Just over a year ago a wrote a series of posts titled ‘Lets Make Things! - Using Technology to Innovate in STEM’. The series came out of the frustration that schools are increasingly unimaginative about thier core revenue spends when it comes to ICT and Technology in general. At the time I talked about Lego, 3D Printing, Cubelets, MaKey MaKey, Games Design, Big Shot Camera, DIY Cell Phone, Raspberry Pi and lots of other things. I plan to add to this serise over time.
Recently, I came across Circuit Scribe from the NoTosh Learning Facebook Page. I was instantly taken by the idea and can see a real place for technology like this in the science and / or technology classroom. Circuit Scribe allows you to draw circuits (yes, draw circuits!). There is no shaking, no squeezing, no goop, no smell, no waiting for ink to dry. Circuit Scribe draws smooth lines with conductive silver ink and allows you to create functioning circuits instantly.
You can Invent Circuits Instantly and Circuit Scribe is for Makers of all ages and skill sets.
STEM Education: Circuit Scribe was made for project based learning. Young people and those young at heart can build circuits and switches in their notebooks and use those concepts to get creative!
Low-Cost High Quality Electronics: You can build a circuit with nothing but a coin battery, paper clip, and LED, or build out complex circuits with multiple components.
Flexible Electronics: Draw your circuits, cut them out, and stuff them into your inventions - instant robot guts.
Goodbye Breadboard: Breadboards add a level of abstraction and annoyance to circuit building. With Circuit Scribe you can draw exactly what you want, no wires or breadboard required.
Open-Source Hardware: You can use Circuit Scribe with Arduino, Makey Makey, and many other electronic platforms.
Well, what do you think? Cool or what!