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Paper Circuits

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! 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 moon is a switch, turning on the fireflies in the jar Of course San Francisco gets its share of love The copper tape itself can be use to be a decorative element as well as a functional one A light up festive tree made with paper and copper tape

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Simple Paper Circuit Paper circuits are a great way of adding light to your drawings, origami, or papercraft creations. Instead of using wires to connect a battery to LEDs, paper circuits use conductive metal tape. Copper tape can be found online at places like Amazon, Sparkfun, and as part of the Circuit Stickers kit at Maker Shed. It can also be found at hardware stores as “slug tape“. Marble Machines Multiple paths are possible and encouraged! Catching marbles at precise points in the path becomes a great challenge Getting a marble out of a stuck position might require a little ingenuity… Discussing possible solutions and approach is part of the collaborative nature of tinkering Using a spring as a track for the marble

Maker Space In Education Series… Making It With Raspberry Pi Welcome back and I sure hope you enjoyed the last post including 20 Reasons for Maker Space in Education, 10 Sites To Help You Start Making In The Classroom, 10 More Sites….Making With Technology and In this post I highlight an important tool that can promote computing and Making in the classroom. I encourage you to send me information and resources you think help with this idea, as I am also Making time to learn. First, to ensure you do not miss one of these valuable posts or other resources covering PBL, Digital Curriculum, Web 2.0, STEM, 21st century learning, and technology integration please sign up for 21centuryedtech by email or RSS. As always, I invite you to follow me on twitter (@mjgormans). Please give this post a retweet and pass it on.

15 Science Experiments You Can Do With Your Kids by Therese Oneill Time to get messy, light some stuff on fire, and use food products in ways they were never intended! Parents and teachers across the internet have found fun ways to teach kids science, and have documented the experiments for the rest of us.

Pop Up Circuit Card We found a project like this on and added a switch to the circuit to make it our own. 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. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions. Have fun "making"! Circuit Boards The first success is often figuring out how to make a simple lightbulb turn on. A simple circuit: a power source, a switch, and a lightbulb. Adding a switch can be a frustrating challenge but very satisfying when accomplished. From there, the path is open to a wide range of exploration.

Grasping with Straws: Make a Robot Hand Using Drinking Straws Science Buddies will be down while we make important upgrades, beginning Thursday October 29, 2015 at 10PM PST for several hours. We apologize for any inconvenience and will be back as soon as possible! Please ensure you have JavaScript enabled in your browser. If you leave JavaScript disabled, you will only access a portion of the content we are providing.

No-Carve Stamps Step #1: Sketch your designs on paper. PrevNext These botanical designs range between 4"-6" wide. The leaves are 2"-3". But your designs can be any size you like. Step #2: Create A Paper Castle with Interactive Electronics Step #3: Build the castle (cont'd) PrevNext Cut out the slots for door pieces on the front of the castle piece. Step #9: Tips & Tricks There are two types of copper tape — one with a conductive adhesive and one without. When using the non-conductive adhesive tape, the copper will only be conductive on the top side.

Blinkybug (Maker Faire version) UPDATE: Blinkybug Kits, which include all the parts to make 4 bugs, are now available on Make Magazine's online Maker Store. Blinkybugs are small, eletro-mechanical insects that respond to stimulus such as movement, vibration, and air currents by blinking their LED eyes. They're incredibly simple, yet have a certain lifelike quality. Snap Circuits SnapMicro ® I Standard Model: SCM400Brand: Snap Circuits ®Manufacturer: Elenco ® Click HERE to download the PICAXE program editor. Click HERE to download the newest driver from FTDI for your cable. Snap-Micro® I is an easy way to learn about micro-controllers and how they are used in the world around us.