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Play-doh circuitry

These kids look so thrilled every time they make something that lights up. This is definitely something I need to do, given that I’m just a big kid myself. I’ve got lots of little tweeters, LEDs, motors, battery packs, et cetera. And homemade play-doh is easy enough to make, and I suspect I could even make it with different resistances. Oh, ideas are germinating already!

Squishy Circuits from The Tinkering Studio on Vimeo.

Hat tip to Mary MacTavish on Google+.

Comments

  1. says

    That is awesome! I have done electronics workshops with kids from Grade 1 to Grade 12, and the challenge with the younger ones is that many of them lack the manual dexterity to properly use the equipment (putting 24 gauge wire into holes on a protoboard with .1″ spacing). The playdough provides an easy way around this, with a bonus that it adds a sense of fun to the whole event.

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