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Parallel and Series Circuits

Have you ever noticed that the brightness of LEDs change differently when you connect them in different ways? This tutorial explains the differences between series and parallel connections. Series Connections When components are connected to one another in a continuous loop, like beads on a necklace, it is called a series connection. In a series […]

Light-Up Cards with Lawn Fawn Stamps and Chibitronics LED Circuit Stickers

We’re excited to do another collaboration with our favorite stamp company, Lawn Fawn! This week, we’ll be featuring some light-up cards made with stamps from Lawn Fawn’s latest collection (so cute!) and our LED stickers. We have some amazing light-up cards made with our tropical LED circuit stickers, effects sticker and more. Christina Hsu of […]

Avery Elle & Chibitronics Collaboration

We’re excited to be collaborating with Avery Elle this week! We loved using the super cute stamps from Avery Elle with our lights. Check out the Chibitronics and Avery Elle Design Teams’ cards using the latest stamps from Avery Elle and our fun LED circuit stickers. Click on the pictures for directions! Christina of Bubblegum […]

Lesson Plan Contest

Congratulations, Winners! We asked educators to share lesson plans that incorporated our stickers, state education standards, and learning objectives. We’re proud to announce our three winners, and will sharing their lesson plans on the website. First Prize Lesson: Lighting Your Town Created by: Kelli Mocny, Teacher, Foussat Elementary School Recommended Age Group: 3rd-5th grade This […]

Meet the Maker: Jessica Frost Ballas

Jessica Frost-Ballas is one of our early craft adopters.  She makes the most beautiful cards, and has the sunniest personality o match.  Check out her blog for card and paper craft inspirations. What is your story? Hi, I’m Jessica! I’m a harpist and pianist by day and a papercrafter by night. I am very lucky […]

Lighting Your Town Lesson Plan

Lighting Your Town Developed by: Kelli Mocny, Teacher, Foussat Elementary Time required in minutes: 2-3, 50 min periods Recommended Grade/Age Group: 3rd-5th grade Subject(s): Science, Social Studies and Geography Overview Students will design a model of their town, or landforms in their area (mountains, lakes, rivers) and engineer an electric circuit to display lights and […]

Meet the Maker: Christina Hsu

1. What is your story? I’m an East Coast native who migrated to the West Coast many years ago. I have degrees in marketing and management from MIT and Harvard. I absolutely love sharing fun products with consumers of all ages, but working with kids is my favorite. I think it’s because I’m a big […]

My Favorite Things Design Collaboration Week 2

We’re having a great time working with My Favorite Things in our fun design collaboration.  My Favorite Things has the cutest stamps, and the combination of stamps and Chibi lights are so fun.  Last week, we shared some fun cards from Nancy and Jessica. Today, we’re sharing a design from Patricia at Chibitronics.  You can […]

My Favorite Things Design Collaboration Week 1

We’re so excited to be working with My Favorite Things in our fun design collaboration.  My Favorite Things has the cutest stamps, and the combination of stamps and Chibi lights are so fun.  We’ll be sharing designs from both of our design teams this week and next.  Come back and visit us this week and […]

Light Up Bubble Gum Card with My Favorite Things & Chibitronics

Materials My Favorite Things: Die-Namics Rectangle STAX My Favorite Things: Die-Namics Gumball Machine Card Stock Vellum Adhesive Foam Stickies Chibitronics Circuit Stickers Copper Tape Lithium Coin Cell Battery Directions 1. Use My Favorite Things Dies to create gumball and frame. Place over folded blank card. Mark where you want light to appear. 2.  Create paper battery […]

Our First ISTE Appearance

In late June, we attended our first ISTE conference in Denver, Colorado! We had applied for and had gotten into the startup expo, a pavilion with 32 start-up companies in ed-tech.  We had a little booth, which we lit up and met with lots of great educators. It was nice to see old friends.  Thanks […]

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