Circuit Scribe mixes art with electronics
A new company called Electroninks is seeking to make DIY electronics child’s play … literally. Circuit Scribe is a roller-ball pen filled with conductive silver ink that enables the creation of circuits by simply drawing them. The circuit-drawing pen first caught our attention back in 2011 during its research phase at the University of Illinois’ research lab of Professor Jennifer Lewis. Now Lewis, along with reactive silver ink wizard Brett Walker, has co-founded a company called Electroninks to produce and market the Circuit Scribe. The pair wants to offer a simpler, less messy and more fun alternative to breadboards used to build circuits. All that is required is a coin battery, paper clip, and LED. By using the pen to draw lines with the silver ink, anyone can create functioning circuits. The more technically-minded can resort to a larger number of components to make more complex circuits. Electroninks says Circuit Scribe is compatible with several electronic platforms such as the open source Arduino and the invention kit Makey Makey. (via Circuit Scribe mixes art with electronics)
Born in Denmark in 1978, John Kenn spends his days writing and directing television shows for kids. When he has time between TV and his twins, he draws his creepy little monster drawings on post-it notes, peeking into a little window into a different world, made entirely on office supplies.