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October 17, 2011 AT 12:53 pm

HOW TO – Conductive Silver Ink from a Ballpoint Pen

HOW-TO – Conductive Silver Ink from a Ballpoint Pen via BB

Materials researchers at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign have developed a highly conductive silver ink. In this video, Analisa Russo, a graduate student in the research group of Professor Jennifer Lewis shows exactly how to make this amazing ink, which could be used for a wide variety of hobby projects and in advanced electronics hardware.


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6 Comments

  1. This is SO Cool! This would be fun to show at my club I do at school!
    Thanks for sharing 🙂

  2. OK, very impressive in a ballpoint but I’m assuming everyone else is thinking inkjet too?

  3. Looks like the Reprap just got a new head!
    Materials engineering represent.

  4. Nice! The lab equipment puts it out of reach for the rapidly proliferating makerus onabudgeta, which is known more commonly as a Frugal Maker.

  5. @ransomhall: Agreed, but if someone took on the makerus penlabus mantle, I’d expect to see a proliferation of makerus buyacouplea.

  6. I’m throwing my money at the screen but nothing is happening…

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