Circuit Stickers

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Circuit Stickers, produced by Chibitronics, are light-up LED stickers that you can use on paper to replace traditional wired LEDs.

With Circuit Stickers, you can create light-up electronic circuits qucikly and easily on paper or fabric. Circuit Stickers are conductive stickers with LEDs that come in a variety of colors and have a peel-off adhesive that let them stick to many different surfaces. You can use Circuit Stickers with any conductive material, such as copper tape, conductive paint, conductive pens (like Circuit Scribe), or traditional conductive wire.
 
Circuit Stickers are ideal for teaching beginner electronics, and are a fun way to create working circuits easily, with no soldering, wiring or glue guns needed. Youngsters will love the creative aspect of Circuit Stickers, as they can draw and paint around their circuits, make paper and cardboard crafts that incorporate lights, and construct circuits directly on the pages of the Circuit Stickers sketchbooks. There are also four effects stickers – blink, twinkle, heartbeat, and fade – which can be used to create more animated designs.
 
For those who have progressed to more advanced circuits, Circuit Stickers have sensor stickers and programmable LED stickers that can be made to light up in patterns or sequences, adding another interactive element to circuitry. Circuit Stickers introduce basic concepts of electronics and light in an enjoyable way, encouraging children to make circuits that effortlessly blend art with technology.

 

 

CrowdSupply Video: Chibitronics
Watch the original Chibitronics crowdfunding video and read the description to find out more about what you can do with Circuit Stickers.
Chibitronics Official Site
Find out more about Circuit Stickers and see examples of the exciting projects you can make on the Chibitronics site.
About Chibitronics
If you're curious about the history of Circuit Stickers, learn about founder Jie Qi's passion for technology and art on this About page.
Chibitronics Community
The Chibitronics Community is the place to share your projects, ask questions on the user forum, and leave feedback for the makers of Circuit Stickers.
Circuit Stickers Tutorial 1: Simple LED
Learn how to set up a simple circuit with an LED you can turn on and off, and begin your Circuit Stickers adventure.
Chibitronics – Circuit Stickers
Christina from Chibitronics shows off some craft projects and ideas for using Circuit Stickers.
Circuit Scribe Plus Circuit Stickers: Paper Electronics
Circuit Stickers and Circuit Scribe (a conductive ink pen) are ideal to use together. Watch them collaborate to produce paper electronics.
Sparkfun Product Showcase: Chibitronics Circuits Stickers
Looking for some inspiration for your Circuit Stickers projects? Watch the Sparkfun Product Showcase, with flashing and glowing origami flowers made using Circuit Stickers.
LED Array
Make a simple LED array to get started with Circuit Stickers, in this straightforward project from Make: magazine.
Birthday Card
Make a birthday card with a glowing candle in this fun beginners' project from Chibitronics.
Ferris Wheel
Want to try something a little more complex with your craft and circuitry skills? Make this glowing, turning Ferris Wheel from the One Scrap At A Time blog.
Flower Headband
Circuit Stickers can be used with textiles as well as paper – this Flower Headband from BitWise is an attractive fabric project.
Microcontroller Test Circuit
Ready to take Circuit Stickers to the next level? Make this microcontroller test circuit with programmable stickers to see your LEDs flash in pre-programmed patterns. Next, learn to program the microcontroller sticker yourself!
Circuit Stickers' Creators Want Us to Build Stories Using Electronics
This fascinating article from Wired explains how Circuit Stickers can be used to blend storytelling with electronics.
Circuit Stickers Transform Kids' Art Into An Interactive Light Show
Inhabitots explain how Circuit Stickers' combination of art and electronics is designed to appeal to kids.
Circuit Stickers Review – Maker Mom
The Maker Mom blog reviews Circuit Stickers, finding them ideal for kids who want to learn about electricity and circuits.
Circuit Stickers School Binder
Discover how to jazz up a school binder with Circuit Stickers in this fun video from Adafruit – perfect for classroom projects.
A Resource Page for Paper Circuits
Angi Chau has put together a useful collection of links and resources for creating lesson plans based on paper circuits.
Circuit Stickers and Conductive Printing
This informative article from Microsoft Research explains why conductive printing may be the best way to connect Circuit Stickers to form circuits.
Wearable Electronics with Becky Stern
Becky Stern of Adafruit talks about wearable electronics, including the use of components such as Circuit Stickers in creating wearables.
Hacking My Notebook: Repurposing with Circuit Stickers
Lisa Harrison Piane explains how she used Circuit Stickers to 'hack' a paper notebook, integrating craft and technology.
Chibitronics Tutorials
Find tutorials on aspects of using Circuit Stickers from beginner to advanced levels in this handy Chibitronics resource.
Circuit Stickers Sketchbook
Get instructions and ideas in the Circuit Stickers Sketchbook, which you can download and print to make circuits directly on the pages.
Chibitronics Fun (Playlist)
Here's a bumper collection of Circuit Stickers tutorials and informative videos, put together in a useful playlist.
Chibitronics Craft Guide
The Chibitronics Craft Guide is where you'll find projects from across the web that use Circuit Stickers, with instructions and visual inspiration.
Make: Electronics: Learning Through Discovery, by Charles Platt
Platt's book is aimed at people who are new to electronics, and focuses on practical experimentation and discovery.
Maker Faires Across the World
The Maker Faire, which is a celebration of all things inventive, creative and technological, has gone global. Check this map to find a Maker Faire near you. July 2016-May 2017 Worldwide.
THINK Competition
This competition, run by MIT, awards funding for innovative ideas from young students that have the potential for societal impact – and circuits are a crucial building block in just about any technological innovation. Applications opening Fall 2016, Nationwide.
XCoAx 2016
This fascinating international conference brings together experts on "arts, computers, computation, communication and the elusive x factor that connects them all." The conference is particularly focused on the frontiers of digital art. July 7-July 8, 2016 in Bergamo, Italy.