Monday, September 14, 2015

Paper Circuits | Use cardstock, reactive foil, and a laminator

Paper circuits: Cardstock, reactive foil, &  laminator.

Written by: Larsha Johnson
9/14/15

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This blog will show you how to make (art or a working) paper circuit. Paper circuits are common and easy to make. I used a basic laminator, cardstock, and reactive foil
 
 
  1. Choose a basic circuit schematic or art design you like. 
  2. Next you will need to print your work using alaser printer using black ink. The heat reactive foil technology will adhere to this type of ink. 
  3. After you have printed your work on card stock you will now be able to send it through the laminator. Simply cut the foil to match the card stock. 
  4. Place the foil paper on top of the card stock
  5. Send both pieces through the laminator. 


Optional (to make a working circuit try laying copper tape or conductive thread on top of printed traces) 

Click here for video: https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=2o7u-AH8qk0

Here's what I used:

*HP LaserJet Pro Printer
*Scotch Laminator 3mm or 5mm setting
*Black card stock 

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