Bring your papercrafts to life with these engaging STEM and STEAM kits from Brown Dog Gadgets!
Combine simple electronics with the centuries-old Japanese papercraft art of Origami. By adding LEDs and self-sticking motors we're able to create 3D papercraft projects that move, light up, and blink! This is a great way to teach art, design, engineering, and basic electronics.
Create solderless pathways with our nylon-based Maker Tape. Easily connect components by just sticking tape to them! Maker Tape is flexible, durable, and conducts with less then 10 ohms per foot of resistance. Maker Tape is also Z-Axis conductive, which means you can just overlap two pieces of tape to create an electrical connection.
Kits include origami paper for quick and easy builds. Follow one of our many project guides or create your own. Since Maker Tape will stick to just about anything you can easily add motors and lights anywhere you want. Add LEDs to paper, cardboard, walls, glass, or even stick them to fabric to make temporary wearables.
These kits are intended for makers ages 10 and up due to the small parts and dexterity concerns. Coin cell batteries of any type can be extremely dangerous if swallowed and caution is always recommended. All projects are powered at 3V and have no danger of shocking or harming users.
The kit is intended for a single user or small group activities and includes enough parts for at least four vibrating projects.
- 10 Blinking LEDs
- 5 Jumbo LEDs (Red, Blue, Green, White, and Color Changing)
- 5 Coin Cell Batteries
- 4 Vibrating Motors
- 1 Roll of Maker Tape (1/4th inch at 16 feet long)
- 1 Robot Template
Directions, Lesson Plans, and Videos
A wide variety of papercraft templates and designs can be found on our online Project Database. You'll find a wide range of designs, from simple greeting cards to holiday-themed paper crafts. Print off the guides, watch the videos, and cut out the templates or create a fun project of your own!
Since the kits use standard Origami Paper you can easily add lights and motors to any Origami design. For larger projects, we recommend using a heavier paper for an easier build.