These creative blocks help teach children the fundamentals of electrical engineering

One team wants to foster this curiosity by introducing a kit of building blocks with electronic sensors. The specially-made BRIXO blocks are even compatible with LEGO blocks.

As the team explains on its Kickstarter campaign, the idea for the project started when a son of one of the team members experimented with his own creations. The young engineer managed to wire an electric science kit but couldn’t point out where the circuit was when his dad asked.

At first we tried to embed wires into existing blocks, but quickly understood two important things: the blocks must be simple (no wires inside!) and fully compatible with standard building blocks. As physicists, we deal with thin films all day long, so the solution to use a conductive chrome coating was right in front of our eyes. Several trials & prototypes later, the idea formed into the fun and educational electricity-conducting building blocks they are today.

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