Circuit Scribe

Introduction

Circuit Scribe is a way for students to explore making and learning about circuits without the need for wiring.

Why use it?

  • Circuit Scribe does not need wires.
  • Components are magnetic to provide both mechanical connection to the page and electrical connection to the ink. 
Things You'll Need
  • A kit, or individual components in addition to a pen that can be purchased from their website or Amazon.

  • Blank paper
Steps
  1. 1

    If unfamiliar with Circuit Scribe, you can complete the “Draw your own Circuits, Get Started with the Basic Kit” to get the basics.

  2. 2

    Draw your circuit using the silver pen.

  3. 3

    Place the steel sheet under the blank piece of paper.

  4. 4
    Place the modules in your circuit to complete it.
Tips
  • The ink does take a minute to fully dry, making it very easy to smudge.

  • You can use a stencil that comes with the kits to make drawing the necessary circles for a particular component easier.

  • Try using pens with different levels of resistance to see how it will affect the circuit.

  • If your circuit does not immediately work, try making the lines thicker and filling in the circles more.

Warnings
  • The pen is considered safe under normal operation. If ingested, rinse mouth with water. If it comes into contact with skin, wash with soap and water. If it gets into your eye, flush with water for 15 minutes. If inhaled, move into fresh air.

  • Circuit Scribe is designed for children 8 and above, adult supervision is recommended for younger ages.
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