Love to Code Creative Coding Kit

Get started with coding and paper circuits now! The Love to Code Creative Coding Kit from Chibitronics is a fun, friendly and new way to engage with coding using the Chibi Chip microcontroller board. The Creative Coding Kit reinvents the book through paper electronics: craft functional circuits directly into the pages of the included storybook, Love to Code Volume 1, while learning how to bring images to life through code. With Love to Code, everyone can fall in love with coding!

In Love to Code Volume 1, you’ll join Fern the Frog in learning the “sometimes hard, but fun” concepts in coding. You’ll master basics of electronics and coding with the help Fern’s friend, Sami the Seal. You’ll start with turning on an LED, then learning how to make it blink. Your projects will become interactive after learning how to craft several types of paper circuit switches, while learning about variables and conditional statements. You’ll wrap up with learning how to create more aesthetically pleasing light-fading effects using loops and multithreading. There is also a comprehensive appendix on debugging which will help you develop the skills to evaluate, find, and fix problems in projects.

Getting started is easy and quick, thanks to an easy-to-use web-only environment that requires no software to install or drivers to configure. Code is uploaded to your Chibi Chip via the common headphone jack. If you can stream music off the web, you’ve already got everything you need to Love to Code. Confirm your browser’s compatibility by visiting https://ltc.chibitronics.com/test and buy with confidence!

The Love to Code Creative Coding Kit contains everything needed to complete Love to Code Volume 1. This includes the 150-page book printed in full color, a Chibi Chip pre-mounted in a Chibi Clip, a programming cable, 2 rolls of copper tape, 36 white LED stickers, 64 conductive fabric patches, a stencil for sketching component outlines, and a Chibi Book powered ring binder (batteries not included – requires 3 AA batteries).

Note: The Love to Code Creative Coding Kit requires three AA sized batteries to operate. These batteries are NOT included in this kit and will need to be purchased separately.

  • 1x Love to Code Volume 1 - Modular Instructional Story Book
  • 1x Chibi Chip Microcontroller Board
  • 1x Chibi Clip Mounting Accessory
  • 1x Programming Cable
  • 1x Circuit Sticker Stencil
  • 2x Copper Tape - 16ft (5m)
  • 36x Chibitronics White LED Stickers
  • 64x Fabric Tape Swatches

Love to Code Volume 1 includes five chapters total:

  • Light Up and LED
  • Code a Blink
  • Add a Switch
  • Fade In and Out
  • Debugging

Love to Code Creative Coding Kit Product Help and Resources

Craft a Holiday Greeting with Love to Code

March 23, 2018

Craft your own paper circuit holiday greeting using the LEDs, a Chibi Chip, Love to Code!

Getting Started with Chibi Chip and Clip

March 22, 2018

This tutorial goes over the how to assemble the Chibitronics' Chibi Chip programmable microcontroller with the Chibi Clip to add more functionality to your paper circuits! Start programming your Chibi Chip by writing code (block-based and text-based) in a browser-based code editor and then transmit code through sound to your board!

The Great Big Guide to Paper Circuits

May 22, 2015

Let's take a look at different materials we can use to combine paper crafting and electronics.

Core Skill: DIY

Whether it's for assembling a kit, hacking an enclosure, or creating your own parts; the DIY skill is all about knowing how to use tools and the techniques associated with them.

1 DIY

Skill Level: Noob - Basic assembly is required. You may need to provide your own basic tools like a screwdriver, hammer or scissors. Power tools or custom parts are not required. Instructions will be included and easy to follow. Sewing may be required, but only with included patterns.
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Core Skill: Programming

If a board needs code or communicates somehow, you're going to need to know how to program or interface with it. The programming skill is all about communication and code.

2 Programming

Skill Level: Rookie - You will need a better fundamental understand of what code is, and how it works. You will be using beginner-level software and development tools like Arduino. You will be dealing directly with code, but numerous examples and libraries are available. Sensors or shields will communicate with serial or TTL.
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Core Skill: Electrical Prototyping

If it requires power, you need to know how much, what all the pins do, and how to hook it up. You may need to reference datasheets, schematics, and know the ins and outs of electronics.

2 Electrical Prototyping

Skill Level: Rookie - You may be required to know a bit more about the component, such as orientation, or how to hook it up, in addition to power requirements. You will need to understand polarized components.
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