We're hacking the notebook. Creativity and notebooks have a long history. Artists, scientists, writers, engineers, and other people curious about the world use notebooks to think on paper, record information, and express themselves. Despite the rise and reach of smart phones and tablets, we think there's a reason the notebook persists: nothing beats paper. That doesn't mean the notebook can't evolve.
Electronics and circuitry can be as expressive and accessible as art supplies or as complex as systems design and prototyping. I/O paper circuitry projects range from art and science explorations for younger learners to design challenges for high school students involving interactivity, networked collaboration, and introductory programming. Starting with accessible tools like circuit stickers from Chibitronics, creators gain the confidence to explore other more sophisticated components like surface-mounted LEDs, sensors and microcontrollers to add more control and interactivity to their projects.