Different components can be connected by tracing the pen along a sheet

Tokyo-based startup AgIC aims to make electric circuits more accessible to people of all ages and levels of experience. Their Circuit Marker conducts electricity as you draw lines on a sheet. Using silver conductive ink, the pen can connect different components to create circuits. It is compatible with AgIC Circuit PET Film and Circuit Paper and can draw up to 40 meters.

The marker is very smooth and easy to draw with, and would be great to help children learn about electric circuits. You can check out the marker in action in the ad below, which shows it being used to bring light to a paper town:

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