The idea for Circuit Scribe was born out of conductive ink research in a PhD lab at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. The inspiration behind putting the ink into a rollerball pen stemmed from the founder’s passion for exploring ways to seamlessly integrate electronics with everyday materials. By allowing users to create circuits the same way they write their name or draw a picture, the barrier of entry into the electronics world is lowered dramatically.
Circuit Scribe believes science and art go together like peanut butter and jelly, circuits don’t have to be hard lines. It encourages users to take the laws of electricity they learn and turn them into something functional and beautiful.
The flagship conductive ink pen is now available alone! Filled with an awesome silver ink that creates electrical connections on paper.
Draw on any surface a rollerball pen will write on. Let your creativity merge with science as you build exciting circuits using Circuit Scribe conductive ink pen, magnetic modules, and plain old printer paper.
The Circuit Scribe conductive ink pen can draw 60-200 meters depending on writing surface and speed (60 meters on absorbent surfaces like a napkin, and 200+ meters on photo paper).
Photo paper also has other benefits: you can erase ink by scratching a trace away, and you also get the highest conductivity on this surface.
Soldering to the ink is possible - but tricky - and greatly depends on paper/surface type and solder type.