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1.) Conductive paint
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* Conductive paint
- wire glue is cheap, but takes a long time to cure (8-12 hours) and isn't conductive until it's cured.
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** wire glue is cheap, but takes a long time to cure (8-12 hours) and isn't conductive until it's cured.
  - She uses super glue to protect the wire glue after it's cured.
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*** She uses super glue to protect the wire glue after it's cured.
- nickel print
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** nickel print
- She doesn't use resistors with conductive paint because it's highly resistive.
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** She doesn't use resistors with conductive paint because it's highly resistive.
  
2.) Magnetic paint - she makes it herself.
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* Magnetic paint - she makes it herself.
  
3.) UV reactive thread and beads
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* UV reactive thread and beads
[http://www.amazon.com/SolarActive%C2%AE-Changing-Embroidery-Thread-Starter/dp/B0050D6UX8 Solar Active thread]
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** [http://www.amazon.com/SolarActive%C2%AE-Changing-Embroidery-Thread-Starter/dp/B0050D6UX8 Solar Active thread]
[http://www.amazon.com/Sensitive-Color-Changing-9x6mm-500pcs/dp/B004LCVCA0/ref=sr_1_cc_2?s=arts-crafts&ie=UTF8&qid=1322701136&sr=1-2-catcorr UV reactive beads]
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** [http://www.amazon.com/Sensitive-Color-Changing-9x6mm-500pcs/dp/B004LCVCA0/ref=sr_1_cc_2?s=arts-crafts&ie=UTF8&qid=1322701136&sr=1-2-catcorr UV reactive beads]
  
4.) Temperature reactive material
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* Temperature reactive material
- fabric, pigment, and paint
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** fabric, pigment, and paint
- You can get the pigment from http://www.paintwithpearl.com/
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** You can get the pigment from http://www.paintwithpearl.com/
  
5.) Thermo chromic film
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* Thermo chromic film
- picture of wall paper with thermo chromic film flowers
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** picture of wall paper with thermo chromic film flowers
  
6.) Mylar  
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* Mylar  
- not a "smart" material, but still a cool material
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** not a "smart" material, but still a cool material
- you get it from the inside of potato chip bags
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** you get it from the inside of potato chip bags
  
(an aside)Copper tape is very useful. She uses it a lot.
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*(an aside)Copper tape is very useful. She uses it a lot.
  
7.) moldable materials
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* moldable materials
- polymorph (or polycaprolactone) is plastic that melts in hot water, can be molded, and then is hard nylon once it cools
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** polymorph (or polycaprolactone) is plastic that melts in hot water, can be molded, and then is hard nylon once it cools
  - can be melted any number of times
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*** can be melted any number of times
- sugru a playdoh that cures at room temperature
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** sugru a playdoh that cures at room temperature
- mold making putty cures in 10 minutes and then can take high temperatures
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** mold making putty cures in 10 minutes and then can take high temperatures
  
8.) Quantum Tunneling Composite
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* Quantum Tunneling Composite
- smart flexible polymer (rubber-like)
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** smart flexible polymer (rubber-like)
- near perfect electrical insulator
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** near perfect electrical insulator
- 4mm square and 1.5mm thick can pass 10 amps when squeezed
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** 4mm square and 1.5mm thick can pass 10 amps when squeezed
- conductivity affected by pressure
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** conductivity affected by pressure
- also magnetic
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** also magnetic
- currently not being made due to patent issues
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** currently not being made due to patent issues
- but you can get it in pill form currently  
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** but you can get it in pill form currently  
- used to be able to get in fabric form
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** used to be able to get in fabric form
[http://www.peratech.com/qtcmaterial.php Peratech]
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** [http://www.peratech.com/qtcmaterial.php Peratech]
  
9.) Endlighten
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* Endlighten
- edge diffusing material
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** edge diffusing material
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evGALmP4F8s
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** http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evGALmP4F8s
- price depends on size and goes up with bigger sheet because you need a higher grade plastic
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** price depends on size and goes up with bigger sheet because you need a higher grade plastic
  
10.) Conductive plastics
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* Conductive plastics
- plastics with metal particles (graphite)
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** plastics with metal particles (graphite)
  - comes in sheets
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*** comes in sheets
- stretch sensors with metal in stretchable plastic
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** stretch sensors with metal in stretchable plastic
  - resistance decreases with stretch
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*** resistance decreases with stretch
- conductive polyester rope
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** conductive polyester rope
  - resistance increases with stretch because the fibers align
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*** resistance increases with stretch because the fibers align
- conductive acetate  
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** conductive acetate  
  - thin and clear with a film of metal a few atoms thick  
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*** thin and clear with a film of metal a few atoms thick  
http://www.lessemf.com/
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***http://www.lessemf.com/
  
11.) Shape memory polymers
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* Shape memory polymers
- you expose it to high heat and then shape it
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** you expose it to high heat and then shape it
- after it cools down, you can unshape it, then heat it up slightly and it will return to it's shaped form
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** after it cools down, you can unshape it, then heat it up slightly and it will return to it's shaped form
  
12.) EL wire  
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* EL wire  
- 1.2mm (angel hair) to 6mm (outdoor grade) thick wire with a phosphorous material in it
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** 1.2mm (angel hair) to 6mm (outdoor grade) thick wire with a phosphorous material in it
- comes in sheets
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** comes in sheets
- can make your own sheets with conductive sheeting and phosphorous paint
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** can make your own sheets with conductive sheeting and phosphorous paint
- requires an inverter to step up the voltage and has a danger of shock
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** requires an inverter to step up the voltage and has a danger of shock
- EL driver Ben Zatlin???
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** Sewable EL inverter made by Ben Zatlin???
  
13.) Conductive fabrics
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* Conductive fabrics
- copper tafita
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** copper tafita
- metal iron ons (nickel)
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** metal iron ons (nickel)
  - very durable
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*** very durable
  - nickel lasts longer than the copper
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*** nickel lasts longer than the copper
- fabric that has insulators on one side
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** fabric that has insulators on one side
- anti-static material that is pressure sensitive
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** anti-static material that is pressure sensitive
  - put inbetween two conductive fabrics
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*** put in between two conductive fabrics
- conductive lycra
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** conductive lycra
  - resistance decreases if stretched in one direction, resistance increases if stretched in the other direction
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*** resistance decreases if stretched in one direction, resistance increases if stretched in the other direction
- conductive tape
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** conductive tape
  - metal traces on fabric that is solderable
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*** metal traces on fabric that is solderable
- All found at http://www.lessemf.com/
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** All found at http://www.lessemf.com/
 
   
 
   
14.) Conductive food
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* Conductive food
- candy coated in silver or gold
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** candy coated in silver or gold
- pumpkins as capacitive sensors
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** pumpkins as capacitive sensors
- resistor jelTone http://www.flickr.com/photos/ranjit/5879592536/
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** resistor jelTone http://www.flickr.com/photos/ranjit/5879592536/

Latest revision as of 22:58, 30 November 2011

  • Conductive paint
    • wire glue is cheap, but takes a long time to cure (8-12 hours) and isn't conductive until it's cured.
      • She uses super glue to protect the wire glue after it's cured.
    • nickel print
    • She doesn't use resistors with conductive paint because it's highly resistive.
  • Magnetic paint - she makes it herself.
  • Thermo chromic film
    • picture of wall paper with thermo chromic film flowers
  • Mylar
    • not a "smart" material, but still a cool material
    • you get it from the inside of potato chip bags
  • (an aside)Copper tape is very useful. She uses it a lot.
  • moldable materials
    • polymorph (or polycaprolactone) is plastic that melts in hot water, can be molded, and then is hard nylon once it cools
      • can be melted any number of times
    • sugru a playdoh that cures at room temperature
    • mold making putty cures in 10 minutes and then can take high temperatures
  • Quantum Tunneling Composite
    • smart flexible polymer (rubber-like)
    • near perfect electrical insulator
    • 4mm square and 1.5mm thick can pass 10 amps when squeezed
    • conductivity affected by pressure
    • also magnetic
    • currently not being made due to patent issues
    • but you can get it in pill form currently
    • used to be able to get in fabric form
    • Peratech
  • Conductive plastics
    • plastics with metal particles (graphite)
      • comes in sheets
    • stretch sensors with metal in stretchable plastic
      • resistance decreases with stretch
    • conductive polyester rope
      • resistance increases with stretch because the fibers align
    • conductive acetate
  • Shape memory polymers
    • you expose it to high heat and then shape it
    • after it cools down, you can unshape it, then heat it up slightly and it will return to it's shaped form
  • EL wire
    • 1.2mm (angel hair) to 6mm (outdoor grade) thick wire with a phosphorous material in it
    • comes in sheets
    • can make your own sheets with conductive sheeting and phosphorous paint
    • requires an inverter to step up the voltage and has a danger of shock
    • Sewable EL inverter made by Ben Zatlin???
  • Conductive fabrics
    • copper tafita
    • metal iron ons (nickel)
      • very durable
      • nickel lasts longer than the copper
    • fabric that has insulators on one side
    • anti-static material that is pressure sensitive
      • put in between two conductive fabrics
    • conductive lycra
      • resistance decreases if stretched in one direction, resistance increases if stretched in the other direction
    • conductive tape
      • metal traces on fabric that is solderable
    • All found at http://www.lessemf.com/
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