The fab lab will be hosting a hands on workshop on silver based conductive inks on Thursday June 21 at 7:00 pm. This 2-hour workshop will teach you how to create functional paper-based electronic devices using a rollerball pen filled with conductive ink. This technology, developed in Prof. Jennifer Lewis’ group at UIUC, can be used to link up LED’s, resistors, and sensors in order to quickly build flexible electronic devices. Many projects can be created using silver ink and electronic components that attach to paper with glue or magnets. Come learn to make LED displays, touch-sensitive keyboards, electronic origami, or anything else that you can think of – all with a pen and paper! Conductive fabrics and other electronic materials will also be provided. No previous electronics experience necessary.
Space is limited!
For more information, take a look at the video featured on Chemical and Engineering News: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfNByi-rrO4