Hellenga Projects was awarded Patent #9,782,686, Patent #10179295, and Patent #10717018 for a "kit for electrifying a system of bricks in a brick building system." Flexible circuits and paper-thin LEDs snap under LEGO and facilitate the creation of art and technology projects. The system offers an alternative to the cars and robots typically used to teach children about circuits and code: light-up mosaics and programmable LEGO walls support curriculum spanning simple circuits, coding with microcontrollers, and the art and science of light and color.
Paper-thin LEDs can be attached to a LEGO baseplate and connected to a power source via conductive tape. The system empowers anyone new to electronics by enabling them to create light-up mosaics without soldering.
The storytelling power of LEGO gives children a compelling reason to master circuit layout as they build original LEGO creations with hidden electrical paths and connections.