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Crazy Circuits is a non-soldering electronic learning platform that allows people to create circuits from almost any material they can imagine. Crazy Circuits are designed to pop onto LEGO™ bricks, enabling your LEGO™ creations to shine, move, and make noise. Use Crazy Circuits to construct paper crafts with conductive tape, use conductive thread for sewing, and create art with conductive inks and paints. You can even program sketches with Arduino compatible Crazy Circuits boards. No matter what you want to build, Crazy Circuits brings it all together. 

 

It's just that simple.
It's just that simple.

 

Starting a creative or electronics project can be a daunting task. To get you started, we’ve put together a series of monthly projects designed to inspire creativity. Each month will feature a beginner project to show you the ropes, and an advanced project to test your skills. With all the materials you need right in the box, you’re free to follow our instruction guides, or get inspired to build your own creations. 

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Make your own USB NES Controller
Make your own USB NES Controller

 

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LED die roller made with conductive thread
LED die roller made with conductive thread

 

Music Visualizer
Music Visualizer

 

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Crazy Touch Board with Squishy Circuits
Crazy Touch Board with Squishy Circuits

 

Go on, touch it!
Go on, touch it!

 

 Everyone likes to try new things, which is why we’ve partnered with some of the biggest names in the Maker community for our subscription boxes. In addition to Crazy Circuits parts, subscribers will receive conductive paint and pens, specialty building bricks, Bluetooth robots, and much more to enable their creativity.

 

Bare Conductive Paint
Bare Conductive Paint

 

Squishy Circuits
Squishy Circuits

 

Crazy Circuits is for anyone who wants to combine art and electricity. From a kid making paper crafts, to an engineer building LEGO™ spaceships, Crazy Circuits has something for everyone. If you promise not to swallow anything, Crazy Circuits is for you!

Youngsters
Youngsters

 

Even Lumberjacks
Even Lumberjacks

 

"Tank" You Very Much!
"Tank" You Very Much!

 

Crazy Circuits is designed to get your projects off of clunky breadboards and onto things you’ll actually use. 

  • Brick-Based Systems
  • Conductive Sewing
  • Paper Crafts
  • Conductive Inks and Paints
  • Interactive Design

 

 

 

Producing custom parts designed to fit onto LEGO™ bricks requires a high level of quality and precision. To ensure that Crazy Circuits boards meet these standards, we’re having them made right here in America. 

As supporters of the Maker Movement, we believe strongly in the principles of open source hardware and software. All of the design files for Crazy Circuits, along with electronic part numbers will be available for download from our GitHub repository. In addition, all instruction sets and any code for past subscription projects will be available for free to anyone at any time. With these resources our fans will be able to create their own Crazy Circuits parts and projects. We can’t wait to see what people make! 

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 In addition to getting Crazy Circuits parts and supplies from us, all Kickstarter Backers will receive a Minimum of $10 off future Crazy Circuits parts orders.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 We don't want our Stretch Goals to be just about money, or percentage backed.  We've instead opted to make our Stretch Goals a whole lot more fun.  Unlock the Achievements to receive fun parts.

We'll also be giving away free stuff on our Facebook and Twitter pages.  Who doesn't like free stuff?

 

 

Risks and challenges

Every project involves a certain amount of risk. We have never had a product manufactured at the tight tolerances or high quantities required of Crazy Circuits. We have addressed this issue by working with a manufacturer just across the border in Illinois.

Running Crazy Circuits as a subscription service will also change the way we do business. Adding the subscription component to our standard shopping model means that customers need the ability to manage their subscription and update addresses and payment options. We have just completed a redesign of our website to enable these features, and we will be testing this system in the summer months leading up to the first Crazy Circuits monthly shipments.

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    Break-Apart Sample Circuit

    Receive a break-apart Crazy Circuits sampler circuit that includes a CR2032 battery, battery holder, push button, and brick LED. Perfect for lighting up a simple project.

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    Starter Pack

    Receive the Crazy Circuits Starter Pack at 30% off the retail price. This set has everything you need to get started with Crazy Circuits, including buttons, switches, LEDs, conductive tape and thread, and a preprogrammed ATtiny85.

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    Inventor's Pack

    Receive the Crazy Circuits Inventor’s Pack at 40% off the retail price. This set has everything from the Starter Pack, plus a programmable Arduino Nano board, variable resistor, USB power adapter, and DC and servo motors.

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    Classroom Set

    Crazy Circuits Classroom Sets include everything you need to do a project with up to 25 participants. Choose from the Vibrating Motor, Conductive Tape, and Conductive Sewing sets.

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    Deluxe Pack

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    Three Month Subscription

    Receive three months of the Crazy Circuits Subscription at $55 a month, with FREE SHIPPING in the US. This includes the Inventor’s Pack in Month One, the Game Controller projects in Month Two, and projects featuring our partner, Circuit Scribe, in Month Three.

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    Makerspace Pack

    Receive the Crazy Circuits Makerspace Pack at 25% off the retail price. This set provides you with all the Crazy Circuits you need to fully stock a makerspace for creativity.

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