BrownDog Gadgets presents LightUp LEGO Ambulance
This is a great example of how the Crazy Circuits Touch Board can be used to add simple effects with minimal work to your favorite building bricks!
Maker Camp Live! - Bristlebots with Brown Dog Gadgets
Maker Camp Live! - Brown Dog Gadgets presents LEGO Lighting Effects.
Learn how to add lights and effects to your next LEGO project using Crazy Circuits Starter Kit components!
We’ll teach you basic building and electronics techniques that you can then apply to all sorts of LEGO projects and creations.
-Crazy Circuits Starter Kit: Maker Tape, Mini LEDs, and Battery Holder
-LEGOs – Clear or translucent LEGO Bricks (if possible)
Maker Camp Live! - Brown Dog Gadgets presents Paper Circuits Knife Switch
Knife switches are a fun way to visualize how a circuit becomes completed when a switch is engaged.
It’s easy to see how the switch is “opened” or “closed” which represent the two states of a single throw switch.
Knife switches are not used for most modern day circuits as they have been replaced by switches that are safer at high voltages, but since we’ll be working with low voltage circuits this DIY cardboard knife switch is perfect!
More information about this project, including step by step guide and material list can be found here:
Brought to you by Maker Camp and Brown Dog Gadgets.
Maker Camp Live! Brown Dog Gadgets Coin Cell battery tester
Maker Camp Live! Brown Dog Gadgets - Dark Detecting Transistor Circuit
Dark Detecting Transistor Circuit
Found often in solar garden lights that only turn on when it gets dark, this circuit is surprisingly simple. Follow along gto make one yourself.
Maker Camp Live! - Brown Dog Gadgets builds Solar Bugs
Create a solar powered insect that zips around and makes noise!
Learn about solar energy in a fun and creative way! The new solar bug design has students creating a simple solar circuit in minutes using only conductive tape! Cut out your bug, decorate it, then add the included solar cell and vibrating motor!
These bugs will zip around any smooth surface when in direct sunlight and make a silly clattering sound.
Solar Bug Kit (see link above)