Paper circuits are a way to add light to drawings or other paper creations. These circuits are created by attaching a battery to LED lights with a variety of conductive materials, such as conductive tape or paint. More advanced projects can involve switches, parallel circuits, pressure sensors, and more.
Creating paper circuits can teach not only the basics of electronic circuitry, but also about design, iteration, troubleshooting, collaboration,creative expression, and more.
Here are some additional sources of information on this topic:
- Paper circuits from the Tinkering Studio at the Exploratorium
- Simple Paper Circuit from Make
- Hack Your Notebook Day
More tutorials and examples are below.