Make a Light Up Leaf With LED Stickers (Video Tutorial)

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 […]

Lift to Light: An Electrified Cobweb Card

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 […]

Magical Magnetic Wand & Chibitronics Reed Switch (Magnet On)

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.  […]

USB Powered Paper Circuits: An Alternative to Coin Batteries

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 […]

Creating a Fun Light Up Camping Scene using Chibitronics

Hello fellow Chibitronics lovers! Allison Cope here today sharing a fun summer themed card I created using the fantastic Chibitronics white LED lights. To create my card I first stamped and colored all of my fun camping themed images. The adorable images are from Pawsome Stamps from the “Happy Camper” stamp set. I used Memento […]

Haunted House Parts 1 & 2 (featuring DIY Pressure Sensors)

We’re excited to announce two new tutorials that show you how to make two pressure sensor circuits out of Pressure Sensitive Conductive Plastic! These circuits allow you to make totally different interactions using the same artwork by switching up the circuits, like in these cool haunted house scenes! In the “Haunted House Pt. 1: Intro […]

Use Chibitronics LED Stickers to Create Silhouettes, Shadows, & Layers

Interested in learning some paper circuit techniques to help you create interesting shadows, silhouettes, and layers in your work? Check out the new tutorial by Natalie Freed and Jill Dawson! In this activity, you’ll make swatch cards to experiment with different paper and light effects and ponder possibilities for using the properties of both for […]

NEW TUTORIAL: Flying Concertina Accordion Book by Jill Dawson

New tutorial up on our tutorials page by Jill Dawson! In this tutorial, we will show you how to add motion and light to a fun and flashy variation of the traditional accordion book structure! You’ll learn how to use conductive thread as a decorative and conductive element, and how to use a reed switch […]

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