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.

Paper Circuits Kit supplies

The materials included in our Paper Circuits Kit.

Materials List for the Paper Circuits Kit:

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:

*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.

Example Projects

Paper Circuits Kit in action

Valentine’s card with button!

Paper Circuits Kit in action

Our Library Outreach Coordinator, Lydia, wearing a light-up bracelet she made.

Paper Circuits Kit in action

“Cat with Creepy Light-Up Eyes” from a vintage photo remix workshop.

Paper Circuits Kit in action

Light box sculpture inspired by James Turrell’s art.

Are you using or remixing this kit in your library? We'd love to hear from you! Drop us a note, or tag us @heyplix on Twitter and Instagram.