Wisconsin has available on its site a highly experimental, but apparently feasible, tutorial for producing DIY OLEDs using conductive glass and a ...

DIY OLED

Ceramics & Glass, Techniques

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This mitten lights up when its wearer shakes hands with someone. It has two exposed soft contacts around the thumb and across the palm which, when bridged by bare skin, turn on the LED embedded on the flower. The mitten ...

light up handshake glove

Conductive Materials, Materials 101, Techniques, Textiles