As students get the the final lessons in this unit, they’ll have a chance to build physical prototypes using the Circuit Playground. While this can be completed with nothing more than the classroom kit, cardboard, and tape, there are lots of useful supplies that you could get to expand the range of possibilities for your students. In particular, I like to stock up on:
- Copper tape for making quick circuits on just about anything.
- Conductive thread for sewn circuits
- Soldering irons and wire if you’re students are mature enough to be trusted with soldering
- Assorted buttons
These are just some of the basics that I always keep around, but I’d love to hear what the rest of you stock up on for physical computing projects!