Forget wires and all the entangled messes that come with them. These excellent conductive ink pens from Electroninks allow you to draw working circuits that don’t need wires. Perfect for any kid that loves electronics (and any parent who wants to keep things neat).
Circuit Scribe is a rollerball pen that draws in non-toxic, conductive silver ink. With this amazing pen kids (and adults) can create electric circuits without the need for wires or soldering irons. No danger of burns, no mess of wires, just an electrically fun time!
Take a look at the video below to see how easy it is to create with the Circuit Scribe pen.
My favourite thing about this pen is that it can bring children’s drawings to life. Even if they are not into building the circuits themselves, hand a child the Circuit Scribe and get them to draw what they like. Link the drawing up with some diodes and a battery and watch your child’s face light up when their drawing does.
Electroninks have much more than just the Circuit Scribe pen, their beginner kits come with everything you need to explore basic electronic concepts, plus a workbook to guide kids in learning and building. Prices for kits start at US$44.99 and there are varying degrees of difficulty available.
The Circuit Scribe pen on its own is US$19.99 and for that you get up to 200m on line with a 0.5 to 10 Ohms per cm conductivity. That’s a lot of bang for your buck!