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In May 2023, Eileen McMahon, the STEAM teacher at CATS Academy Boston, accompanied a group of highly motivated high school students to Vietnam. The students, who formed the group Chuyen Xe Mua He, visited four locations in Vietnam, where they taught a variety of paper circuit workshops to a wide range of students.

To learn more about where this dynamic group went, and to see what they were able to achieve, please visit their guest blog post, “Bringing Chibitronics to Vietnam.

Eileen McMahon and members of Chuyen Xe Mua He
Eileen McMahon and members of Chuyen Xe Mua He brought paper circuits into the heart of Vietnam.
Members of Chuyen Xe Mua He
Members of Chuyen Xe Mua He taught workshops to a wide range of students.
Children in Vietnam, under the leadership of students from CATS Academy Boston, created circuits to light up artwork.
New York City Skyline by sixth grade students from the Spence School

In February 2023, Jeremy Joven (@JJinCSEd) and Christina Tobajas (@edchristinatobajas) engaged sixth grade students in a highly engaging project combining art, circuits, and programming at the Spence School in New York City!  

According to Christina, students in Coding 6, ā€œideated individually and then with their groups and designed a collaborative, mixed media project (paper, watercolors, color pencils). We had a handful that were 3-dimensional. We displayed these interactive projects on a bulletin board in our school, and each was to be interacted with in a unique way. They then coded their projects using the Chibi Chip.ā€ 

To see this artwork (and more) come to life in video, please visit the original posts on Instagram or Twitter.

“The Dream State,” by sixth grade students from the Spence School
Artwork by sixth grade students from the Spence School.
Space scene by sixth grade students from the Spence School

In June 2023, educators Sandra Bertelsen and Mary Persson ran a programming camp called “Code Possible: 2023” for North Dakota teens entering their sophomore or junior years of high school. One of the microcontrollers that they learned to program was the Chibi Chip.

The summer camp, attended by 14 young women, was funded in part by Roughrider Area Career and Tech Academy and North Dakota’s chapter of Women Empowering Women, of which Sandra is a member. To see this amazing group of programmers interviewed in the news, visit Dickinson Camp Encourages Young Women to Learn Coding.

Sherry Michalak's 4th grade class
4th graders learning how program in Sherry Michalak’s STEAM class

In February 2023, fourth graders in Sherry Michalak’s (@SherryMich) STEAM class at Mason Elementary School, in Mason, Ohio, started learning how to program with MakeCode and the Chibi Chip!

Sherry, who has been teaching elementary students for 31 years (STEAM for eight) reports that she loves learning “new concepts and technologies and [trying] them out with her students” (of which there are 800)! We believe that Sherry is a superhero, and we understand that her students have risen to the challenge!

Sherry Michalak's 4th grade class
4th graders learning how program in Sherry Michalak’s STEAM class
Sherry Michalak's 4th grade class
4th graders learning how program in Sherry Michalak’s STEAM class
Sherry Michalak's 4th grade class
4th graders learning how program in Sherry Michalak’s STEAM class

In January 2023, Class VIII students from @JoshBurker‘s Creative Technology class at the Marymount School in NYC completed elaborately hand-drawn, light up accordion books! This project, one of many STEAM-based activities geared toward increasing students’ skills and creative expression, is part of a broader “scope and sequence in 8th grade of building and using circuits to do interesting things.”

Josh Burker's Class VIII Creative Technology Students Marymount School NYC
Elaborate artwork by Class VIII student from Marymount School in NYC
Josh Burker's Class VIII Creative Technology Students Marymount School NYC
Students worked with a variety of tools & materials!
Josh Burker's Class VIII Creative Technology Students Marymount School NYC
LEDs shine through works in progress
Josh Burker's Class VIII Creative Technology Students Marymount School NYC
Original artwork is overlayed upon a paper circuit accordion book
Josh Burker's Class VIII Creative Technology Students Marymount School NYC
Original artwork brings the pages to life!
Josh Burker's Class VIII Creative Technology Students Marymount School NYC
Chibitronics templates help form the circuit layer

In June 2022, students from 19 schools across Fresno, CA participated in afterschool programs that enlisted college-aged STEAM mentors to teach K-6 students about paper circuits! These photos were submitted by Dr. Paul Reimer on behalf of the Aims Center (@aimscenter).

Paper circuits created by a K-6 student in a Fresno, CA afterschool program
College-aged STEAM mentors learn about paper circuits.
Aims Center June 2022
Paper circuit neighborhood created by 6th grade students
Aims Center June 2022
Lighthouse circuit created by a K-6 student in a Fresno, CA afterschool program
In Fresno, CA, college-aged STEAM mentors taught K-6 students about paper circuits.
Aims Center June 2022
Teddy bear circuit created by a K-6 student in a Fresno, CA afterschool program
Aims Center June 2022
Rainbow circuit created by a K-6 student in a Fresno, CA afterschool program

These delightful pieces of art were created by students at C.C.A. Baldi Middle School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, under the instruction of educator Christopher Sweeney. To learn more, you may check out their work on Instagram @sweeney2400 and @baldi_makerspace.

Artwork by C.C.A. Baldi Middle School student. See original post here.
Artwork by C.C.A. Baldi Middle School student. See original post here.
Artwork by Baldi Middle School 7th grader. See original post here.
Artwork by C.C.A. Baldi Middle School students. See original post here.
Sunset by C.C.A. Baldi Middle School student. See original post here.
“Baldi Bulldog” by C.C.A. Baldi Middle School seventh grader. See original post here.

Students in Phoenix, Arizona, educator Dawn Olson’s class (Twitter @dawnolsonaz) recently created “Identity Circuitry” projects to help them “build paths & connections.”

Dawn Olson's students & their paper circuit identity projects
Dawn Olson’s students & their paper circuit identity projects. See original post here.
Elementary students from Phoenix, AZ share their circuit art. See original post here.

Paper Circuit Eye by educator Trish Ryan @TrishR99
Paper Circuit Eye by educator Trish Ryan (@TrishR99). Click here to see original post.

In August 2022, educator Trish Ryan, of Wilkins Public School in Marrickville, NSW, Australia, mentored other teachers during Science Week, brainstorming ideas for integrating circuits into a Fractured Fairytale unit to tell illuminated stories!

Kristin Osiecki Sea Creature Circ
Sea Creature circuit art by Kristin Osiecki (@kristin.osiecki). Click here to see original post.

In September 2022, Boston, Massachusetts, educator Kristin Osiecki created this mesmerizing jelly fish for her classroom’s “Sea Circuit Aquarium,” using a laser cutter and Circuit Sticker LEDs. Student artwork will be coming soon!

In September 2022, fifth grade SPARK students in Hope Loveland’s classroom at Union Park School in Arizona brought their art to life with circuits and coding. The screenshots don’t fully capture the magic of the hidden images that are illuminated when these creations are in action.

Artwork illuminated with a Chibi Chip
Hope Loveland’s SPARK students programmed switches to create interactive artwork. Click here to see original post.
Programmed artwork by Hope Loveland’s (@mmeloveland) SPARK students. Click here to see original post.

4th grader from James McHenry Elementary School designing his own simple circuit after learning from the Chibitronics Circuit Sticker Sketchbook. He designed it, determined how much of each material he needed, measured the copper tape, and built his own circuit.

These first graders from Instituto Alpes San Javier in Mexico presented their wonderful works of story writing, art, and computer science at 2019ā€™s ISTE convention in Philadelphia. They each wrote their own illustrated storybooks with lights connected to a Chibi Chip microcontroller. Their goal: To encourage those who donā€™t like to read to do so, enticed by the interactivity the girl’s code provided.

Youngster visiting the Explora Kids Museum in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He couldnā€™t get enough circuitry! He even built and tested a Chibitronics illuminated helicopter.

Gifted students at Robert Goddard Montessori School in Maryland teach Chicago 8th graders to code with Microsoft MakeCode and Google Hangouts!

This 5th grader is putting finishing touches on a giant Chibi Chip replica!

A fifth grader built this paper ā€œsmartā€ city by creating little paper houses and connecting them to a Chibi Chip using copper tape. She used Microsoft MakeCode to develop the code to light the city.

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Send us a photo and tell us about your project by emailing education@chibitronics.com

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