Squishy Circuits Provide Kid-Friendly Electronics Exploration

By Jason Fitzpatrick on June 16th, 2011

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.

Squishy Circuits

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 06/16/11
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