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#350 CircuitScribe/LiteWings

Learning about conductive ink with the CircuitScribe LiteWings kit.



There seems to have been quite a boom in conductive paint/ink applications in recent years. From the (google) research I’ve done - see Conductive ink on wikipedia for example - I don’t see any particular reason for “why now” .. no great materials breakthough seems to be driving the trend. Perhaps it is more a market-pull situation - more people interested in wearables and flexible tech for example.

When I saw the latest Circuit Scribe kickstarter campaign, it was a perfect opportunity to try some out.

I received a simple LiteWings kit recently, and was impressed. After making the wing kits I still have ink in the pen, so now looking for novel applications;-)


It is pretty simple!




Depending on how densly one colors in a “wire”, the resistance can range from 35Ω to 75Ω (as measured on my attempts).

The batteries supplied were CR1216 3V, so no extra current-limiting resistance required for the LEDs.

The circuit is as simple as you can get:




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