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Colorful Sensors Turn Sticker Books Into Interactive Electronics

Circuit Stickers make it easy to combine electronics and art without any experience.

Ross Brooks
Ross Brooks on December 9, 2013. @greenidealism

Andrew “Bunnie” Huang and MIT PhD student Jie Qi have created Circuit Stickers, a $25 kit of electronic stickers that you can use to build glowing, sensing, and interactive projects without any complicated equipment or programming skills. Circuit stickers can work with any conductive material – one example is copper tape – and provide a more approachable way to learn about and create electronics through craft.

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The stickers are available through Crowd Supply, and come with a variety of options that range from simple LED Stickers, to Effects Stickers, Sensors Stickers, and a Touch sensor/Microcontroller Sticker. You can re-stick them a few times just like you would a normal sticker, while more advanced users can also solder them to create more permanent works.

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Circuit Stickers are the perfect product to change the way people think about electronics. Instead of the complicated mess of wires that leaves you with a panic attack, you can imagine a colorful combination of stickers that are easy-to-use and adaptable. The project has raised more than $42,000 so far, and the stickers will be available for purchase until early January.

Circuit Stickers

Source: Gigaom

Images: Circuit Stickers

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Ross is a freelance writer who specializes in topics about the environment, architecture, art, design and creative tech. He is passionate about making a difference with his writing, whether that’s to encourage social change, promote a great idea, or just share a little bit of beauty with the world. You can also find his work on Inhabitat and Techly.com.au.

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