There’s something about playing with electronics that is really, really cool. It doesn’t matter what you’re building, a tiny robot or just a light switch, there’s something exciting about working with electronics. If you’re just testing something out, the Bare Conductive Pen could be an easy solution.
The Bare Ben is a nontoxic and water soluble conductive pen. No gloves or masks needed. You can use it whether you’re just starting out in electronics or an old pro. You can use this pen to draw your own circuits, attach components and other activities.
This tool is meant for small projects so don’t plan on creating a huge world dominating robot or anything. It really only works with low-voltage power sources. It’s also a cinch to clean up if you were only working at the testing phase. It comes off with soap and water or you can paint over it with water based paint. The pen itself dries very quickly at room temperature. A nice addition to anyone’s electronics tool chest. The Bare Conductive Pen is $7.99.
These things are a real nice thing to have in your toolbox. I’ve used them as a stop gap, for a scratched/damaged/burned out trace, until I can get a new circuit card. Gets the equipment back up and running instead of a down machine.