Paper Circuits: Lotus Flower Pop Up Card

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Here are the templates used in the Have Fun with Paper Circuitry workshop at the GESTEM (Girls Exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) event on 5/9/2014. This workshop taught simple paper circuitry and a basic understanding of how circuits work using copper tape, a coin cell battery, a LilyPad Button Board and an LED. No soldering required.

Printable templates and instructions are included in the attached PDF.

The lotus card template is based on a design by Robert Saluda.

Materials needed:

  • Copper Tape (~12" length)
  • 3mm LED
  • 3V 12mm Coin Cell Battery (CR1225)
  • Cardstock
  • Vellum
  • Clear Tape
  • Gluestick/Glue
  • Scissors/Hobby Knife

Where do I find copper tape?

SparkFun sells copper tape in 50ft rolls, but you can find similar tape at craft or hardware stores in the stained glass aisle.

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  • Author: Angela Sheehan
  • Date Posted: May 6, 2014
  • Last Updated: May 8, 2014
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