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This innovative kit allows the user to create basic circuits using conductive ink. The pen writes on any surface that a regular roller ball pen would be able to write on. By drawing a series of lines you can connect the included battery to a LED module so that it illuminates. The power from the battery travels through the circuit using the specially formulated conductive ink. You can start by connecting the two elements with just basic straight lines and then you can move on to more complex circuits. Circuit Scribe is only limited by your imagination and the circuits you can dream up.
The circuit scribe lite kit is advertised in the video as a starter kit that will allow users to create basic circuits using the special conductive ink. LED lights are included to create a very basic circuit, but it is also possible to use other types of circuit components to create many other possibilities. The conductive ink will write on the majority of surfaces that a standard roller ball pen will write. However, the performance may vary depending on the type of paper you are writing on. There is enough ink for around 80 to 200 meters of circuit depending on how porous your paper is.
The cost of Circuit Scribe Kit is $24.95 plus $9.95 shipping, for a total price of $34.90.
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The pen that comes with the Circuit Scribe Lite Kit uses a silver colored ink that has a resistance of between two and ten Ohms per centimeter.
The Circuit Scribe Lite Kit is supplied with two different LED modules. A 2.2 volt charge is required to illuminate the red LED light while the blue light is 3.5 volts. This allows you to create a variety of different circuits.
The Circuit Scribe pen has a fine 0.4 mm tip to allow neat circuits to be drawn with ease. This comes in especially useful when you are ready to create slightly more complicated circuits.
The pen is specially designed to allow the ink to flow freely from the tip without any need to squeeze it. It works similarly to a roller ball pen rather than a glue pen.
The pen is powered by two 3V coin cell batteries which are included in the Circuit Scribe Lite Kit.
The circuit scribe lite can be used by absolutely anybody. It is a great way to introduce kids to electronics as they will lovemaking their own circuits. The pen can also be used in an educational setting or by designers and engineers. Even artists can make fun use of this innovative design.
The circuit scribe pen is very easy to use. You do not need to squeeze out the ink, just write like it is a normal pen. It has no strong odor and there is no need to wait for the ink to dry. Circuits can be created quickly and easily just by drawing a few lines.
Although some components are provided with the kit, you are not restricted to using only them. Other components can be used although it may take practice and additional knowledge to make these circuits work.
The great thing about the circuit scribe pen is that it is able to write on pretty much any surface that a standard ink roller ball pen would be able to write on. However, it is important to note that different textures of paper and other surfaces can have an impact on the performance.
To create a basic circuit using the Circuit Scribe Lite Kit all you have to do is draw a couple of straight lines connecting the LED module and the battery. The conductive ink allows the power from the battery to be conducted around your circuit to light the led. Once you are able to complete basic circuits you can move on to more complicated circuits. You will also be able to introduce other components to your circuits although you make need to work on attaching these to the surface. All you need to do is draw the circuit you desire, there are no wires or circuit boards required - just the ink.
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