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Electronics Without Electricity Mechanical circuits


Spintronics has mechanical resistors, inductors, transistors, diodes batteries and capacitors. When you connect them together with chains, they give a really good intuition for how circuits works.Electronics is about bending raw energy: splitting it, storing it, multiplying it, reversing it, and shaping it to your will.

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Spintronics is a new game from the makers of Turing Tumble where players build mechanical circuits to solve puzzles. Players feel the pull of voltage and see the flow of current as they discover electronics in a tangible and deeply intuitive way, using the first physical equivalent of electronics ever built.

Players place spintronic components onto the magnetic base tiles and string chain between the parts to make circuits.Spintronics lets you experience electronics in a relatable way. Instead of electrons flowing through wires, chains flow through circuit components like mechanical resistors, capacitors, inductors, transistors, and switches.


The spintronic battery powers your spintronic circuits. It pushes the chain with a constant force (voltage). Charge the battery by pulling the string. A built-in mechanical circuit breaker automatically shuts it off in the event of a short circuit.Spintronics its an ongoing kickstarter project created by Paul Boswell.