This New Pen Might Revolutionize the Classroom
A new type of pen is coming out that has the ability to teach students of all ages about electricity. Imagine drawing a circuit in a notebook, connecting a battery and LED light to it, and seeing its functionality. This is now possible with Circuit Scribe. Circuit Scribe is a pen that holds conductive ink that can be used to draw working circuits. This ink is easy to disperse and dries quickly. The ink is conductive on paper, making it easy to use everywhere. This is perfect for a classroom because it teaches students how circuits work and gives them a hands-on experience in creating one. The pen allows students to practice through trial and error and discover various ways to complete a circuit. This might even be able to help students in higher education solve electrical problems in smaller environments or hard to reach places. No more need for breadboards and crazy amounts of wire.
This pen is currently only in KickStart, but there are thousands of people pledging money to get the project started. One can go to Circuit Scribe’s KicksStart (hyperlink) page and pledge only $20 to receive a pen. The estimated delivery time once pledged is July 2014.