Paper Circuits Kit
The PLIX Paper Circuits Facilitation Kit is a friendly introduction to electronics, allowing participants to learn the basics of circuits while they create beautiful interactive works of art!
Below you'll find the full list of materials for our PLIX Paper Circuits Kit so you can make your own! All of our PLIX facilitation kits include supplies to get started, example project ideas, and facilitation tips for librarians.
Materials List for the Paper Circuits Kit:
- Copper tape with conductive adhesive
- Coin cell batteries
- Various colors of LEDs (e.g. red, yellow, white, green, blue)
- Binder clips
- Colorful paper
- Copies of our Paper Circuits zine*, assembled ( PDF)
- Copies of Troubleshooting Tips for Paper Circuits ( PDF)
- Several basic circuit & creative project examples
- Read Me! Letter to the Librarian
- PLIX Facilitation Techniques guide
As of 4/29/19, this kit cost us about $16-$24 (depending on what you buy in bulk, and where). For purchasing electronic parts, we use online shops like Sparkfun or Adafruit, but there are many other options as well (e.g. local hardware stores, Amazon).
Add-ons & other nice materials to have on hand:
- Chibitronics circuit stickers
- Scotch tape
*A note about zines: Our PLIX zines are designed to be supplementary resources for patrons and librarians to refer to during workshops. They're a quick and easy way for people to learn some fundamentals. You can print them on US Letter paper, and they're easy to assemble. Here’s a resource that shows you step-by-step how to cut and fold them into little booklets!
We think it’s important to share what we’re making so anyone can get started with creative learning. All the guides and zines are openly licensed (CC-BY-SA 4.0) and free to download. You can also read more about how we think about designing these kits.