DIY Magnetic Ink

Catarina Mota and Nick Vermeer experimented with magnetic ink: 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,... Read more »

Foil and Paper Speakers

Catarina Mota, Alicia Gibb and Shelby Arnold built a speaker made entirely from copper foil tape on cardstock. They’re testing it with the JelTone edible piano. The speaker’s design comes from the High-Low Tech Research Group at MIT. The tape is applied to the paper in a coil-shaped pattern. When... Read more »

The JelTone, an Edible Toy Piano

This edible piano was created by NYC Resistor members Astrida Valigorsky, Ranjit Bhatnagar, Mimi Hui, and Catarina Mota. As part of our experiments we realized that jello and fruit, which contain a lot of water, are conductive. Embedded in each jello/fruit key is a sterling silver pin (food safe) connected... Read more »