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Mindsets Thermocolour Starter Kit

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About this product

Overview

  • Single large (50mm x 150mm) sheet of thermocolour material and 1m of resistance wire
  • Sheet changes colour when heated, turns bright blue above 27°C (human contact or similar)
  • Create bright handprints or leave messages that disappear as they cool

Product overview

• Single large (50mm x 150mm) sheet of thermocolour material and 1m of resistance wire
• Sheet changes colour when heated, turns bright blue above 27°C (human contact or similar)
• Create bright handprints or leave messages that disappear as they cool
• Demonstrate thermal conductivity and dissipation as well as the principles of electric (resistance based) heaters
Special Features
• Comes with an instruction pamphlet on how to make a simple ‘LCD’ screen

What can you do with Thermocolour sheets?

A great learning aid for children, the thermochromic sheet (IT9 002) allows you to create bright messages or handprints that disappear as they cool. The sheet is black at temperatures lower than 27°C. Room temperature is usually between 18-21°C while human contact such as hands, fingers and breath is warm enough to cause the sheet to change colour to a bright blue. The Thermocolour material comes as a 50mm x 150mm sheet but works just as well in small sections.

What does the resistance wire add?

Using the resistance wire included and a small current you can demonstrate an advertising display. The thermochromics sheet will change colour following the wire allowing you to create pictures and messages that appear only when a charge is used.

What can you learn?

The self-adhesive sheet is printed with thermochromic liquid crystal ink that changes colour with heat applied. This could be used to demonstrate thermal conductivity or convection, heat dissipation and how liquid crystals work. With the addition of the resistance wire you can show how resistance creates heat and demonstrating how some electric heaters work. The sheet and wire could be used to make temperature indicators, jewellery or advertising screens. The pack comes with an information pamphlet with instructions on how to make a simple ‘LCD’ display.

Specification

Specifications
Product type Thermocolour sheet
Colour Blue
Size 50 mm x 150 mm
Activation 27 °C or higher
Product type Resistance wire
Size 1 m
Activation Small current (low voltage)

can you cut the sheet up and stick it with glue on to something and it will still work?I was planning to stick it on a phone case but was worried that it wont work)

Asked by: phoebe03
Unfortunately we are unable to guarantee full compatibility for this item in your intended application I am sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you.
Answered by: Darren
Date published: 2016-12-19

Is this 300 x 450mm? The pic shows a square one

Asked by: Dave
Any purchase will result in the item described in the description, the images are used for illustration purposes only. Sorry for any confusion.
Answered by: Brad
Date published: 2015-12-04
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