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In this video Becky Stern from Adafruit shows how to make a simple circuit on a transparent sheet of plastic coated with indium tin ...

transparent circuit boards

Circuits, Conductive Materials, Polymers, Techniques

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This is a guest post by Victor Babbitt - thank you Victor for sharing your work with us. Light is much harder to handle than electricity. How do we transfer large amounts of light over distances and around many corners? ...

liquid core light guides :: piping light around corners

Ceramics & Glass, Research, Techniques

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Heart On Your Sleeve from Scott Garner on Vimeo. Endlighten is an acrylic sheet infused with colorless light diffusing particles. While regular acrylic only diffuses light around the edges, ...

light diffusing acrylic

Materials 101, Polymers

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Another beautiful piece by Patrick Stevenson Keating via the Bare Conductive website: For the 2012 Milan Furniture Fair, Patrick Stevenson-Keating put together some incredible lamps using Bare Paint suspended in oil. ...

liquidity :: oil + condutive ink lamps

Circuits, Conductive Materials

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Patrick Stevenson Keating created a handcrafted glass particle accelerator for the Milan Design week: The piece consists of a series of organically-shaped hand-blown glass bulbs – each attached to a pump via a ...

a handcrafted particle accelerator


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I used to buy magnetic paint, but I wasn't very happy with its strength, consistency and color, so Nick Vermeer and I decided to make our own. More often than not, things turn out to be more complicated than they appear, ...

DIY magnetic ink

Materials 101, Metal, Techniques

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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 ...

fresh paint :: a magnetic + conductive ink LED display

Circuits, Conductive Materials, Techniques

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A few months ago, Jordan Bunker from the hackerspace Pumping Station: One shared his experiments and simple recipe for a DIY conductive ink. Now, Nick Vermeer from the hackerspace NYC Resistor, arrived at a different ...

more DIY conductive inks

Conductive Materials, Techniques

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The piano box is a (somewhat polyphonic) paper toy synthesizer with 12 keys, each triggering a tone and an LED. The keys are a set of capacitive sensors, made of copper tape, controlled by an Arduino Mega running the ...

piano box

Circuits, Paper, Techniques

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Last summer a few of us at NYC Resistor made the JelTone, a jello-based toy piano that can be eaten and played. Now, Marianne Cauvard and Raphael Pluvinage created the beautiful Noisy Jelly, a kit to make your own ...

noisy jelly :: an agar-based musical game

Organic Materials

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Jordan Bunker from Pumping Station: One has been making his own conductive ink based on a paper written by researchers at the UIUC Materials Research Laboratory. This technique uses easily obtainable materials and tools, ...

hackerspace-made conductive ink

Conductive Materials, Techniques

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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