Electric Origami at Home

Geek Culture

Ever want to fold your own circuits?  With this really cool DIY, you and your kids can create some really neat hand-made origami electronics with a few simple materials.

In what follows, we combine basic electronics (an LED Throwie)
and papercraft (a traditional origami balloon) to make what might be called an "LED Foldie." The circuitry consists of aluminum foil traces, ironed onto adhesive paper such as freezer paper, photo mounting paper, or even a laser printed pattern. Something constructed this way can then be folded so fit an LED and battery to complete the circuit.

I think this would make a great weekend or summertime project, helping to teach kids about basic electronics, while crafting something unique and beautiful.  Go read the whole project over at Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories.

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