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Introduction

Crazy Circuits was designed to work with LEGO components, but our large programmable boards also work quite well in a Paper Circuits project with standard electronics components. This guide will show you some tips and tricks for making those connections.

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  1. We recommend using 1/4th inch Maker Tape. If possible, only use every other hole on the board in order to give yourself some extra space.
    • We recommend using 1/4th inch Maker Tape. If possible, only use every other hole on the board in order to give yourself some extra space.

    • Run tape over the top of a pin hole on a Crazy Circuits Board. Take care to ONLY touch the copper ring around the pin you wish to use, not any other.

    • Press firmly to make a solid connection.

    • This is a short term solution. The tape will lose its stickiness over time and come off. Great for a few days or weeks, but not a permanent solution.

  2. Run 1/8th inch Maker Tape so that it runs over the TOP of a Crazy Circuits Board.
    • Run 1/8th inch Maker Tape so that it runs over the TOP of a Crazy Circuits Board.

    • Make sure it's touching the copper colored ring around the outside of the pin that you wish to use.

    • Don't allow the the tape to touch a different copper ring.

    • This is a short term solution. The tape will lose its stickiness over time and come off. Great for a few days or weeks, but not a permanent solution.

  3. When making a project, run tape to the edge of your project paper or cardboard. Wrap it around the end of the paper or cardboard so tape is on both sides.
    • When making a project, run tape to the edge of your project paper or cardboard.

    • Wrap it around the end of the paper or cardboard so tape is on both sides.

    • You can also run tape OFF the end of the paper or cardboard and fold it back onto itself. This gives some flexibility.

    • Attach one end of an alligator clip to your Crazy Circuits board and the other to the end of the tape. This will make a solid connection that won't wear down or tear your paper.

  4. Use 1/8th Inch Maker Tape to connect to an output pin on a Crazy Circuits Board. Go through the hole and wrap the tape around to itself.
    • Use 1/8th Inch Maker Tape to connect to an output pin on a Crazy Circuits Board.

    • Go through the hole and wrap the tape around to itself.

    • Press firmly on all parts of the tape that touch the board to create a solid connection.

    • Removing the tape can be really annoying using this method.

  5. From here on out just run your conductive tape to your other components.
    • From here on out just run your conductive tape to your other components.

    • Lay the Maker Tape over the top of the components connections/ legs. Press down firmly for a solid connection.

    • Or put the component connections/ legs on top of the tape and then cover them with a second, smaller, piece of tape.

    • Press down to make a firm connection. If something isn't lighting up it's probably for this reason.

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