2020-03-24 (Tu) Electro Knife for Simulated Combat EleKSCo

After chatting with other folks in the knife building group, we wanted to experiment with a couple of different conductive materials. The first choice was a conductive rubber, which was a sheet of silicone with embedded carbon-fiber strands. I tested with E6000 and rubber cement.
Conductive rubber test samples

The other material I was interested in was Velostat. I used the same adhesives and applied them at the same time as the rubber experiment. For the rubber swatches, I glued the samples to a knife handle I chopped off earlier, but the Velostat I just applied some to the surface.
Velostat testing

All of the rubber samples released from the knife handle, but the adhesives stuck the handle well. The rubber cement released from the Velostat, but the E6000 formed a strong bond, which made it the only combination that worked.
One clear winner

GitHub repo for EleKSco.
The rest of the posts for this project have been arranged by date.
First time here?
Completed projects from year 1
Completed projects from year 2
Completed projects from year 3
Completed projects from year 4
Completed projects from year 5
Completed projects from year 6

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