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Soft Circuit Competition Registration Opens

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Who: Families & Kids Where: Maryland Science Center When: August 11, 2014 How Much? Free to register and admission on the competition date will be free for participant and up to 3 team members.

This competition is now at capacity and we are no longer accepting registrations.  Sign up for our emails to stay up to date with the latest competitions and events at the Maryland Science Center.

Competition date: September 27 at Noon

Get hands on with the Maryland Science Center for our Soft Circuit Competition! Soft circuits blend the use of conductive materials and electrical components with craft materials and fabrics to make exciting art pieces, clothing, and toys.  We will provide tips, hints, and a kit of LEDs, batteries, battery holders, and conductive thread—you take care of the rest.


This competition is now at capacity and we are no longer accepting registrations.

Competition Rules:

  • Participants must use the electrical components provided in the kits.
  • Participants may use any type of fabric or additional non-conductive thread to complete their projects.
  • To qualify for awards, all entries must be present at the Maryland Science Center by noon on competition day.


  • The Whimsical Wearable Award: Awarded to the most inventive piece of adorned apparel.
  • The Top-notch Toy Award: Awarded to the most imaginative stuffed toy.
  • The Hacker Hero Award: Awarded for the best use of repurposed materials.
  • The Sew Splendiferous Award: Awarded to the most overall innovative project.