When Sun Jul 15 5pm — 7pm
Where Purple Classroom
1825 Monetary Ln #104 Carrollton, TX 75006
What Silly Putty and Graphene Make a Game Changing Sensor for Robotics, Wearable Electronics and More
Host Joshua Melnick


  • Cost: $5.00

Cancellations for this event must be made before July 15, 2018 — 5:00pm.

Registration for the event is closed.

About this Event

Eric Brunner, PhD, will be discussing how the simple combination of graphene and silly putty make a highly sensitive vibration and deformation sensor. This is a sensor described in a publication from December 2016 in the journal Science, perhaps the most prestigious journal in peer reviewed scientific research. The published work uses lab synthesized silly putty and specially prepared graphene, but similar sensors can be made from store bought silly putty and graphite. Discussion will outline the publication's synthesis procedure and experiments, explain why the combination of these materials produces this phenomenon, and highlight implications in applications for robotics, structural integrity monitoring, body motion capture and wearable electronics.

You do not need to be a member of Dallas Maker Space to attend this event.

The $5 Dollars is to cover pizza and soft drink expense. Please register if your are coming, so we know how much food to order ahead of time.