Draw Electrical Circuits With This Pen's Special Ink

Andrew LaSane

Why write with normal ink when you can write with silver? A new product from Japanese company AgIC (a reference to Ag, the chemical symbol for silver on the periodic table, and IC which stands for Ink Circuit) promises to help you bring silver ink technology to your home. According to Vocativ, the Circuit Marker is a pen with silver-based, electricity-conducting ink that allows you to turn custom artwork into a functional electrical circuit.

Besides being a way to create glowing city drawings, the pen and its conductive silver ink can be used to teach children of all ages how circuits work. In fact, the company's mission is to make electric circuits more accessible for everyone. 

In 2015, AgIC started a Kickstarter campaign for the Circuit Eraser, a companion to the Circuit Marker and Circuit paper that allows users to erase and edit their circuits. Now, they are all available on the company's webstore. The Circuit Marker will set you back $15, the Circuit Eraser is $8, and the special paper is between $10 and $50. Watch a clip above for a preview of the kind of creativity that can be brought to life with the tech. 

[h/t Vocativ]

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