Paper circuits blog

Supplies:  paper
Led lightbulb (we had 4 colors)
3 v battery
Copper tape
Binder clip

A pencil would be nice.

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First we discussed how to identify positive and negative on our led lights.

1.   Fold corner of paper up.
2.  Mark where battery goes
3.   Draw the circuit.

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Note:   keep it super simple to start!
4.   Place copper tape.
Note:  the tape cannot touch.
5.  Put LED bulb connecting positive and negative copper tape.
Bend the wires first so they lay flat somehow marking positive and negative sides

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6.  Place battery in marked spot and hold in place with binder clip.
7.  Get excited when it lights up (or cry if it doesn’t. — don’t worry you are successful for trying and you can figure it out!    Don’t give up!)

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Continue experimenting.    Try to make parallel and series circuits.

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A parallel circuit

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My attempt at a series.   (It still needs work.   Only one of the two bulbs will light up.:'()

Problems to watch out for:
1.   Trying to go too complicated in design
2.   Switching positive and negative
3.  Bending copper tape
4.  Using wrong color of led

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