Multifunctional DIY lighting kit with unique affordances of form, color, conductivity, and magnetism.
Plus Minus is a DIY (do-it-yourself) lighting kit that is not only fully functional as a light source, but also passively educates about basic electronic circuitry. Through unique affordances of form, color, conductivity, and magnetism, consumers of all ages are empowered to create, customize, and personalize their own multipurpose light source (spotlight, nightlight, decoration light, etc.). Through the process of assembling their lights, consumers are led to understand the flow of direct current. Goals of Plus Minus are to educate outside of school environments, where people spend the majority of their time, and to integrate do-it-yourself and maker culture into ordinary homes.