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Paper Circuitry at Home: Electric Origami. This little LED-lit cube is much more than just a paper lantern: It’s a translucent and flexible thin-film electronic circuit that hooks up a battery to an LED, limber enough to be folded into an origami box. And the coolest thing about circuits like these? You can make them at home. In what follows, we combine basic electronics (an LED Throwie) and papercraft (a traditional origami balloon) to make what might be called an “LED Foldie.” The circuitry consists of aluminum foil traces, ironed onto adhesive paper such as freezer paper, photo mounting paper, or even a laser printed pattern. Something constructed this way can then be folded so fit an LED and battery to complete the circuit. The Fine Art of Electronics {under construction} This tutorial shows you how to make a paper battery holder for coin cell batteries (CR2032 and CR2016).

The Fine Art of Electronics {under construction}

Scroll to the bottom of this page for the video tutorial. Materials and Tools. 6th Grade Students Illuminate Poetry with Paper Circuitry. A MiddleWeb Blog There was a shout from the far corner of the room.

6th Grade Students Illuminate Poetry with Paper Circuitry

“I got it! I got it to work! Check … it … out.” Digital Is. As a professional artist, deepening the ways in which seemingly disparate objects and processes are interconnected through locating, and mapping their intersections has been one of the main elements of my studio practice.

Digital Is

The Fab Lab tools and working processes create an environment that is well suited to investigating those types of intersections. In an effort to integrate Fab Lab tools centered on craft, and studio-based processes into the classroom, I have been working to implement a Mobile MakerCart at a project-based K-8 charter school. In addition to introducing craft-based physical computing projects to the children, a guiding principle behind the MakerCart is to give teachers the opportunity to develop familiarity with the MakerCart’s tools and processes in order to be able to envision the ways in which they might be able to develop their own curriculum for use in the classroom. Fig. 1 Fig. 2. Pop Up Circuit Card. We found a project like this on and added a switch to the circuit to make it our own.

Pop Up Circuit Card

We have had so much fun making this with all ages at our community center here in Boston and would highly recommend making them. It is so much fun and you also learn about circuits and get a chance to be creative, inventive and practice troubleshooting. Light-Up Paper Helicopter - chibitronics. LED Nametag - All. Learn - chibitronics. Introduction Beginner tutorials to help you get started with paper circuits!

Learn - chibitronics

Each tutorial comes with free a downloadable template for classroom use. Learn the difference between conductive vs. non-conductive adhesive tapes and how to “draw” with copper tape Turn on one LED. Turn on Multiple LEDs with one battery. Getting Started with Copper Tape - chibitronics. Paper circuits w/ copper tape. You can quickly create circuits on paper using copper tape, clear tape, and some simple electronics.

Paper circuits w/ copper tape

The image above is from a workshop Jie taught at the Exploratorium museum. Components (available from Digi-Key): Other tools & materials: small binder clipsclear tapecard stock paperscissors or an xacto knife and cutting mattweezerssoldering iron + solder (optional) Getting started You can use the templates we’ve created to guide your initial explorations. Paper Circuits. A more intricate project: a light-up model of the Bay Bridge Another more complex project: a folded origami swan with LED eyes LED lights make this fastball really fly!

Paper Circuits

At the touch of a switch the girl blushes through the paper A classic interpretation of a birthday cake spiced up with some LEDs As the dolphin jumps through the hoop, it lights up! The Fine Art of Electronics {under construction} Chapter 1: Getting startedBasic Tape-Based Circuit Paper battery holder Chapter 2: Add more lightsParallel Circuit.

The Fine Art of Electronics {under construction}

Let It Glow Holiday Cards. Favorited Favorite 4 Introduction Craft a glowing card for friends and family this holiday season with paper circuits - no soldering required!

Let It Glow Holiday Cards

This tutorial will guide you through how to create simple paper circuitry using only copper tape, a coin cell battery, a LilyPad Button Board, and an LED, and it will leave you with a basic understanding of how circuits work. Paper engineer and pop up book designer Robert Sabuda allowed us to adapt some of his free templates for use with electronics. Paper Circuits & LED Projects.

Squishy Circuits. LED'S. Circuits and electricity. Electricity and Magnetism. Circuits. Squishy. Squishy_Circuits.pdf. Electric Play Dough . Activities for Kids: Adventures In Learning . PBS Parents. Looking to amp up the fun and have the kids learn something about electricity?

Electric Play Dough . Activities for Kids: Adventures In Learning . PBS Parents

Give this electric play dough experiment a try. It’s simple, hands-on and the kids will l-o-v-e it! In this episode of Adventures in Learning, the kids have a blast with a cool project developed by AnneMarie Thomas of the St. Thomas Lab at the University of St. Thomas. Squishy Circuits. Circuiti di carta. Paper Circuits & LED Projects. Squishy Circuits – Color Mixing with Light. A color-mixing squishy circuit. A Math/Science activity night is coming up at my kids’ elementary school, requiring a 30 minute class project.

I decided to check out squishy circuits. They consist of two kinds of play-dough, one conductive and the other resistive, which can be integrated with other electrical components to make interactive (and squishable) circuits. Make Paper Circuit LED Lanterns - Tinker Crate Project Instructions.