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How To Videos

Intro to Copper Tape

3. DIY Switch

1. Simple Circuit

4. Blinking Slide Switch

2. Parallel Circuits

5. Pressure Sensor

Step-by-Step Tutorials

Circuit Sticker Sketchbook (full PDF)

INTRODUCTION

Introduction to Copper Tape learn the difference between conductive vs. non-conductive adhesive tapes and how to “draw” with copper tape

1. Simple Circuit Tutorial turn on one LED light

2. Parallel Circuit Tutorial turn on multiple LEDs with one battery

3. DIY Switch Tutorial make your circuits interactive with this paper switch

4. Blinking Slide Switch Tutorial create different blinking effects using this switch

5. Pressure Sensor Tutorial make your LEDs fade in and out using this DIY pressure sensor

ADVANCED

Effect Stickers Tutorial make your LEDs fade, blink, twinkle or pulse a heartbeat rhythm

Sound Sensor Tutorial makes your circuits responsive to sound, tapping and wind

Light Sensor Tutorial makes your circuits responsive to light

Trigger Sensor (Timer) Tutorial use a touch sensor to trigger your lights on or off for several seconds

Microcontroller Sticker Intro use the preprogrammed microcontroller sticker as an advanced touch sensor. This tutorial will help you get started

Programming the Microcontroller Sticker You can program the microcontroller sticker with your own custom functions. This tutorial shows you how step-by-step

Paper Battery Holder Tutorial Use this paper battery envelope to add your battery to any surface without a binder clip

PROJECTS

Word Circuitry Use conductive ink pens to turn letters and words intro circuits

Sailboat Card use conductive ink pens to create a sky of twinkling stars when you swipe your finger across the card

Circuit Calavera and Calacas combine circuits with paper mache to create these festive light-up sculptures

Wind Sensing Treasure Map use the sound sensor and LED to create a treasure map that lights up the treasure when you blow on the map!

Light-up Plush Strawberry use conductive thread and LEDs to make a glowing plush strawberry

Glowing Pinwheel Make a pinwheel that glows and spins

Light-Up Paper Helicopter Make a helicopter with LEDs on the wings that spin as it drops

Paper Gift Box Make a card stock box that lights up when closed

Hack a Box Accent an existing box with glowing LEDs

Piano Notes Use the microcontroller sticker to light up your music.