Storytelling with Paper Electronics Workshop
Participants explore storytelling using paper and electronics. Participants then create a paper circuit that lights up an LED, and write or draw a story incorporating light.
Paper pages that glow, books that talk to each other wirelessly, ink that conducts electricity, and playing cards that trigger sounds - it may sound like science fiction but it’s not.
Developments in technology and manufacturing are creating an emerging genre of printed books and games that combine electronics with paper to open up new storytelling possibilities using light, sound and paper.
Using Who Ate The Cake? as a case study, topics covered include:
- General storytelling principles
- Combining paper and electronics including how it's done, the technology and basic electronics
- Incorporating lights and sounds to tell stories on paper.
Activity - Create a Story Using Paper Electronics
Using a coin battery, copper tape and LEDs, participants create a paper circuit that lights up an LED, then write or draw a story that incorporates light.
* Discussion topics and activities may be adapted to suit participant age and number, and the allocated time for the workshop.
40 - 90 minutes
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