Interactive Lights - SCOPES Digital Fabrication

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Studio 5
Studio 5
K-12 teacher
In line with the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology’s Digital Youth Strategy, STUDIO 5 is mainly aimed at nurturing youth as digital learners by sharpening their 21st century learning skills, as they develop in an all-pervasive digital environment. In… Read More


In this workshop, participants are going to learn how to create interactive lights using smart materials and a pre-programmed electrical board that has different functionalities installed in it, participants are going to use the conductive paint as a replacement of wires as well as touch and proximity sensors, the lamps that the participants are going to create are going to be fabricated using paper.

What You'll Need

1.      Laptops.

2.      Electrical paint lamp kit.

3.      Presentation.

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The Instructions



1- Who are we and what we do in Studio 56.

2- Open Question: What are we going to do today?

3- What are smart materials?

•      Show video about smart materials.

4- What is conductive paint.

5- Open Question: what is electricity?

6- What is an electrical circuit?

•      Show video about electrical circuits.

7- What are the basic components of an electrical circuit?

8- Can wires be replaced in an electrical circuit?

•      Explain how wires can be replaced in an electrical circuit.

9- non-smart materials vs smart materials.

10- Explain the light up board.

11- Explain the first activity step by step.

12- Show a video of how a proximity sensor works.

13- Explain the second activity step by step.


1- Open the kit and remove the components and instructions of each activity from it.

2- Paint on activity 1 instructions paper as mentioned in the instruction using the conductive paint.

3- wait for the conductive paint to dry.

4- while waiting for the paint to dry in activity 1, start painting in activity 2 instruction paper.