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This DIY Paper Circuit Board Teaches Science and Astronomy

 - Jul 8, 2014
References: instructables & treehugger
'StarryNight' is a paper circuit board project for kids that teaches the basics of electricity and spotting stars in the night sky, making it a great way to get in STEM at home. The project by Instructables user 'meethumalu' involves some basic materials like copper tape, coin cells, LED lights, copper foil and some black paper.

Before trying to spot the Big Dipper in the sky, this project is a handy reference guide for where you can expect to find them. The primer on open and closed circuits makes for a great rainy day project when you're stuck indoors, since collecting the materials might only cost a trip to the garage or the local hardware store.

The project was developed for the Tangible Interactive Computing course at the University of Maryland and it has since been named the winner of Instructables' Maker Family Contest.