Tenaya created the #PaperGem kit for the young maker that wants to try a quick wearable tech project they can be proud of. In collaboration with Lindsay Balfour, epic paper engineer, the kit is designed to teach paper folding in creative ways, then combine that with the use of copper tape to make a circuit. 2 #PaperGem kits come in the Variety Pack, for best results, make them together so you can all compare and learn! There is a suggested outcome, but every creation is still different so share yours with #PaperGem on social media with #RogueMaking too! Next try the #CircuitCard kit which teaches how to make a switch with paper circuits. Surprise someone special this holiday with a light-up card.
#Patribotic is a fun kit, much like #BumbleBot, but with an Independence Day theme. Engineering is playing and making adjustments, additions, and subtractions is all part of the fun. Create a habitat for your bot, a maze, a race, or other bot challenges!
Using the Pager Motor and the coincell battery, create a circuit that will buzz on your table. By wedging it in the piece of foam provided, you can start to design your own bot by observing how it moves on its own. Add pieces to add weight, or see what the pipettes can do. Any young maker can play with this kit for hours, try adding your own upcycle items like “pizza tables” or tiny cream containers. Every creation is different, feel free to share yours with #Patribotic on social media with #RogueMaking too!
Full instructions available at RogueMaking.com
Most importantly as a Maker, learn to fail and learn by trying it! We’re all on the side of the electricity working. These materials are safe and if short circuiting happens (where electricity isn’t going through the LEDs, but is going straight back to the battery), there will be no melting, the battery will just drain. Replacement batteries are readily available at a low cost on Amazon or Ebay, but a little pricey at a regular pharmacy store.