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  • Littlebits – Bits snap together with magnets to create instant circuits for foolproof inventing. Creativity unleashed.
    • Don’t miss their education discount.
  • Makey Makey – MaKey MaKey is an invention kit for the 21st century. Turn everyday objects into touchpads and combine them with the internet. It’s a simple Invention Kit for Beginners and Experts doing art, engineering, and everything inbetween.
    • Great introduction to circuits that involve the body.
  • E-textiles/Wearables – Build circuits into your clothing and accessories.
    • Lilypad and Adafruit are the main manufactures of these, though many parts can be purchased from 3rd party companies.
    • Both brands are available from Sparkfun
  • Circuit Scribes (Electroninks)- Circuit Scribe is a rollerball pen that writes with non-toxic conductive silver ink. It makes creating circuits as easy as doodling for use with interactive modules. Our kits range from beginner to advanced and are suitable for individual or classroom use.
  • Touchboards (Bare Conductive) – Creative electronic tools – Make interactive projects using Electric Paint, the Touch Board and the Starter Kit.
    • Allows for interactive project to run without a computer
  • PicoBoard – The PicoBoard allows you to create interactions with various sensors. Using the Scratch programming language, you can easily create simple interactive programs based on the input from sensors. The PicoBoard incorporates a light sensor, sound sensor, a button and a slider, as well as 4 additional inputs that can sense electrical resistance via included cables.
  • LED Circuit Stickers (Chibi Lights) – Create, craft and code with Chibitronics circuit stickers. 
    • Site has great project ideas for use with many products.
    • Don’t miss their education discount