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Our friends at Sparkle Labs sent us news of their new business cards and their forthcoming micro kits. Ariel writes:

Check out our new business cards. They are actually little micro kits. Put it together and the LEDs light up in the dark. It uses one of the circuits included in the Discover Electronics Kit. Just print it out onto heavy weight paper, punch holes, place your parts, and twist the leads together as shown. See the PDF for instructions and a parts list. We are busy working on a bunch of paper micro kits, so stay tuned!

Printed Circuit Business Cards

In the Maker Shed:

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DIY Design Electronics Kit
Our Price: $49.99
Harness the power of the electron! Create games, toys, and contraptions with these fundamental components. Follow the easy instructions to make a light detector, LED flasher, noisemaker and more. Once you master the basics, you’ll be ready to create your own! Everything you need to get started is right in the box, including switches, buttons, diodes, capacitors. transistors and regulators. Learn the concepts of resistance, capacitance, voltage and current with the step-by-step project manual. Great introduction to electronics for all ages. By Sparkle Labs.

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor for Boing Boing and WINK Books. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.