Hey folks! What follows is an article I wrote for Brit + Co recently on a really amazing product. You can find the original article here. Personally I’m hoping it’s made available in schools nationwide! Imagine how much these would help with learning the concepts of circuitry.
Created by ElectronInks Incorporated out of lab of Professor Jennifer Lewis’ lab at the University of Illinois. These pens currently use the shells of Sakura Gelly Roll Metallic Pens (yes, the same ones that decorated countless notebooks with names, kitty drawings, and emoticons before emoticons existed) to easily draw and doodle using their special electricity conducting ink.
The end result is a working electrical circuit on a plain old piece of paper! That means making a simple circuit just got a whole lot easier and requires far fewer wires and boxy pieces of specialty equipment.