Fall is a terrific time to get cozy around a warm fire and sip apple cider. And, if you’re lucky, it’s also a fantastic time to notice the subtle changes in nature, such as leaves changing color and drifting to the ground in crunchy, colorful piles! No matter where you might find yourself at this […]
In my latest tutorial, Dissolve Card: Light Up Picture Switcher, I’ll show you how to make a light-up version of a Victorian Era mechanism known as a dissolve, or dissolve card. This paper mechanics project combines a trick of the eye (and pictures that flip) with a little electronic trickery of our own — Circuit […]
In my newest tutorial, Rainbow Pop Up Card, we’ll be exploring a couple of eye-popping paper circuit techniques that are as good as gold! In addition to showing you how to create an interactive rainbow card that pops up and lights up when it’s opened, you’ll learn about an innovative sliding switch mechanism that may […]
We’re excited to announce that we are switching from copper foil tape to conductive fabric tape in four of our core kits: the STEM Starter Kit, Intro Kit, White LED Stickers Educator Pack and Red/Yellow/Blue LED Stickers Educator pack. What’s the difference between Copper versus Conductive Fabric tape? Both copper tape and conductive fabric tape […]
Hi everyone, this Rana and I’m back today with a very fun project. Our project for today is a light puzzle: Here is a full Video tutorial showing how create this puzzle step by step https://youtu.be/r9KR2hme59k Templates: Below are more photos about the project : Products links: Chibitronics white LED stickers Chibitronics conductive fabric tape […]
In our first reed switch tutorial, Magical Magnetism: Intro to Reed Switches (Normally Open), we introduced the most common type of reed switch, demonstrated how to use one in a circuit, and showed how to make a magnetic wand that can trigger any circuit you make with one. In this follow up tutorial, Magical Magnetism: Intro […]
Magnets, like wands, are magical! In my tutorial, Magical Magnetism: Intro to Reed Switches (Magnet On), I’ll show you how to make a magnetic wand that can trigger a circuit you make with a reed switch. A reed switch and magnet are an intriguing duo possessing magical qualities that may be applied in countless ways. […]
The continuity feature of a multimeter allows you to test for conductivity of materials and trace where electrical connections have been made (or not made). When working with paper circuits, the continuity function of a multimeter is useful for locating wonky connections (joints that should be well connected, but aren’t) and unintended connections (parts that should […]
Coin batteries are great for powering paper circuits, but they can be costly — both in terms of expense and environmental impact. USB power is a great substitute for coin batteries if you need more power, want to leave a project turned on, or don’t want to keep switching out batteries. It’s also useful for […]
Natasha from TechnoChic is back this month with a fun, interactive Valentine’s Day project. Head to the full tutorial to find out how you can create your own heart design light-up spinner!
Pull tab sliders, also known as waterfall cards, add interactivity and a surprising flipping motion to handmade creations such as greeting cards, scrapbooks, and posters. Easily constructed with paper, glue, and tape, their flat design and flexibility make them ideal for adding paper circuitry. In this new tutorial, perfect for Valentine’s Day, Jill Dawson shows […]
Natasha from TechnoChic is back with another tutorial! You’ll learn how to make a festive light-up party hat! This one is tree-themed for Christmas but you can change up the color for any occasion. Click here to see the full tutorial.