If you’re looking for a really fun weekend project to try out with children this play dough-based electronic circuit project is fun, impressive, and kid-friendly.
In the above TED Talk Ann Marie Thomas demonstrates how you can use a cheap battery pack and simple homemade play dough to create electrical circuits that are easy to build and much more kid-friendly that prototype boards and soldering irons. Hit up the link below to get the dough recipes and additional tips about using the materials.
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- Published 06/16/11