Very Useful Circuits

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Aug 23, 2017

Very Useful Mods

Most soldering kits are “color by number” kits where you have to follow directions exactly otherwise the circuit won’t work.

With our Very Useful Circuits, we’ve identified circuits that are robust and simple enough that you can swap out components to better understand how the circuit works.

That’s why we actively encourage modifying our circuits: the more you tinker, the more you learn!

In this update, we’ll share a few of our favorite mods… we can’t wait to see what you come up with! Some of these mods are already available in our Student Explorer packs, but to encourage additional exploration, we’re offering limited quantities of our favorite mods on Crowd Supply: a Touchpad Buzzer kit and UV Lights!

Touchpad with Buzzer

We like embedding Touchpad into projects because it make them interactive. The Touchpad soldering kit comes with an LED, but we’ve enhanced this version by including a buzzer. Instead of lighting up an LED, create a sound when the conductive pad is pressed. You can use this mod to create a board game buzzer, a doorbell or your own creation.

Touchpad with Buzzer Mod

Touchpad with Buzzer Mod

Nitelight with UV Light

When we discovered how to make LEGO bricks glow with an ultraviolet LED, we couldn’t help modifying our Nitelight board to include one! In this kit, a phototransistor triggers the LED to light up. Place your creation in a dark area and watch your LEGOs glow. We found that the transparent yellow, orange or green LEGO bricks work best.

UV Light Mod in action.

UV Light Mod in action.

You can get your hands on both of these Very Useful Circuit mods only on Crowd Supply. Order soon - only limited quantities of these soldering kits will be available!

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$35

The Full Set (of 4)

Start building and learning with one each of the boards with soldering instructions included. Curriculum will be emailed as it becomes available.


$12

TouchPad

Includes one board and project ideas. Soldering kit comes with components, and assembly instructions.


$12

NiteLight

Includes one board and project ideas. Soldering kit comes with components, and assembly instructions.


$12

Blinker

Includes one board and project ideas. Soldering kit comes with components, and assembly instructions.


$12

Sensor

Includes one board and project ideas. Soldering kit comes with components, and assembly instructions.


$70

Student Explorer (8-board pack)

All the boards and components required to explore the function of the circuits by building variants. Includes (2x) TouchPad kit, (2x) Nitelight, (2x) Blinker, and (2x) Sensor. (ONLY AVAILABLE AS SOLDERING KIT).


$80

Maker Classroom Pack (10-boards)

The Maker Classroom Pack is for maker spaces where students are looking for an engaging soldering project. If students want to solder variants of the boards they can use components provided by the makerspace. Select 10 of any board.


$12

TouchPad with Buzzer

Includes one board with components plus a buzzer to modify your circuit. Available only as a soldering kit.

Touchpad with Buzzer Mod

$12

NiteLight with UV LED Mod

Mod Includes one board with components plus a UV LED to modify your circuit. Available only as a soldering kit.

UV Light Mod in action.

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Credits

Lectrify

Lectrify is the flagship product of Imagination Supply Co. It was created by two educators based in San Francisco. Over the years, we’ve designed, prototyped and tested interactive hands-on curriculum for kids. Our goal is to make project based learning engaging and educational for individuals of any age. The circuits are universally embeddable meaning they can be used on all types of materials – paper, wearables, arts & crafts.


Diego Fonstad

Co-founder

Kirti Patel

Co-founder

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