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Conductak Sticky Circuitry

An educational kickstarter at SIGGRAPH

By Ko Maruyama

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Conductak chief conductor, Allen Pan, has created a simple solution to introduce circuitry and making to a community of learners who might not be able to use a soldering iron or complex breadboards.  The conductak sticky material can be used on multiple materials too.  At this year's SIGGRAPH Making area, Allen showed attendees how fun and easy simple circuitry can be.

At first, I was going to file a simple written interview, but after talking with Allen for a few minutes, it is easy to see that only a video does justice to the amount of energy and passion he brings to this project.




Conductak allows people to create simple circuitry projects no matter what age they are.  Without the barrier of a soldering iron, classrooms can introduce projects that can be created on many different types of media, even paper.  Conductak is also working on a project called CircuitStick which is a physical representation of a circuit which hopes to bring circuit making to people who may be visually impaired.  The large pieces of wood (Circuit Sticks) can work together with the conductak to create various projects, including some that encourage a real physical social connection.



Conductak got its start on Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1474433053/conductak-stick-circuits-anywhere and has become a fully funded project.


You can find out more about Conductak by visiting their website: http://conductak.com/


Ko Maruyama is a freelance animator in Los Angeles.  In addition to working on film and broadcast animations, Ko teaches at Pasadena's Art Center College of Design - focusing on motion design.  When working, writing or testing software allows, you can find him lending a hand in the After Effects board and lurking among the Cinema4D, Visual Effects and Photoshop posts within the DMNForums.

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