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Paper circuit animation projects, a tutorial

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With a mini DC motor, conductive copper tape, a 3V coin cell battery (CR2032), paper, markers, and a small piece of hot glue stick, this paper circuit animation project comes to life. Moonshotkidz demonstrates how to make a person run in the video above, and a bird fly in the Instagram video below. Try these animations or invent your own.

Paper circuits are a fun and easy way to make simple electronic projects. Copper tape allows electric current to flow through it, similar to how wires conduct electricity in traditional circuits.

completing the circuit with a paper switch
To complete the circuit, the copper tape must make direct contact with the metal connections of the components it connects, like the positive and negative terminals of a motor, a battery, or an LED. Once these connections are established, electric current flows through the copper tape, powering the components and completing the circuit.

Safety note: Button and Lithium Coin Batteries Can Injure Children.


Find more from Moonshotkidz on YouTube, Instagram, TikTok, and Patreon, where they share templates and instructions.

TEACHING RESOURCES
β€’Β Paper Circuits with The Exploratorium.
β€’Β Paper Circuits with Science World.

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β€’Β How to Make LED Origami
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