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Craft awesome DIY electronics projects using fabric, paper, and creativity--no prior experience necessary
This fun TAB guide provides an entertaining, hands-on introduction to electronics and making. The book contains 20 DIY projects that teach electronics and craft skills using inexpensive, readily available materials. You'll also find four inspiring interviews with awesome makers. The author explains how to work with conductive thread, sewable LEDs, copper tape, small motors, simple sensors, and more.
Written by a dedicated maker, The Crafty Kid's Guide to DIY Electronics: 20 Fun Projects for Makers, Crafters, and Everyone in Between focuses on paper circuits, soft circuits, wearables, and robots. Designed for children and families interested in exploring, the book is also ideal for an established hobbyist with a sense of humor
Inside you'll discover how to:
- Get making with simple electronics and crafting
- Build interactive paper projects that light up, buzz, vibrate, and dance
- Use cardboard and origami--even create a pop-up cityscape with lights
- Sew with electricity by making projects with conductive thread
- Craft a constellation night light and a grumpy monster with a tilt sensor
- Add wearable technology to your creations
- Make an LED paper flower crown and a secret signal mood badge
- Construct a modern art robot and a rainbow unicorn automaton
About the Author
Helen Leigh is an author, education writer, and maker with a focus on creative use of new technologies. She has written playful technology education materials for National Geographic, Intel Education, and Adafruit and has developed a Design, Coding, and Electronics Course for the Royal Court of Oman. Alongside her writing, Helen makes creative technology products with a focus on education, including her latest collaboration with Imogen Heap, MI.MU, and Pimoroni, a gesture-controlled musical instrument glove that you can sew, wire, code, and play. To see some of the things Helen has made and find out more about some of the projects she has worked on, visit her website, www.doitkits.com.Helen lectures on electronics, physical computing, and music technology at Ravensbourne University and Tileyard Studios in London. She was previously director of the education platform Mission: Explore, with whom she published six acclaimed children's books. Helen lives in Berlin but is often found in London. You can say hello, ask questions, or show off your DIY electronics on Twitter (@helenleigh), on YouTube (HelenLeigh), or on Instagram (@helenleigh_makes).