Making Insulating Dough (Metric Units)

conductive 6Materials:

355 mL Flour
118 mL Sugar
44 mL Vegetable Oil

118 mL Deionized (or Distilled) Water

(Regular tap water can be used, but the resistance of the dough will be lower.)

 

 


Conductive DoughProcedure:

1. Mix solid ingredients and oil in a pot or large bowl, setting aside 118 mL flour to be used later.


Conductive dough being mixed in a pan2. Mix with this mixture a small amount of deionized water (about 15 mL) and stir.

3. Repeat this step until a majority water is absorbed by the mixture.


Conductive dough forming a ball4. Once your mixture is at this consistency, knead the mixture into one “lump”.


Conductive dough flattened on a cookie sheet5. Knead more water into the dough until it has a sticky, dough-like texture.


Conductive dough being formed into a ball6. Now, knead in flour to the dough, until a desired texture is reached.

7. Store in an airtight container or plastic bag. While in the bag, water from the dough will create condensation. This is normal. Just knead the dough after removing it from the bag, and it will be as good as new. If stored properly, the dough should keep for several weeks.