Conductak Sticky Circuitry
An educational kickstarter at SIGGRAPH
By Ko Maruyama!-- AddToAny BEGIN -->
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/