Today we met with Cathy from the Charlotte Community School for Girls to demonstrate our Fuzzy Logic (Feltronics) circuits. She gave us a lot of positive feedback. She said she thought the concept was "really cool" for both demonstrating circuits in front of a class and having students build their own circuits in small groups. They typically teach electricity and magnetism to 10-year-old children in North Carolina, so we demonstrated a simple circuit (a battery, a resistor, a switch and an LED) that would be suited for that age group.
We discussed using Feltronics to build a FM transmitter as a way to engage a class and show them the power of simple components.
Cathy liked the low cost (under $1 per constructed felt component) and thought that would be feasible for many schools to make their own sets.
She confirmed that kids like things that light up and make sounds, so we should try to have LEDs and buzzers in our circuits.
She liked the felt, but also liked the cheaper and faster paper-version where the teacher would print templates, cut them out, and tape the component to the front or back.