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Illuminate a Box Frame with a Chibi Chip

In this tutorial, I’ll share my process for transforming a thrift store find—a hinged box frame (13 X 13 inch) purchased for 2 dollars—into a dynamic wall decoration.  Using a Chibitronics Chibi Chip and LED Stickers of your choice, you can create an inspiring poster for your wall, with beautifully colored lights and changeable effects! […]

Meet the Maker: Moonshotkidz

Moonshot Thinking with Moonshotkidz Moonshotkidz is an exciting new startup that is “currently producing arts, crafts and content” related to “DIY electronics, STEAM, and science activities for beginners.”  A gallery of boundless creativity, a vibrant well of inspiration, the interactive works of Moonshotkidz are a feast for the eyes. The founder of Moonshotkidz, Irina Rymshina, […]

A Playful Series on Augmenting Found Art with LED Switches

By Hello Play! for Chibitronics  As a collective with a passion for creative learning, we (Andrea, Celeste, and Mariana) wanted to explore how to create playful experiences around the theme of circuit switches. “How can we augment found art (a story, a painting, a song etc.) with LED Switches?” was the prompt we used to […]

Meet the Maker: Kathy Ceceri

An accomplished author and educator, Kathy Ceceri is known for her captivating designs in robotics and paper engineering. A prolific content creator, specializing in a wide variety of hands-on projects, Kathy is also a familiar face on the Maker-Faire circuit. Imaginative and kid-friendly, Kathy’s inventions are packed with practical applications of science, technology, engineering, art, […]

Light-Up Artist Palette Magnet featuring Chibitronics LED Stickers

Charm with Light! In this post, new Design Team member Emily Brooks will show you how to craft a glowing, wearable, magnetic charm! Calling all art teachers, appreciators, and enthusiasts! If you want to make your own light-up artist palette magnet without any soldering or resistor calculations, follow the steps below! Supplies: Circuit Sticker LEDs […]

Chibitronics LED Stickers and Liquid Polymer Clay Glow Up

Make your own easy and fun glow-in-the-dark “gems,” and combine them with Chibitronics LED Stickers to create special light effects in your crafting projects. Part 1: Make Your Own Glow-in-the-Dark “Gems” For the first part of this tutorial, you’ll need the following materials and supplies: Pour the liquid polymer clay into a small mixing cup. […]

Chibitronics is Presenting at ISTELive2024!

Venture into the future of learning with Chibitronics! Details This summer, Chibitronics is excited to be presenting a hands-on workshop at ISTELive24 in Denver! The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Edtech conference and expo is the premiere EdTech conference in the United States. It will be taking place from June 23-26, 2024.   Come […]

Meet the Makers: Hello Play Collective

A dynamic new addition to the Chibitronics Design Team, the powerful trio comprising Hello Play has already left us clamoring for more! In their debut post, Exploration of Unusual Materials and Circuits with Chibitronics LED Stickers, curiosity and a practice of open-ended experimentation conjure up an amusing menagerie of glowing objects! Read more to learn […]

Voltage Experiments for Paper Circuits

This video tutorial is geared toward people who want to take a deep dive into better understanding how battery voltage can impact your paper circuits. In it, you’ll learn how to measure the voltage in your coin cell batteries using a multimeter. Additionally, we’ll explore some of the nuances of how voltage works within a […]

Measuring Battery Voltage Using a Multimeter

How to Tell if Your Battery is Fresh Have you ever wondered whether there was a quick and easy way to tell whether a coin cell battery is nearing the end of its life or still good to use?       One way to get an idea of how much charge is left in your battery is […]

Chibitronics Makes Connections at the NAMTA Creativation Trade Show 2024

We’re Back! Chibitronics is back from our third annual visit to the National Art Materials Trade Association (NAMTA) Creativation Trade Show, which took place in the Big Easy (New Orleans, LA) from 23-27 March 2024. During Creativation’s two days of education, our CEO, Jie Qi, led a pair of highly-engaging interactive workshops. In total, fifteen […]

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