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Bare Paint: Conductive Paint

Bare Paint is the result of collaboration between artists and engineers at the Royal College of Art in London. While the idea of conductive paint is not new, this product is the first meant for home users and is non-toxic and easy to use. With it, you can turn pretty much any surface into a circuit board, including skin. It’s a great compliment to a Makey Makey!

Paper houses wired to light up with conductive paint and LEDs. Image source:

Be sure to check out the video in the article, which includes interviews with the creators and demonstrations of different uses!

Anne S

Anne Sauer is an atheist with an appetite for science, good food, and making connections between the two. She is currently pursuing her MBA in Sustainable Management at Presidio Graduate School in San Francisco. Her favorite foods are salted caramel ice cream and chicken tikka masala. You can find her on twitter @aynsavoy.

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