My oldest son, at almost 13, is a genius. Granted, I say this maybe a bit biased. It truly amazes me what the kid knows, retains, and can accomplish, however. This is especially true of technology. In fact, he’s been my go-to tech expert since he was 6. His knowledge soars in most areas, though. All areas except those that involve creativity. If he can use his brain, he’s above the rest. His hands, that needs some work. So I’m so happy to be able to find a way to introduce creativity along with the STEM play that he already thrives on with Circuit Scribe!
Circuit Scribe is a pen that writes on paper with conductive silver ink. Simply fill in and draw a line, then snap modules onto the circuit drawing. It’s amazing how easy it is!
We were sent the Circuit Scribe Maker Kit (ARV $79.99) to review. This is a kit that’s meant for STEM play, containing 17 pieces in all. Along with the 11 circuit modules, there’s also the conductive ink pen, an included 9V battery, a pack of resistors, a jumper sticker sheet, a circuit stencil, the easy to follow workbook to get you started, and a steel magnetic sheet. Keep reading for your chance to win a Circuit Scribe Maker Kit of your own!
Upon opening our Circuit Scribe Maker Kit, I have to admit, I was personally a bit intimidated. Don’t let that scare you, though! It was only after reading the first few pages of the workbook that I realized just how easy and fun it would be. The workbook is great at explaining the basics and setting up some simple beginner circuits.
And before we knew it, we had our first LED light circuit!
Once we learned how to make the beginning LED light, we then set up a conductivity circuit for more STEM play. Leaving a gap at the top of our line of circuits, we did as the instructions stated and found items around the house to test which conducted electricity and which insulated electricity. Being a crafty house we have plenty of pipe cleaners around and they turned out to be our favorite conductors. But you can try whatever you have around.
There’s also an area in the back of the workbook for your own sketches and circuit ideas once you’re confident enough to do it on your own.
The recommended age for these Circuit Scribe kits is 8+. My daughter, who is 8, was able to catch right on, however. They are available for purchase at CircuitScribe.com and Amazon, in a variety of different sized kits. There are add-ons and extras available for purchase, as well.
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