Art & Craft is a lot of fun, especially among kids. But what about teaching concepts of electricity - like circuits, LEDs and motors - through “drawing” and folding?
AgIC is a Japanese company that aims to do exactly that, using special markers and papers. Their Circuit Marker, which retails for just $14.99, can allow electricity to pass though just one stroke of its ink. The marker only works on special paper sold by the company that costs $37.49 for 10 (A4 size) sheets. And after you are done with the project, you can easily erase the ink using the Circuit Eraser, that costs $7.50.
The formula? Ag: Silver. The Circuit Marker contains silver that allows it to be conductive. The special paper allows the ink to dry immediately for maximum effectiveness. Moreover, the Circuit Eraser can be used to erase off the circuit!
While it might be slightly costly, the Circuit Marker and Paper make for a great educational kit. The ability for students to put their ideas to work on paper already sounds attractive. AgIC’s website also features a lot of projects that you can do with the marker and paper.
For their innovation, AgIC has won two Editor's Choices at Maker Faire Bay Area 2014, Microsoft Japan Innovation Award and the second prize of Global Fab Awards in FAB10, the International FabLab Conference.
You can learn more about AgIC and buy their products on their website: https://agic.cc/en/