It’s the perfect time of year to get your hands on the latest gadgets and trying new Christmas themed projects. Here are 4 cool projects to get yourself in the festive spirit this year in the lead up to Christmas, which includes the Touch Board, Pi Cap, Electric Paint Lamp Kit or Electric Paint Circuit Kit (all available on our online store). We hope that you get inspired and we’d love to see your Christmas projects, so please feel free to share them with us via our social media pages.

1. Touch Board – If you’re creating a MIDI Piano, why not decorate it with some fancy festive wrapping paper? First of all, attach the piano from the Printed Instrument Sensors to a bigger sheet covered with wrapping paper. Once this is done, set your Touch Board into MIDI mode, attach it to the sensor and play some of your favourite Christmas songs. Find out about how to make a MIDI piano with the Touch Board. Click here to watch the video.

2. Pi Cap - The Pi Cap has polyphonic playback so you can remix your favourite Christmas carols by adding sound effects to them during the festive period. All you need is a Raspberry Pi, a Pi Cap and some Bare Conductive Electric Paint. In this example, we have sleigh bells in the background, then add a layer of piano and finally some laughter. Find out how to change the tracks on the Pi Cap. Click here to watch the video.

3. Electric Paint Circuit Kit – This is the perfect gift for all ages, make some ornaments during Christmas by designing your own mini-city with the Electric Paint Circuit Kit. Simply create the buildings and colour them white to create a gingerbread city. See how to build the Electric Paint Circuit Kit, add some decorations and bring your city to life.

4. Electric Paint Lamp Kit - Transform a paper template into a beautiful lamp in three easy steps with this fantastic Christmas gift idea. Paint, plug, and play - use Electric Paint to create custom touch-sensitive buttons connected to our Light Up Board and then use our lampshades to bring your lamp to life. Wrapping paper is a great way to quickly decorate your Electric Paint Lamp Kit lamps and create your own Christmas lights this holiday. Find out how to customise your Electric Paint Lamp Kit. Click here to watch the video.

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