Teaching circuitry and electronics has never been so easy or fun than it is with CircuitScribe.
Circuit Scribe is a conductive ink that flows through a ballpoint pen with the same ease as regular ink. With that users can quickly and easily draw circuits that actually work, powering LEDs motors, fans, buzzers and other electronic components. With Circuit Scribe creating circuits is as easy as writing your name. Students create circuits using the special CircuitScribe pens that look and feel like regular roller pens. Using the pens in place of wires and solder means there’s a whole lot less mess to clean up as well.
Using the pens to create circuits means kids can get crazy creative while still learning the basic principles of electronics and circuitry. For instance, at the CircuitScribe booth they had a variety of art projects like students who drew their names, space ships, houses and robots with the CircuitScribe pen. Then using CircuitScribes modules they can put their name in lights, make robots beep or get wheels or wind mills to turn.
What started out as a way for electronic engineers to quickly draw out and test circuits has become a favorite device in classrooms and maker spaces everywhere. CircuitScribe has taken off in elementary, middle and high schools where everyone from science teachers to art teachers, engineering classes to maker spaces have embraced CircuitScribe because it’s fun, educational and creative. Students far and wide are bringing projects to life using the pen.
In the CircuitScribe shop you can purchase ready made kits that include CircuitScribe pens, batteries, buzzers, lights, other components and workbooks chalk full of ideas. For education, Circuit Scribe has tons of lesson plans and project ideas plus there’s a Circuit Scibe community of teachers across the country sharing ideas.
Circuit Scribe also easily fits in with your PBL initiatives and maker spaces. Several projects that teachers have created incorporate other STEM/STEAM products like Makey Makey and Sphero.
With Circuit Scribe for education teachers and schools can purchase ready to use kits in bulk complete with standards aligned lesson plans. The company is constantly adding to it’s arsenal of electronic components that kids and teachers can use to create with. Some of the available modules include:
- 9V battery adapter
- USB adapter
- Light sensor
- Double switch
- Multi-colored LED
- Motor with wheel
- NPN Transistor
- 2 Pin connector
- DIY Board
- Connection cables
- Coin cell battery adapter
They’re also always adding more modules to the CircuitScribe ecosystem.
Tatum got a chance to talk with Blake at the CircuitScribe booth at TCEA. Check out their interview above and for more info visit circuitscribe.com