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Build a “No Wire” Circuit

Create a circuit that has no metal wires and uses at least three different conductors.

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Inspiration Video

Suggested Materials

  • batteries (3V watch batteries)
  • LEDs
  • conductive materials
    • alumnium foil
    • paper clips
    • binder clips
    • brass fasteners
    • pipe cleaners
    • metal objects
  • scissors
  • cardboard
  • tape

Difficulty Level


This design challenge requires simple motor skills, understanding of straightforward concepts, or common materials to build.

Educator Resources

This design challenge has downloadable resources available.