SparkFun Paper Circuits Kit

Welcome to the world of paper circuits - creating electronic projects directly on paper using simple components! The SparkFun Paper Circuits Kit teaches the basics and fundamentals of creating an electric circuit without the need to solder or code a single thing! Using the provided templates, strips of copper tape, and LEDs, the SparkFun Paper Circuits Kit provides you with 10 fun and informative light up robot cards that should only take between five to 10min to assemble! No previous electronics experience is required.

If you are unfamiliar, a paper circuit is a functioning electronic circuit built on a paper surface instead of a PCB. Projects can range from greeting cards, to origami, to traditional art such as paintings or drawings. What makes them unique is the use of traditional fine art techniques to create a circuit that is combines aesthetics and functionality. Paper circuits are becoming more and more popular in the hobby electronics world. The easy availability of craft-like materials and increasing abundance of new products has created a really unique ecosystem for crafters looking to make the leap to electronics projects.

The only things you will need to get each simple circuit card built, that aren’t included in SparkFun Paper Circuits Kit, are CR2032 coin cell batteries, scissors, a hole punch, tape, and any coloring supplies to make your little robot pop. Although, if you need more individual card kits you have two options: download the card in the Documents tab above (and order the additional components separately) or you can pick up the SparkFun Paper Circuits Classroom Pack (which includes 30 individual card kits) instead!

Note: The SparkFun Paper Circuits Kit does not include any CR2032 coin cell batteries to avoid major shipping restrictions. This kit requires up to 10 CR2032 batteries and they will need to be purchased separately.

Get Started with the SparkFun Paper Circuits Kit Guide

  • 10x Printed Robot Template Card
  • 10x Yellow LED - 5mm
  • 10x Copper Tape - 1ft
  • 10x Binder Clip

SparkFun Paper Circuits Kit Product Help and Resources

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.
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July 5, 2018

Learn how to build a simple paper circuit using copper tape, a 5mm LED, and a 3V coin cell battery.

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: 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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