Paper Circuits as Design Tool

10-30 min

Novice

Ages 8+

Design a Light Up Hoodie

Print out this template of a hoodie to use to design with lights.

Designers must decide how they want to light up the hoodie, then sketch the circuit on the back of the paper so that LEDs, battery and switch (if used) are placed appropriately.

After the circuit is drawn, it’s time to put on the copper tape, LEDs and battery and light it up!

Ask campers, “How could copper tape and LEDs be used on a real hoodie?” “How does it help to use paper circuits in the first stages of designing?

Need to light up your look in a hurry? Copper tape and LEDs on a baseball cap will do the trick!

Paper Circuits as Design Tool

Paper Circuits as Design Tool

10-30 min

Novice

Ages 8+

Design a Light Up Hoodie

Print out this template of a hoodie to use to design with lights.

Designers must decide how they want to light up the hoodie, then sketch the circuit on the back of the paper so that LEDs, battery and switch (if used) are placed appropriately.

After the circuit is drawn, it’s time to put on the copper tape, LEDs and battery and light it up!

Ask campers, “How could copper tape and LEDs be used on a real hoodie?” “How does it help to use paper circuits in the first stages of designing?

Need to light up your look in a hurry? Copper tape and LEDs on a baseball cap will do the trick!

Please Note

Your safety is your own responsibility, including proper use of equipment and safety gear, and determining whether you have adequate skill and experience. Power tools, electricity, and other resources used for these projects are dangerous, unless used properly and with adequate precautions, including safety gear and adult supervision. Some illustrative photos do not depict safety precautions or equipment, in order to show the project steps more clearly. Use of the instructions and suggestions found in Maker Camp is at your own risk. Maker Media, Inc., disclaims all responsibility for any resulting damage, injury, or expense.