It was in 2013 that Circuit Scribe was launched: a series of educational kits for children to help them learn about technology. The kits, which are based on a pen that draws with conductive silver ink, are now used in schools and homes around the world.
Like many innovative educational projects, it all started with a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter, which raised no less than $675,000. A campaign that allowed to perfect, produce and distribute the various original kits but also to create new ones like the DIY drone of Circuit Scribe that uses cardboard arms on which are drawn conductive lines to attach the motors to the hub of the drone.
Your kids will be able to match electronic modules using the electrically conductive silver ink pen. Turn on the electricity and watch their inventions turn on lights, buzzers, motors and other devices. The Circuit Scribe kits contain workbooks that reveal the step-by-step secrets of moving electricity, making what was once difficult as simple as picking up a pen and drawing.
For those who want to be guided through the process, each lesson comes with an additional video on YouTube.
Click on the image to discover the Circuit Scribe Basic kit
The basic kit is a starter kit that includes a full-size marker, light outputs and more. Use the flashing circuit module and hand-drawn momentary switches to learn about simple circuit principles such as conductivity and progress to making two types of flashing circuits.
The Basic Kit includes an inventor's notebook with an overview of how to use the kit and 8 pages of circuit design projects. Our Basic Plus Kit includes a 27-page workbook that covers resistance, parallel and series components, open and short circuits, and drawing electrical circuits.
The Basic Circuit Scribe Starter Kit contains:
6 modules :
Click on the image to discover the Circuit Scribe Drone Builder kit
Connect your drone's core and motors to your cardboard arms using conductive silver ink or the included PCB arms. Take to the sky with the controller - CS Pilot App (iOS & Android). Using a tablet or smartphone, fly your creation. It has a built-in camera with 480p resolution.
Easy hover, takeoff and landing modes, and even absolute manual control via joystick are all included in the mobile app. With the on-board camera, get a live view and capture video and photos in the app!
Use the included pre-made plastic arms for testing, as well as the extra cardboard to create your own models.
The Drone Builder Circuit Scribe kit contains:
Click on the image to discover the Circuit Scribe Super Kit
To take your circuit designs to the next level, the Super Kit includes a full-size pen and modules that incorporate more sophisticated ideas, such as light and sound.
Kids will use this electronics kit to learn about conductivity and touch-sensitive circuits, as well as inputs, outputs and signal processing. Light detection, drawing circuits, timed circuits, piezoelectric materials and more are among the other topics covered in the guided workbook.
The Circuit Scribe Super Kit contains:
11 modules :
Circuit Scribe also offers introductory kits and more developed kits with many modules and accessories exclusively for classes and schools. Discover them in detail on Robot-Advance and contact us directly at 04 37 47 91 45 for more information:
To finish, you will find below a simple and pictorial video that will explain better than words the principle of Circuit Scribe of Electroninks!