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Origami Circuits Tricky Switches

March 9, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm PST

 - $25.00

What You'll Do:

Combine simple electronics with the centuries-old Japanese papercraft art of Origami. By adding LEDs and self-sticking motors we’re able to create 3D papercraft projects that move, light up, and blink! Explore art, design, engineering, and basic electronics as we craft together.

In this workshop, we’ll discover ways to turn our circuits on and off as we craft. We’ll make a simple origami “balloon” and transform it into a lamp. Then we’ll make a fun gift box that lights up when you open it. As a gift for someone you love, we’ll make a pair of swans that light up when they join together. And finally, we’ll create a sailboat that is only powered when you put it in water.

Educators welcome! Bring these projects to your classroom or makerspace.

What You'll Need:

  • https://www.makershed.com/products/make-origami-paper-circuits-kit OR
  • Two 5mm LEDs, red
  • Two 10mm LEDs, any color
  • One vibro pancake motor
  • Four 3V coin batteries (CR2025 or CR2032)
  • Maker tape or 1/4" copper tape
  • Origami paper
  • Copy paper or scrapbook paper
  • Wax paper
  • Two CDs
  • Binder clip
  • Scissors
  • Bowl of water

About the Facilitator:

Sandy Roberts has been a certified STEM educator for over 13 years. She shares her love of science, engineering, technology, and maker activities through her business, Kaleidoscope Enrichment, as a host for Maker Camp, as Makerspace Coordinator for the Warren County Library System, and as the author of The Big Book of Maker Camp Projects. As a scientist, a teacher, and a mom, she loves to learn with her students as they create and innovate.


March 9, 2021
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm PST
Age Range:
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Email us at makercampus@make.co


14-18, 12-14, 8-12


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Ticket - Origami Circuits Tricky Switches
Tickets are for one session.
$ 25.00

Have questions or comments – email us at makercampus@make.co