I spoke with Brett Walker of Electroninks today. His company is making a fantastic product that is best described with the video below. Take a look:
Whenever we, at Classroom Antics, can find tools that help us teach technology, science, and engineering is an fantastically engaging way, we run with it. And the Circuit Scribe pen has all the possibilities to do this. While production is still 6 months away, placing product delivery around June 2014, I don’t see us having this technology tested and curriculum designed by our upcoming 2014 summer camps.
However, this will be revisited in August 2014, at which time we will determine if we integrate this into one of our existing camps, or if we build it’s own camp about electricity and this engineering technology.
What’s great is the basics can also be used (taught) at home with parents or at school with your science teacher. Imagine using this stuff to make a home-made Mother’s Day cards for Mom? How cool is that?
If you want to get one of the first of these, check out Circuit Scribe’s Kickstarter page, where you can contribute to the start of this product (and receive first versions of the product too).
If you are interested in learning how to build circuits using a web browser interface, the people at Schematics and PartSim have built a web application that allows students to diagram circuit boards online. Take a look at the link below:
Circuit Diagram – Schematics is the language of electronics. It provides a concise and comprehensive diagrammatic description of a circuit. Schematics.com allows users to connect and share designs and ideas in a like-minded community.
PartSim – Online Circuit Simulator with SPICE