Author : Jill Dawson

10 Ways to Add a Switch to a Paper Circuit

Recently, a customer sent in a question that was so illuminating, so essential, that it prompted us to pause and reflect: Once you complete the circuit and put the stickers on, what turns the light off? Customer Inquiry In today’s post, a tribute to the powerhouse working behind the scenes, we are placing a spotlight […]

Snowflake Spinner Card featuring White Blink Animating LEDs

Our new White Blink Animating LEDs, available in quantities of six or 24, are an easy way to add sparkle and a touch of magic to paper crafts, such as this winter-themed Electrified Spinner Card project. Designed to be fully customizable, and adaptable to any theme or motif you can imagine, our newest tutorial features […]

Autumn Leaf Shadow Box Featuring Chibitronics LEDs & Bearly Art

While most of the trees where I live have shed their vibrant leaves in preparation for winter, I am not quite ready to let them go! Thanks to my latest creation, a seasonal shadow box (designed by Bearly Art), I won’t have to! In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to make your own interactive, […]

NEW! Chibitronics + We R Makers Battery Holders

In case you haven’t heard the news, Chibitronics and We R Makers recently announced a collaboration, and the addition of four new products to our shop: the Foam Adhesive Pack, Starter Pack, 24 White Circuit Sticker Pack, and Conductive Fabric Tape! Designed as an add-on, the Foam Adhesive Pack contains enough customized parts to build […]

10 Ways to Use Pressure Sensitive Conductive Plastic

If you aren’t yet familiar with our Pressure Sensitive Conductive Plastic, and some of the ways that it might be used to add intrigue and interactivity to your cards, crafts, and creations, this post is for you! As the name suggests, Pressure Sensitive Conductive Plastic is a type of plastic that conducts electricity, in varying […]

Spooky Spider Dissolve Card Featuring White Blink Animating LED Stickers

In my latest tutorial, featuring our new White Blink Animating LED stickers, I’ll show you how to make a mechanical card that reveals a spooky, blinking spider whenever you move a lever. Hidden inside of this surprising card, you’ll find a pair of hinged doors with a clear acetate lever that controls their diagonal movement. […]

10 Ways to Make a Paper Battery Holder

Coin cell batteries (3V) such the CR2032 and CR2016 are thin and compact, making them an ideal way to power paper circuit projects. Back in 2016 our founder and CEO, Jie Qi, curated 5 Ways to Make a Paper Battery Holder. While that information remains useful, and may have already become an established part of your […]

A Closer Look at the Chibitronics Chibi Chip

The Chibitronics Love to Code Chibi Chip is a fun and friendly way to engage with programming, especially when combined with the Microsoft Make Code Editor. Because there is no software to install or drivers to configure, it’s easy to get started online. The Chibi Chip is the heart of the Love to Code (LTC) system. You […]

Light Up a Schultüte (With Chibitronics LED Stickers)

Did you know that it is customary in parts of Germany (and a few bordering countries) for six-year-old children starting first grade to be presented with the gift of a large paper cone called a Schultüte (“school bag”)? Taking inspiration from a custom that I admire, my latest tutorial demonstrates how to create a Schultüte with LED […]

6 Ways to Save Used Batteries for Safe Disposal

Did you know that the coin cell/button cell batteries most widely used in light-up paper crafts and cards (CR2032 and CR2016) fit into a category of batteries that require unique consideration for proper disposal? Primary/Single-Use batteries cannot be recharged and must be disposed of once they wear out. Alkaline, lithium, silver oxide, zinc-air, zinc-carbon, and zinc-chloride, […]

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