Getting Started with Circuit Scribe

So you have a Circuit Scribe kit and you’re ready to get started. Here comes the fun part!

Draw Your First Circuit

The basic components of any Circuit Scribe project are:

  • Conductive ink pen
  • Steel canvas sheet
  • Stencil
  • Paper
  • 9v power module
  • Any other module, like an LED or sensor

1.Use the stencil to draw dots that the modules' feet will fit onto. (They're magnetic and snap to the steel sheet behind your paper for a good strong connection.)

2.For this simple circuit, draw two pairs of dots.

3.Connect the dots with lines like so.

4.Connect a battery module to one pair of feet and turn it on (if the module is connected correctly, the blue indicator will light up).

5.Connect the LED module to the other pair of feet. Congratulations, you've drawn your first circuit!

6.6. If the LED doesn't light up, troubleshoot! A common problem are breaks in the lines of your circuit drawing - try drawing over them again making sure there are no breaks.

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Learn about modules

Circuit Scribe isn’t just about our conductive ink pen - it’s also about the modules! Learn about the components that make Circuit Scribe move, buzz, light, connect, and add logic.

Dive into Lessons and Projects

Our Projects & Lesson Plans platform can guide you through all kinds of projects to explore with Circuit Scribe. Whether you want to have fun with arts & crafts or dig into electronics and even physics, this is the place to go.

Troubleshoot

As you’re discovering circuits by using our conductive ink pen, what do you do if the lights don’t light, the motors don’t turn, and … nothing happens? To be honest, we love the fact that Circuit Scribe teaches kids to troubleshoot. Failure is good!

If you can’t get something working, take a visit over to our troubleshooting guide.

Follow Along!

If you’re liking the Circuit Scribe experience and you want to follow along as we add new projects and come out with cool new stuff, join us on social media and read our blog!

Useful Links

Want more guidance? Download a PDF of our Inventor's Notebook here. You'll find tons of info about using our kits, including templates for more than 20 circuits drawings. Visit our Projects and Tutorials site for lots of project ideas! 

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Mini Kit

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Basic Kit
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Basic Kit
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Basic Kit

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Super Kit
Super Kit
Super Kit

Super Kit

$59.99
Ultra Kit
Ultra Kit
Ultra Kit

Ultra Kit

$99.99
A 9V Battery Circuit Scribe module on a white background. This modules powers the circuit. Blue LED means that is on. Red LED means that it is shorted.
A 9V Battery Circuit Scribe module on a white background. This modules powers the circuit. Blue LED means that is on. Red LED means that it is shorted.
A 9V Battery Circuit Scribe module on a white background.
A 9V Battery Circuit Scribe module on a white background.
A 9V Battery Circuit Scribe module and a 9V Circuit Scribe batter on a white background.

9V Battery Adapter

$7.99
A Circuit Scribe USB Circuit Adapter module on a white background. Oval shaped module supplies 5V to your circuit when plugged into a USB port. The circuit module comes with a blue LED to indicate that the power is working and red if the module is shorted.
A Circuit Scribe USB Circuit Adapter module on a white background. Oval shaped module supplies 5V to your circuit when plugged into a USB port. The circuit module comes with a blue LED to indicate that the power is working and red if the module is shorted.
A Circuit Scribe USB Circuit Adapter module from above on a white background.
The bottom of a Circuit Scribe USB Circuit Adapter module on a white background.

USB Adapter

$8.99
The Circuit Scribe light sensor module on a white background. This light sender responds to light. the more light the larger the output.
The Circuit Scribe light sensor module on a white background. This light sender responds to light. the more light the larger the output.
A top view of the Circuit Scribe light sensor module on a white background.
The bottom view of the Circuit Scribe light sensor module on a white background.

Light Sensor (Photo Sensor)

$6.99
A Circuit Scribe DPDT Switch module on a white background. With five orange magnetic circles.  But this double switch is two switches in one. Clicking the levers from left to right simultaneously switches from one connection to the other.
A Circuit Scribe DPDT Switch module on a white background. With five orange magnetic circles.  But this double switch is two switches in one. Clicking the levers from left to right simultaneously switches from one connection to the other.
A Circuit Scribe DPDT Switch module on a white background.
The bottom of a Circuit Scribe DPDT Switch module on a white background.

Double Switch (DPDT Switch)

$8.99

Circuit Scribe Conductive Ink Pen

$5.99

Super Kit

$59.99

Basic Kit

$29.99

Ultra Kit

$99.99
Drone Builder Kit
Drone Builder Kit
A child's hands holding an assembled DIY Drone. To fly the drone download the app with the app you can easily fly it. Also able to record videos and take photos with the drone while using the app.
Drone Builder Kit
The DIY Drone builder kit with components, accessories, and conductive ink pen.
Drone Builder Kit.
Drone Builder Kit.
Drone Builder Kit.
A GIF of hands piloting the DIY Drone with their mobile phone.

Drone Builder Kit

$49.99
Drone Battery
Drone Battery
White drone and black batter on a white background. Extra battery for your drone kit. More power with four minutes of continuous flight time.
Drone Battery
Drone Battery

Drone Battery

$9.99
Replacement drone propellers for the DIY Drone Kit on a white background. The drone can be crashed and rebuilt but the propellers can be easily replaced. The replacement propellers comes in sets of sixteen.
Replacement drone propellers for the DIY Drone Kit on a white background. The drone can be crashed and rebuilt but the propellers can be easily replaced. The replacement propellers comes in sets of sixteen.
A drone propeller for the DIY Drone Kit on a white background.
Drone propellers for the DIY Drone Kit on a white background.

Replacement Propellers for Drone Builder Kit

$7.99
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Drone Classroom Kit
Drone Classroom Kit
Drone Classroom Kit
Drone Classroom Kit
Drone Classroom Kit

Drone Classroom Kit

$599.99

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