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Create impressive stop-motion animations with this all-in-one kit. Stop-motion animation is a great team-building activity that encourages problem-solving, collaboration and creativity for kids at all experience levels. Software included.

  • Grades: K - 12

Inspire kids to produce polished broadcasts, short movies, presentations and more. All the green screen technology a media lab or makerspace could need comes in this powerful kit. Easy-to-use editing software included.

  • Grades: 1 - 12

Brown Dog Gadgets are the creators of Bristlebots, Paper Circuits, Solar Bugs and Crazy Circuits. No matter how or what you create, Brown Dog Gadgets products can help you learn the basics of electronics, circuitry, and solar energy.

  • Grades: 2 - 12

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This guide for educators is filled with ideas for integrating stop-motion animation across curriculum and subjects. Video links to sample projects are included.

  • Product: Animation Studio Kit (HamiltonBuhl)
  • Grades: 3 - 10
  • Duration: 0 - 45 mins

This guide introduces the key concepts of media literacy and illustrates the need for us to become better informed about mass media. Students will view and discuss examples of advertising and critically analyze an animated film.

  • Product: Animation Studio Kit (HamiltonBuhl)
  • Grades: K - 12
  • Duration: 60 - 90 mins

This guide explores the history and types of animation and introduces the many forms of stop-motion animation. Students will watch examples of stop-motion and direct-on-film animation and discuss the differences between them.

  • Product: Animation Studio Kit (HamiltonBuhl)
  • Grades: K - 12
  • Duration: 60 - 90 mins

This guide provides an overview of the basic equipment required for stop-motion animation. Students will learn about timing and the Three Main Principles of Animation. They will also make a flipbook and discover the Twelve Principles of Animation.

  • Product: Animation Studio Kit (HamiltonBuhl)
  • Grades: K - 12
  • Duration: 60 - 90 mins

This guide outlines the important stage of "planning" and introduces the process of storyboarding and storytelling. Students will view examples of each other's work and learn the process of creating a collaborative storyboard.

  • Product: Animation Studio Kit (HamiltonBuhl)
  • Grades: K - 12
  • Duration: 60 - 90 mins

This guide offers ideas to help students make 2D or 3D sets or backgrounds for their animated videos. Students will also learn about lighting techniques and critique a scene from an animated film using the elements and principles of design.

  • Product: Animation Studio Kit (HamiltonBuhl)
  • Grades: K - 12
  • Duration: 60 - 90 mins

This guide provides the tools you need to introduce students to media literacy. Students will view examples of advertising and discuss the messages conveyed, examine the Key Concepts of Media Literacy and critically analyze an animated film.

  • Product: Green Screen Production Kit (HamiltonBuhl)
  • Grades: 1 - 12
  • Duration: 0 - 60 mins

This guide introduces students to the process of storyboarding. Students will work collaboratively to identify a topic for their group video production and create a storyboard, as well as learn about camera angles and point of view.

  • Product: Green Screen Production Kit (HamiltonBuhl)
  • Grades: 1 - 12
  • Duration: 0 - 60 mins

This guide will help you introduce students to the technique of chroma keying using a green screen. Students will analyze video clips, then do their own portrait study using chroma key techniques.

  • Product: Green Screen Production Kit (HamiltonBuhl)
  • Grades: 1 - 12
  • Duration: 0 - 60 mins

In this guide, students will learn the terms and jargon utilized in the broadcast/video production industry, as well as the value of group work and collaboration.

  • Product: Green Screen Production Kit (HamiltonBuhl)
  • Grades: 1 - 12
  • Duration: 0 - 60 mins

This guide will help students develop strong interview skills. Students will learn how news develops from people's natural curiosity about the people, places, events and situations of daily life and generate news story ideas from their own lives.

  • Product: Green Screen Production Kit (HamiltonBuhl)
  • Grades: 1 - 12
  • Duration: 0 - 60 mins

Support STEM learning by teaching students how to create their own vibrating Bristlebots in minutes. Simple to create and fun to play with, Bristlebots make a great project for students of all ages.

  • Product: Brown Dog Gadgets
  • Grades: 3 - 6
  • Duration: 30 mins

Use this guide to teach students how to create a solar bug. Students will love this simple fun-filled craft project that uses the power of the sun to move a vibrating motor.

  • Product: Brown Dog Gadgets
  • Grades: 2 - 6
  • Duration: 30 mins

Use this guide to teach students how to create a solar roach. Students will love this simple soldering project that uses the sun to power a vibrating motor.

  • Product: Brown Dog Gadgets
  • Grades: 5 - 8
  • Duration: 30 mins

With this guide, you can teach students how to create a fidget spinner using a 3D printer. The spinner is designed with standard LEGO-size studs, making it compatible with Crazy Circuits parts. Add a battery holder and LEDs, and you'll have a fidget spinner students will love!

  • Product: Brown Dog Gadgets
  • Grades: 4 - 12
  • Duration: 30 mins

Build a capacitive touch-based piano or synthesizer using Crazy Circuits. This is a great example of how to create a large-scale or wall piano for a library or classroom. The piano works great with conductive paint or Squishy Circuits dough and uses Bare Conductive Paint as interactive touch points.

  • Product: Brown Dog Gadgets
  • Grades: 4 - 12
  • Duration: 30 mins

This guide teaches you how to use Bare Conductive Paint to create fun sound effects. Students will have a blast controlling the sound being produced by a Piezo speaker hooked up to a touch board.

  • Product: Brown Dog Gadgets
  • Grades: 4 - 12
  • Duration: 30 mins

Teach students how to make adorable black cats with glowing LED eyes using Paper Circuits and conductive tape.

  • Product: Brown Dog Gadgets
  • Grades: 3 - 6
  • Duration: 30 - 45 mins

Use this guide to teach students how to create a fun light-up cephalopod using Paper Circuits and conductive tape.

  • Product: Brown Dog Gadgets
  • Grades: 3 - 6
  • Duration: 30 mins

Use this guide to teach students how to create a light-up Christmas tree using Paper Circuits and conductive tape.

  • Product: Brown Dog Gadgets
  • Grades: 3 - 6
  • Duration: 30 mins

Use this guide to teach students how to create pretty light-up flowers using Paper Circuits and conductive tape.

  • Product: Brown Dog Gadgets
  • Grades: 3 - 6
  • Duration: 30 mins

Use this guide to teach students how to make an adorable "Franken" terrier with glowing bolts using Paper Circuits and conductive tape.

  • Product: Brown Dog Gadgets
  • Grades: 3 - 6
  • Duration: 30 mins

Use this guide to teach students how to make an adorably grumpy Halloween friend with glowing LED eyes using Paper Circuits and conductive tape.

  • Product: Brown Dog Gadgets
  • Grades: 3 - 6
  • Duration: 30 mins

Use this guide to teach students how to make a holiday candle with glowing LED flame using Paper Circuits and conductive tape.

  • Product: Brown Dog Gadgets
  • Grades: 3 - 6
  • Duration: 30 mins

Use this guide to teach students how to make an adorable Halloween friend with glowing LED eyes using Paper Circuits and conductive tape.

  • Product: Brown Dog Gadgets
  • Grades: 3 - 6
  • Duration: 30 mins

Use this guide to teach students how to make a cute penguin with a glowing LED star using Paper Circuits and conductive tape.

  • Product: Brown Dog Gadgets
  • Grades: 3 - 6
  • Duration: 30 mins

Use this guide to teach students how to make a dinosaur friend with a glowing LED eye using Paper Circuits and conductive tape.

  • Product: Brown Dog Gadgets
  • Grades: 3 - 6
  • Duration: 30 mins

Use this guide to teach students how to make a reindeer with a light-up red nose using Paper Circuits and conductive tape.

  • Product: Brown Dog Gadgets
  • Grades: 3 - 6
  • Duration: 30 mins

Use this guide to teach students how to make an adorable spider with glowing LED eyes using Paper Circuits and conductive tape.

  • Product: Brown Dog Gadgets
  • Grades: 3 - 6
  • Duration: 30 mins

Use this guide to teach students how to make a sugar skull with glowing LED eyes using Paper Circuits and conductive tape.

  • Product: Brown Dog Gadgets
  • Grades: 3 - 6
  • Duration: 30 mins

Use this guide to teach students how to make an adorable T-Rex with a glowing LED eye using Paper Circuits and conductive tape.

  • Product: Brown Dog Gadgets
  • Grades: 3 - 6
  • Duration: 30 mins

Use this guide to teach students how to make a triceratops friend with a glowing LED eye using Paper Circuits and conductive tape.

  • Product: Brown Dog Gadgets
  • Grades: 3 - 6
  • Duration: 30 mins

Use this guide to teach students how to make a "turkminator" with a glowing LED eye using Paper Circuits and conductive tape.

  • Product: Brown Dog Gadgets
  • Grades: 3 - 6
  • Duration: 30 mins

Use this guide to teach students how to create a simple Larson Scanner out of four LEDs and use it to bring a LEGO pumpkin to life.

  • Product: Brown Dog Gadgets
  • Grades: 4 - 8
  • Duration: 30 - 45 mins

With this guide, you can teach students how to create a giant NES game controller out of LEGOs and use it to play silly games on the computer.

  • Product: Brown Dog Gadgets
  • Grades: 4 - 12
  • Duration: 120 - 240 mins

Create alternating lights for the LEGO Ambulance using a Crazy Circuits touch board. This guide can also be applied to similar LEGO sets and projects.

  • Product: Brown Dog Gadgets
  • Grades: 4 - 7
  • Duration: 30 mins

Teach students how to use Squishy Circuits conductive dough to create fun sound effects. In this activity, students will use the dough to control the sound being produced by a Piezo speaker hooked up to a Crazy Circuits touch board.

  • Product: Brown Dog Gadgets
  • Grades: 4 - 6
  • Duration: 30 mins

Students will love turning on LEDs using Squishy Circuits conductive dough and the Crazy Circuits touch board. This guide demonstrates how to use the dough as touch points to activate up to four LEDs.

  • Product: Brown Dog Gadgets
  • Grades: 4 - 6
  • Duration: 30 mins

With this guide, you can teach students how to create a simple digital temperature station with a humidity sensor.

  • Product: Brown Dog Gadgets
  • Grades: 4 - 8
  • Duration: 30 mins

Students will love creating a silly flying monster that they can wear! Use this guide to learn how to make this fun project.

  • Product: Brown Dog Gadgets
  • Grades: 4 - 7
  • Duration: 45 - 90 mins

Students can show off their heartbeats with this fun wearable project. All you need is a Crazy Circuits board and a simple Pulse Sensor to create a heart monitor. Sew it on a shirt, and you can literally wear your heart on your sleeve!

  • Product: Brown Dog Gadgets
  • Grades: 4 - 6
  • Duration: 30 - 60 mins

Teach students to create interactive, light-up NASA shirts. This project uses a Crazy Circuits touch board to change the pattern of five LEDs on the shirt.

  • Product: Brown Dog Gadgets
  • Grades: 5 - 8
  • Duration: 120 - 180 mins

Teach students how to build their own capacitive touch-based piano or synthesizer using Crazy Circuits. The piano works great with conductive paint or Squishy Circuits dough and uses Bare Conductive Paint as interactive touch points.

  • Product: Brown Dog Gadgets
  • Grades: 4 - 8
  • Duration: 30 mins

Teach students how to create their own light-up ugly sweaters with a few LEDs, some conductive thread, and the Crazy Circuits Blink/Fade Board.

  • Product: Brown Dog Gadgets
  • Grades: 4 - 8
  • Duration: 60 - 120 mins

With this guide, you can teach students how to make their very own red-nosed reindeer sock puppet. This simple project just requires students to sew on two components and glue on ears and antlers.

  • Product: Brown Dog Gadgets
  • Grades: 4 - 6
  • Duration: 30 - 60 mins

With this guide, you can teach students how to create a conductive sewing bracelet that uses button snaps and Crazy Circuits. This simple project can be made with a variety of themes. The circuit is "turned on" when the two button snaps are connected, making for a fun and interactive end project.

  • Product: Brown Dog Gadgets
  • Grades: 4 - 8
  • Duration: 30 - 60 mins

Use this guide to teach students a simple Rudolph-themed sewing project using Crazy Circuits. Students will love making Rudolph's nose light up on this fun ornament!

  • Product: Brown Dog Gadgets
  • Grades: 4 - 6
  • Duration: 30 - 45 mins

This guide introduces the process of creating clay characters. Students will learn about armatures and view examples of animated films that employ them. They will then create and build characters for their own stop-motion animation videos.

  • Product: Animation Studio Kit (HamiltonBuhl)
  • Grades: K - 12
  • Duration: 60 - 90 mins

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This unit of 5 lessons introduces the concepts and basic process for media production. Age-appropriate content analysis options are presented, making this unit scalable for grades K-12.

  • Product: Green Screen Production Kit (HamiltonBuhl)
  • Grades: 1 - 12
  • Duration: 300 mins

This unit of six lessons introduces the concepts and basic process for creating animated features. Age-appropriate content options are presented, making this unit scalable for grades K–12.

  • Product: Animation Studio Kit (HamiltonBuhl)
  • Grades: K - 12
  • Duration: 840 mins

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