Giving the gift of the Circuit Scribe this holiday season will definitely put you on the “Favorite List”! Circuit Scribe allows you to draw your own circuits while putting a fun twist on it for youngsters. When I ordered the Ultimate Kit, I had no idea what to expect. Boy, was I happy! There are tons of different ways to experiment with the included pieces. There is a very detailed information booklet that lays out lots of different scenarios. This is a learning toy, but not a boring toy. My oldest son really liked to incorporate a paperclip like the booklet suggested. He thought it was cool to see why that would work so well to complete the circuit.
And let’s not forget that this is play! I kind of felt like a mad scientist at first! Things started working, lighting up, buzzing, and I almost yelled, “1.21 gigawatts!”.
But seriously, this toy is made for many more age groups than just kids. I kept thinking that my grandfather and my father would love working on this with my kids. It’s something that I feel older people would love to get as a gift! My father-in-law worked in the army and when I showed him pictures and explained it to him, he cannot wait to play with all the pieces when he comes in town over the holidays to visit.
Truthfully, I’m still learning about it as I go, which I think is important as we grow older. We should all keep learning and exploring. After all, that’s what we teach our children, right? Making Circuit Scribe top on your list this gift-giving-season will definitely be a bright idea for the whole family!
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CIRCUIT SCRIBE IS THE SILVER LINING TO ENTICING
KIDS TO EMBRACE STEM TOPICS LIKE ELECTRONICS
Conductive Silver Ink In A Pen Starts A Golden Opportunity For Fun With
STEM Concepts From Circuit Scribe’s $9.99 Mini Kit To $79.99 Maker Kit
Austin, TX (October 10, 2016) – Just about everything you touch during the day involves electronics –
turning on the lamp, microwaving popcorn or driving the car! If you peered deep inside any electronic
appliance you’d discover they all start with a single circuit, linked to another and another. A new
company, Circuit Scribe, has invented a remarkable pen that writes with conductive silver ink to create a
working circuit. Now novice third graders and experienced high schoolers can have fun with circuitry
and electronics in a totally new way. All they need is a piece of paper and a Circuit Scribe pen!
Imagine sitting in study hall and creating a paper city. Students can now build and light up houses,
create a pressure sensitive driveway or a street lamp circuit! Science, technology, engineering and math
all combine as youngsters draw lines with their easy-to-use Circuit Scribe!
As their website and online store, www.CircuitScribe.com, explains, “our non-toxic silver ink makes
creating circuits as easy as doodling.” With a range of kits
and bundles to choose from, holiday giving this year can
ramp up from ho-ho-ho to OMG whoa!
Circuit Scribe can write on anything that a typical
rollerball pen can. Printer paper, construction paper,
cardstock and photo paper all work. Families have fun
experimenting with different mediums! Based on
anecdotes from Circuit Scribe scientists, photo paper
performs the best because the ink is able to form a
continuous film on the smooth surface.
The Maker Kit ($79.99) is the gold standard to appreciate the magic of electronics. And parents, please
note this is not just for geeks! The maker culture – learning-through-doing such as robotics, electronics
and traditional metalworking or woodworking – is a hot
topic in school hallways. Kids who classify as makers
encompass every letter of STEM and STEAM and even
STREAM learning! From hackers to DIYers, it’s a
“The design cycle is all about reiteration, trying
something again and again until it works, and then,
once it works, making it better,” heralded a Newsweek
magazine article in Fall 2014. “As manufacturing tools
continue to become better, cheaper and more
accessible, the Maker Movement is gaining momentum
at an unprecedented rate. Over the past few years, so-called ‘makerspaces’ have cropped up in cities and
small towns worldwide—often in affiliation with libraries, museums and other community centers, as
well as in public and independent schools—giving more people of all ages access to mentorship,
programs and tools like 3-D printers and scanners, laser cutters, microcontrollers and design software.”
Youngsters who tinker with the Maker Kit can know first-hand the thrill of making an LED light go on
and off with the touch of a finger and a few lines of circuitry! This kit allows newbies and experienced
tinkerers to explore all the concepts of Circuit Scribe’s Basic Kit while building a solid understanding of
inputs, outputs and signal processing in their just-drawn silver inked circuits. Additional topics awaiting
exploration include light sensing, timed circuits, piezoelectric materials and so much more.
As a child’s electronic skills and interest advance, they can turn to CircuitScribe.com to purchase
affordable add-ons. Intriguing accessories such as a fan, connector cables, SPSD switch to motors start
at just $3.99.
Affordability is a key component to the team behind Circuit Scribe. “Our kits are an inexpensive and
intuitive way to turn traditional circuit diagrams into real functioning circuits,” explains Analisa Russo,
PhD and co-founder of the young company. “Best of all, the pen and components have applications in
STEM education, electronic art, and circuit prototyping. It’s very attractive to kids and parents love how
easily their children master electronics.”
Even the most modest household budget can introduce youngsters to the marvels of circuitry with the
$9.99 Mini Kit. It makes the perfect stocking stuffer or hostess gift when visiting friends with children.
Parents, grandparents, teachers and friends can find Circuit Scribe products online at CircuitScribe.com,
Amazon.com, ThinkGeek.com and Canada’s MastermindToys.com. Or stop by Marbles: The Brain
Store to pick and choose kits and accessories.
Basic Kit • from $44.99
This kit includes a Circuit Scribe pen, six modules, a 9V Battery and other
accessories to get anyone started with drawing circuits. The accompanying
workbook guides little scientists through resistance, elements in
parallel and series, open and short circuits. Using the Basic Kit with
Workbook ($59.99) kids can explore basic circuit concepts like
conductivity and work up to creating a touch-sensitive circuit using
the NPN transistor!
Maker Kit • $79.99
This best-selling kit contains a pen, eleven modules, a 9V Battery and other
accessories to take your circuit sketches to the next level. This kit allows
you to explore all the concepts that the basic kit presents, while
building your understanding of inputs, outputs, and signal processing
in your circuits. Additional topics to
explore include light sensing, timed
circuits, piezoelectric materials, and
Ultimate Kit • $99.99
As the name implies, this kit supplies everything to create dynamic and
fun paper circuits. The kit features 10 magnetic connection cables that
allow kids to hook up paper circuits to programmable platforms like
Arduino. With the Ultimate Kit, young scientists can make complex,
robust circuits while still using our accessible Circuit Scribe technology. Blinker, buzzer, light sensor,
NPN transistor and two DPDT switches are just a sampling of what’s in the ultimate box!
Circuit Scribe Pen • $19.99
The flagship conductive ink pen is now available to purchase beyond the
kit. Replace an empty pen from your kit, or use the pen with your own
electrical components. Use it on any surface a rollerball pen will write on.
Mini Kit • $9.99
Need a novel stocking stuffer for every kid on your list? This miniature kit is about the size
of an old-fashioned Band-Aid tin and is a terrific introduction to a simple circuitry lesson.
Imagine show ‘n tell when those kids return from winter break! The kit
comes with a coin cell battery holder (which boosts the voltage to 5V), a
slide potentiometer, and an LED. Explore basic circuit concepts by
drawing conductive doodles, creating paper-based switches, and fading the
LED on and off with the slider.
ABOUT CIRCUIT SCRIBE
Based in Austin, Texas, Circuit Scribe creates educational electronic design kits for all ages. The
company’s centerpiece is the remarkable rollerball pen filled with non-toxic conductive silver ink. From
the kitchen table to the classroom desk, Circuit Scribe entices students to learn about circuit design and
electronics in a simple and fun way – on paper. Browse or buy at www.CircuitScribe.com.