Conductive Paint: An Interview with Bare Conductive

Back in 2009, a small team of students at the Royal College of Art in London, England, began experimenting with a nontoxic conductive paint. That work laid the foundation for their company Bare Conductive, which inspires artists and engineers to take on innovative projects that involve painting circuits. Circuit Cellar travels to Commercial Street in London and interviews Stefan Dzisiewski-Smith and Isabel Lizardi, two members of Bare Conductive.conductive paint

“There are many conductive paints on the market, and people are using it for various applications,” explained Isabel Lixardi, one of Bare Conductive’s founders. “Many of these paints are ferro-based, making the applications specific and you often have to use protective clothing and gloves to work with it. Our goal was to develop a carbon and water based paint that was non-toxic and easy to use for anybody: from young kids to artists and engineers. We also see interesting examples in businesses.”

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