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
  • Metal backing sheet
  • Stencil
  • Paper
  • Power module
  • Any other module, like an LED

Here's a quick look at how to draw your first circuit:


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

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3. Connect the dots with lines like so. Be sure not to draw sideways in-between the dots.

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4. Connect a battery module to one pair of feet and turn it on (blue indicator will light up).

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

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6. If the LED doesn't light up, troubleshoot! Usually the problem is that there's a break in the lines you drew - try drawing over them again making sure there are no breaks.

Learn About Modules

Dive Into Lessons and Projects

Troubleshoot

Follow Along

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.
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.
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.
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 -
it has tons of info about using our kits and templates for more than 20 circuits you can draw.

Visit our Projects and Tutorials site for lots of project ideas!

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Teacher teaching students circuitry using Circuit Scribe conductive silver ink pens