As conductive ink becomes readily available and in greater varieties, we’re starting to see some intriguing applications. [Marion Pinaffo] and [Raphaël Pluviange] created a book of papercraft projects that employ silver-based ink for making a circuit’s wires, carbon-based ink for resistance, as well as color-changing ink. Electronics components’ leads are slipped into slits cut into the paper, connected to conductive-ink traces.
[Marion] and [Raphaël] use 555s, ATtiny85s, watch batteries, and other hardware to make each activity or project unique. A number of projects use a rolling ball bearing to make beeps in a piezo speaker. They also created beautifully designed pages to go with the electronics.
It looks like a fun way for neophytes to play around with electronics, and once the paper part is kaput, the user would be left with the hardware. Imagine one of those beginners googling to find the pinout of the Tiny85 or discovering the Stepped Tone Generator and makes one with the 555.
If you like this project you’ll appreciate the working papercraft organ and papercraft resistor calculator we previously published.
7 thoughts on “Play With A Papercraft Electronics Activity Book”
Looks pretty neato :) I know that breadboards do mentally confuse some people and this would be a slightly different approach that may click for them. Good luck :)
Sorry, I’ll pass on this.
A skillfully employed syringe filled/refilled from a cup of java
Would permit one to write out java script. Personal preference
would be a calligrpy script vs. standard cursive/block print.
Electronic has always been a “hands on” experience. This makes it a cheaper one, and hence more forgiving of mistakes aka learning through failure and success.
I recall some 40 years ago an Electronics magazine publishing the newly discovered “Printegrated Circuit” as an April Fools joke. Not so silly after all!
I dunno if this belongs here, it almost looks like art… ◔_◔
Don’t go there.
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