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Silver Ink Pen Writes in Circuits

13 Jul 16  | Engineering |  Manufacturing |  Technology
Amazing Pen Writes Using Conductive Ink

Japanese startup AgIC have created a pen with a rather unusual property: its ink can conduct electricity!

In an ad released by Japanese infrastructure firm Kandenko, the pen is used to close circuits laid out on paper cutouts, lighting up tiny bulbs and, as the pieces of paper are pushed upright to form 3D structures, creating a tiny paper town, complete with its own lighting. 

The makers of the video said they drew inspiration from children's pop-up books for its creation, and took a number of takes to get their perfect shots. 

AgIC won the TechCrunch Tokyo startup contest in 2014 and work under the mission statement of 'embed[ding] electronics into everything on the planet with printed electronics technology'. 

The AgIC pen can be bought from Amazon Japan for around ¥ 4980 (£36). 
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