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Circuit design for conductive inks- Part 1: Intro

May 24, 2021 8:38:33 AM / by Chris Lott posted in printed electronics, printed flexible electronics, Conductive Inks, circuit design


While repairing an old Ham radio transmitter back in high school, I found a bad capacitor. It was a large metal-can electrolytic type, bolted to the steel chassis of the radio. Because it was part of the negative 250 Vdc bias supply, the can was isolated from the chassis with an insulating fiber washer. Unfortunately, the replacement capacitor didn’t come with such a washer, and I couldn’t use the old one because it didn’t fit. Not to be deterred, I decided to make my own custom insulator using a piece of rubber cut from an old bicycle inner tube. To this day, I still remember the small explosion that resulted when I flipped on the power switch, not to mention the odor that was released – I dubbed it “Essence of Midnight in Pittsburgh”. I learned the hard way that inner tubes are not just rubber, but contain a substantial amount of carbon black and therefore don’t make very good insulators.

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Tech-Fashion: Starry Night 2.0

Dec 2, 2020 12:11:14 PM / by Kitty Yeung posted in Photonic Soldering, printed flexible electronics, Conductive Inks, PulseForge, Tech-fashion, LEDs


You might have seen on our website, tutorials and processes I’ve posted on how to embed electronics in garments. Too, I hope you’ll check out my YouTube clips included below.  

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It's PRINTED electronics - so let's talk printing!

May 7, 2020 11:53:57 AM / by Rudy Ghosh posted in Conductive Inks


When I write about printed electronics, I tend to focus on the “electronics” a lot more than the “printed.” For this blog entry, I’m going to try to do just the opposite.  

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