This course is heavily based in materials. I will provide samples for you to experiment with, but you will be responsible for purchasing materials for individual projects.

Tool Box:

You should get these materials ASAP and bring them to every class.

1. Paper related

paper (or appropriate substrate for the workshop)
X-Acto knife
small tip brushes
tape (single, double sided, and/or glue dots)
hot glue
wire clippers
woodless graphite pencil

2. Electronics

LEDs: 360° LEDs + 5050 SMD LEDs + 5MM in bulk
220 Ohm Resistors (red, red, brown)
10 K Ohm Resistors (black, brown, orange)
3V Lithium Batteries
Small Neodynmium Magnets (you can get these from AI Friedman, the Container Store (look in the office section), or online)
Alligator clips
3M™ Copper Conductive Tape 1181 Single Adhesive Surface (1/4″ width)
Bare conductive paint pen or container
Coin cell battery holders (at least 3)

You will need these as well, but not immediately:

Arduino Uno
Small Recording Module


Acquire these materials as you need them for projects – or just to experiment!

Conductive Ink

CuPro-Cote  conductive ink at EMF
Silver conductive ink at Conductive Compounds
Bare conductive ink for the body at Bare Conductive

Resistive Ink

Y-Shield  resistive ink at EMF
Liquid Graphite resistive ink  at Guerra

Thermochromic Ink

Thermocromic water based inks at Matsui
Thermocromic plastisol inks at Ebay
Thermocromic inks Kits at Ebay

EL Ink

Electroluminescent ink and other EL display materials at Gwent Electronic Materials

Other Inks + Pigments

Pigments and unique paints at Guerra
Water based  silk screen kits at Victory Factory

Conductive Textiles

Conductive Fabric for circuits at EMFSparkfun and Silverell
Conductive Thread for sewing machine at Sparkfun
Conductive Thread for hand sewing at Sparkfun
Resistive Thread (light gray) at EMF
Velostat by 3M at EMF

Conductive Tape + Adhesive

3M™ Copper Conductive Tape at Tedpella