To help you complete this project we've made all the components available in a Kit which you can buy at our online shop. Just select the Greeting Card Kit. Alternatively you can source the necessary components yourself through Farnell or Digi-Key!
Step 1: What You Will Need
Bare Paint or Bare Paint Pen
A4 Coloured Paper - You can download the templates HERE
Scissors / Craft Knife
Cutting Mat (if using knife)
Components - We've included the links to where you can buy some of the components in case you want to purchase them individually
Standard LEDs - Digi-Key
3V Coin Cell Battery - Digi-Key
Step 2: STEP 1. Download and Print your Templates
In this tutorial we will show you how to paint a circuit with either a brush or a Bare Paint Pen. We will be making the blinking robot card and the mother's day card but you can use these instructions to make lots of other card designs too - download the PDF for the Robot cards below.
Step 3: STEP 2. Make card body
Print your template onto coloured piece A4 paper. Cut along the cutting lines and fold along the folding lines. Keep cut off bits for later. If you are a little person please be careful and ask a parent or teacher to help you with the cutting.
Step 4: STEP 3. Paint your circuit
Or… if you have a Bare Paint pen you can trace around the circuit with your pen.