Here is a downloadable mini-guide for educators to bring circuit notebooking into the classroom.
Here is a gallery of gorgeous light-up Diwali cards created by workshop participants at the Center for Education Research Training and Development in the Srishti School of Art Design and Technology.
We combined paper circuits with pop-ups and sound elements in this workshop. Check out the projects and presentations at the workshop website.
The paper here details the mechanisms and pop-up created. We held this workshop in collaboration with IUAV of Venice and the Conservatorio Cesare Pollini di Padova. Here and here are some more photo sets from the workshop.
An interactive electronic pop-up book made with paper circuits. More info here.
This tutorial shows how you can add a simple light to any object using copper tape.
This flower was made by using the curling mechanism (sewing flexinol wire to paper). Its petals curl back when the flexinol is heated, allowing the flower to bloom when it is activated.
The following video is a test of a single petal:
It was made with 0.006″ HT flexinol, which requires about 0.400A of current to run properly. This video shows the drop in resistance of the wire as it heats up, which results in the shape change becoming faster as the wire heats up and more current is able to run through the wire.
Made by Jessie Thompson as part of the MIT/RISD paper-based electronics workshop.
This “ticklish plant” (mimosa pudica) was made using paper and flexinol wire hooked up to the leaves. When the wire contracts, it pulls the leaves close together, very much like the actual plant.
Made by Zach Berta as part of the MIT/RISD paper-based electronics workshop.