The Tech Will Save Us Bright Creatures kit is an activity kit from Tech Will Save Us that take a classic toy compound---dough--- and turn it into an electrical conductor for circuitry activities.
Understanding how circuitry works is the first-step toward understanding more complex engineering concepts, but this kit makes learning about these things fun and interactive. The kit comes with three small containers of Electro Dough to work with in three different colors. Along with that, it comes with different components specific to the kit's theme. The Bright Creatures kit is all about using electrical currents to light things up, so this kits comes with a light controller, six lights, and three dough cutters.
So, how does it work? Tech Will Save Us helps to teach kids these circuitry concepts through its has a free app, in which you can find activities specific to each kit, Bright Creatures included, in the line. The app is called DoughUniverse. Once you've downloaded the app, enter it to cycle through various activities. What makes it more engaging for young kids is that there is a storyline with its evil villain, Dr. Dry Dough, who is always causing trouble.
Kids can build different light-up machines and contraptions using their Electro Dough and light controller to defeat Dr. Dry Dough, they are brought to an assortment of more open-ended activities.
For these, the activities are less step-by-step, and instead simply provide visuals on the screen to help kids understand what part goes where to make things work. At this point, having completed all the previous activities, kids should have a fairly strong grasp of the different components and their functions, but if at any point you need a refresher, simply revisit a step-by-step activity as a refresher.
Batteries are included to operate the included smart movement controller. You will need a screwdriver in order to replace batteries.
Additional Tech Will Save Us Electro dough kits are also available and they are sold separately, including the Electro Dough Starter Kit.
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