fresh paint :: a magnetic + conductive ink LED display

A few months ago I visited Pumping Station: One where I met William McShane and saw his magnetic + conductive paint LED display. On the video above William explains how it works. This was recorded with my phone so the audio isn’t great, but here’s a summary:

The display is first covered with a layer of magnetic paint and then coated with regular paint. William then drew the circuit traces with conductive paint. The LEDs have a magnet attached to each leg, so they will stick to the display when placed over the traces.

fresh paint by Will McShane

fresh paint by Will McShane

One response to “fresh paint :: a magnetic + conductive ink LED display”

  1. Craig says:

    This looks great. I don’t think the LEDs have magnets though. The metal wiring allows them to stick to the board because of the magnetic paint. The attachments look like resistors to me.

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