Bare Conductive Ink – Paint A Circuit On Your Body


One of my most excellent classmates, Valeria Mirarchi, sent me a link about a paintable conductive ink called Bare Conductive.  The ink is paintable, sprayable, and carries a circuit.  The video below shows the ink in practice, using a dancer placed inside a special digital “music box” creating a tune by completing circuits between music modules.  Now granted, I wouldn’t hook myself up to 480V with this stuff (ha ha haaa), but it’s an interesting product!  Check out the video:

From the Bare Conductive website:

Bare is a conductive ink that is applied directly onto the skin allowing the creation of custom electronic circuitry. This innovative material allows users to interact with electronics through gesture, movement, and touch. Bare can be applied with a brush, stamp or spray and is non-toxic and temporary. Application areas include dance, music, computer interfaces, communication and medical devices. Bare is an intuitive and non-invasive technology which will allow users to bridge the gap between electronics and the body.

Bare Conductive is the brainchild of Matt Johnson, Isabel+ Lizardi, Bibi Nelson, and Becky Pilditch.  Check out their website!




Thanks, Vale!  This rocks!  Thanks to Materials for the initial article!

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