Japanese Startup Develops An Ink As A Substitute For Wires In Electric Circuits
A new way to light up your artwork!
Japanese startup, AgIC develops a pen that allows users to draw an electric circuit for conducting electricity. The ‘Circuit maker’ can draw electric circuit which can withstand up to 100 volts. They are capable of lighting lamps and powering motors.
How does it work?
The circuit maker uses silver quick drying ink that conducts electricity. Instead of wires carrying the electricity the ink helps in to do so. The startup demonstrated the pen by drawing a series of buildings on electronic-embedded paper that lit up to make a small 3D town, complete with street lights and a moving car.
Here’s a video of the demonstration:
“Traditionally electric circuits are plain and thick and it was really formidable to be put adult opposite walls or a floor. However, with a Circuit Marker, we can simply pull it,” Shinya Shimizu, CEO of AgIC told Reuters.
The pen costs 1,800 yen ($14.99) and a sheet of the required A4-size paper is 3,600 yen ($37.49). A crowd funding backed campaign has also come up with a creation of an eraser pen.
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- AgIc develops a pen that allows users to draw an electric circuit for conducting electricity.
- The pen uses silver quick drying ink.
- The pen costs 1,800 yen ($14.99) and a sheet of the required A4-size paper is 3,600 yen ($37.49).
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