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Simple Circuit


Parallel Circuit


Adding a Switch


Interested in paper circuitry but not sure how to begin? Start here! In this video demo, we walk you through basic materials and how to make an LED light up. (If you want to illuminate more than one LED, stay tuned for our tutorial on parallel circuits--coming soon!)
To maintain electrical continuity, you have to be careful about how you fold the copper tape if what you're using doesn't have conductive adhesive.

What if you want to use more than one light in your paper circuitry project? You need to design a parallel circuit. This demo shows you how to plan and create a parallel circuit in your notebook using type 1206 surface mount LEDs.

This demonstration shows how to add standard surface mount (SMD) LEDs to paper circuits, soldering techniques for copper tape on paper, and incorporating microcontrollers. (Tutorial for programming microcontrollers using the Arduino IDE coming soon.)


Paper Circuitry: Using simple materials like copper tape, surface mount LEDs and batteries, you can light up your notebook to literally highlight your personal light bulb moments. Explore basic scientific concepts like conductivity, current flow, simple circuit design, and mechanical switches while making your notebook come alive with beautiful electronics. 

Introduction to copper tape uses: Work with copper tape for making paper electronics.  Demo video on folding copper tape.

Simple circuit sticker tutorial: Turn on a single LED light. 

Parallel circuit sticker tutorial: Turn on multiple LEDs with a single battery. Demo video.

DYI Switch tutorial: Add a switch to control your lights.

Blinking light switch: Combine multiple switches together to create blinking effects.

Pressure sensor: Make your lights fade in and out.

Effect stickers:  Make your LEDs shine different patterns (blink, fade, pulse, and twinkle).

Light sensor: Control the brightness of your LEDs.

Program Your Page: Add more control and features to your notebook by adding microcontrollers like the ATTiny85 to your paper circuitry. Make your LEDs blink in different patterns. Have them react to a light sensor. Demo video.

21st Century Notebooking Google+ Community: An online space to share projects, troubleshoot, reflect on practice, and think together about STEAM-powered learning.    

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Letters to the Next President 2.0



Word circuitry: Turn words into circuitry.

Paper helicopter: With glowing wings

Paper gift box:  Circuit sticker that lights up when closed and turns off when opened.

More projects: Scroll down to the bottom of the page.