Connect The Circuits With This Silver Circuit-Drawing Pen

| July 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

Circuit Drawing Pen

There are a lot of things that we can do with pens these days. We’ve seen pens that double as weapons on the other end. There are pens equipped with digital cameras, audio recorders, or video cameras to take footage on the sly. There are pens with an mp3 or radio attached on the other end.

And then there’s the pen that’s like the king of all these other dual-purpose pens: the pen that can draw real, working circuits.

I mean, really, how cool is this?

This circuit-drawing pen was conceived and turned into a reality by researchers from the University of Illinois. This isn’t the first time that people have come up with instant circuit generators, as researchers from the Leeds University in the UK were able to come up with a modified printer that can churn out sheets printed with electronic circuits.

An advantage to the circuit drawing pen is that it’s definitely more portable and can be used on more surfaces. The pen’s “ink” is actually a silver solution that dries to become circuits; as you can see in the photo, the series of LED lights are actually connected to one another with hand-drawn silver electronic-circuit ink marks.

Now that’s innovation.

[via New Scientist]

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