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    soft conductive putty(soft like Blutac)k; would engineers use it?

    I was just wondering if engineers might use such a think as a temporary test of some piece of electronics, to see if a permanent connection is what is needed...?
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    But what sort of engineer ends up with an assembled piece of electronics while being unsure of which bits should be connected to each other?
    Your putty sounds like a good way to accidentally connect pieces that shouldn't be connected.

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    It exists, but not for ordinary electronics, it can be used in sensors for pressure for example. It might have a role in grounding for static. It is made by carbon granules or metal nano particles in a resin matrix.
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    For electron microscopy work, people use similar materials for charge dissipation on samples (firing electrons at a nonconductive material builds up an electrical charge). The samples are usually gold or carbon coated, but then you need to have connection to ground. I most often use either a carbon or gold paint to do that, but I've seen people use something like a conductive putty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grant hutchison View Post
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    But what sort of engineer ends up with an assembled piece of electronics while being unsure of which bits should be connected to each other?
    Your putty sounds like a good way to accidentally connect pieces that shouldn't be connected.

    Grant Hutchison
    I wonder if that material played a part in this trick:
    https://www.reddit.com/r/FoolUs/comm...eller_just_by/

    Probably just a battery....

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