How to Make Your Own Conductive Ink!

Finished Glass Circuit

Silver Circuit Deposited on Glass

Conductive inks have a myriad of different interesting applications. As a quick, additive construction method for electronic circuits, they are especially intriguing. Unfortunately, for a long time they have been just out of reach of the hobby market. They are too expensive to buy in decent quantities, too complicated to make, too resistive to be practical, or require high annealing temperatures (which would ruin many of the materials you’d want to put traces on).

Now, though, thanks to some brilliant minds at the UIUC Materials Research Laboratory, you can make your own decent conductive ink!

For full instructions (and a video to come soon), please visit my website here!

– Jordan

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  1. 1

    Wow. This is great. I want to try this out. Thanks for the write up

  2. zombience #
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    cool! I’ve been meaning to make a touch-LED lighting system for my room, using conductive paint on the walls for the circuitry. this may help me realize that dream.

    thanks!