Electrically Conductive Glaze?

Laser cut cardboard audio sampler

Laser cut cardboard audio sampler

Geez, some people have such great ideas.

This post over at GetLoFi.com highlighting an audio sampler made from laser cut cardboard and silk-screened conductive paint got me thinking… has anyone developed an electrically conductive glaze? Seems pretty simple — an iron rich glaze, maybe with some silver? Then you could run low voltage through it to light LED’s, run speakers, attach motion sensors, etc. Man, I’m salivating. Let’s fabricate this idea!

MICA Tools/ Toys

For both future use (at the proposed workshop, fall 2009) and probably here and there during this whole this project here are some links to the Art Tech Center and the tools that I can make available to you at MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art):

http://www.mica.edu/tss/printing/3dprinter/

http://www.mica.edu/tss/printing/lasercutters/

there is also a Roland GX-300 vinyl cutter that is available

Each link talks about the software and file type that works with the machines, and vector files (Illustrator) are used for the vinyl cutter) At this point I’ve been trained in on both the vinyl cutter and laser cutters, posts about future materials testing on these machines and applications for the 3-D printer  will be upcoming…

(thanks for the prompt Forrest)