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Skin-safe conductive ink

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Developed by Royal College of Art students Becky Pilditch, Matt Johnson, Isabel Lizardi and Bibi Nelson, this non-toxic conductive ink, called “Bare Conductive,” seems like it’d be great for electronic musicians and performers of all kinds. Via Fashioning Technology.

8 thoughts on “Skin-safe conductive ink

  1. Juddering by the photographs on the bareconductive website it does not adhere very well or is probably too brittle. Either way, it looks as if a bit more development is needed.

  2. I wonder if this will lead to a new style. Similar to piercings and tattoos. If you had several piercings near each other, could you use through-hole components?

    Can’t wait for the acupuncture LED’s.

  3. I was thinking this would be best used in place of those expensive electrode pads used with TENS units. This way you could run voltage along the entire length of your spine, leg, or whatever without having to place multiple pads.

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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