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October 4, 2010 12:56 PM   Subscribe

Squishy Circuits: recipes for making insulating and conductive modeling doughs, for fun electronics projects (via)
posted by Ery (7 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite

 
Very cool. Sort of reminds me of the Lily Pad, which is an Arduino-based system that allows you to build "soft circuits" with conductive thread and specially designed buttons and LED's and such.
posted by DMan at 12:59 PM on October 4, 2010


Those will get through airport security way easier than breadboard projects, too!
posted by whatnotever at 1:12 PM on October 4, 2010


Those will get through airport security way easier than breadboard projects, too!

Are you NUTZ? the first thing I thought of when I saw those was Plastic C4 or some such.
posted by DetonatedManiac at 1:52 PM on October 4, 2010


Yeah, clay with wires sticking out of it will get you in even more trouble than 8 hotdogs taped to an alarm clock would.
posted by aubilenon at 1:57 PM on October 4, 2010 [3 favorites]


I may just be being dumb - but what in that dough recipe is making it especially conductive? I mean, all dough has water in it...
posted by sawdustbear at 3:25 PM on October 4, 2010


It's the ions that make water conductive. In this case, the conductive dough has salt added, while the non-conductive dough does not.
posted by Ery at 3:32 PM on October 4, 2010 [1 favorite]


Ery: The nonconductive dough is mostly oil whereas the conductive dough is mostly water. That's why they say they don't mix, in one of the videos.
posted by aubilenon at 11:44 PM on October 6, 2010


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