From the first jar of Electric Paint, Bare Conductive has worked to equip anyone with the tools they need to incorporate electronics and interactivity into their projects and prototypes. They’ve built everything that a creator needs to bring their ideas to life, from materials like Electric Paint, to hardware like the Touch Board and software tools like our Grapher. The kits combine tools with specific project outcomes whether you’re an electronics novice or a printed electronics pro.
How does Bare Conductive technology work?
It all started with Electric Paint, a black water-based, non-toxic paint that conducts electricity when it has dried. With it you can pain simple circuits, add an LED and a battery and the LED lights up!
They also make the Touch Board that has capacitive sensing, the same technology you find on the screens of smartphones. The Touch Board has sensors that can function as touch sensors. When you connect the paint to the sensors, then the paint becomes the sensor! So when you touch the paint, you can trigger a multitude of outputs from the hardware. You can think of painting a light switch with the paint and when you touch the paint, the light goes on!
But there's more: Not only can you turn on a light, you can also trigger a sound, play a projection mapping animation, collect data and so on! Also the touch sensors can be configured as proximity sensors, so now you can turn on the lights by approaching the paint with your hand or by hiding the paint behind other materials, such as wood or glass. You can now touch the wood or glass to trigger the sensor. As you can tell, there are endless possibilities to creating interactive projects.