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Circuit Playground: D is for Diode

D is for Diode! Protector of circuits and the D in LEDs, learn how diodes work in this episode of Circuit Playground, featuring engineer Amanda “W0z” Wozniak and ADABOT.

Circuit Playground: C is for Capacitor

C is for Capacitor! It's episode three of Circuit Playground with MIT engineer and Adafruit Founder Limor Fried, along with her robot friend ADABOT and special guest Cappy. Learn how capacitors of all shapes and sizes...

Kermit the Frog – The Rainbow Connection

Kermit the Frog sings The Rainbow Connection in The Muppet Movie. It was nominated for Best Song at the 1979 Academy Awards. There are more rainbows in the archives, as well as these two video gems: Jim Henson maki...

War Horse and the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

From BBC One, the National Theatre’s life-like War Horse puppet takes part in the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. We’ve seen this life-sized animal puppet and its handlers, the H...

Science Friday: The Dark Art of Shadow Puppetry

Storytelling, shadows, and 3D viewing come together in this Science Friday report, Dark Art. Biology grad student Tom McDonagh tells of the first balloon trip across the English Channel in 1...

Circuit Playground: B is for Battery

We love this made-for-kids series of videos, Circuit Playground, by MIT engineer and Adafruit Founder Limor Fried (in the pink hair) and her robot friend ADABOT. For this excellent DIY project — and to find out...

Overfishing Song from Papa Cloudy’s Restaurant

To celebrate World Ocean Day 2013, director and animator Akiko McQuerrey created a Papa Cloudy stop-motion music video: Overfishing Song from Papa Cloudy’s Restaurant. Overfishing—catching fish faster than t...

Circuit Playground: A is for Ampere

This made-for-kids video, Circuit Playground “A is for Ampere” – Episode 1, isn’t your everyday made-for-kids video. DIY electronics shop Adafruit, led by MIT engineer and Adafruit Founder Limor Fried (in the ...

Sarruga: Giant Insects in Chicago

The spectacular Catalan street theater company, Sarruga, transforms the Millennium Park in Chicago into a fantasy world, bringing their giant ants, spiders and praying mantises to interact with the public in a...

Collosse – A Wood Tale

Collosse – A Wood Tale, directed by Yves Geleyn: a short film about the meeting of a robot marionette and a little bird. via UFunk.net.

Señor Wences on the Ed Sullivan Show (1966)

Señor Wences (Wenseslio Moreno) on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1966. Wences was known for his speed, skill, and grace as a ventriloquist. His stable of characters included Johnny, a childlike face drawn on Wences̵...

The Fine Art of Folding Air: Balloon Sculpture Airigami

The Fine Art of Folding Air is a short piece by filmmaker Catherine Stratton that introduces the balloon sculpture work of Larry Moss and Kelly Cheatle. Their company, Airigami, specializes in making ballo...

Tim Davies’ massive spider puppet

London-based artist Tim Davies built this massive spider puppet for street and carnival performances. The kid should definitely see this (though probably not at night).   via Neatorama. 

Handspring Puppet Company’s War Horse at Sandown

From the Handspring Puppet Company, their War Horse puppet at Sandown Park Racecourse. Spend a few minutes really watching this one… especially the head movement around 2:30-2:45.  via N...

L’école des ruisseaux

Inspired by a Hungarian poem, this beautifully-textured stop motion piece about growing up tells the story of a little girl who travels with a river to the sea. This version is in French, b...

Whale Fall (After Life of a Whale)

"When a whale dies, the story has just begun." A beautiful paper-cutout puppet illustration of the different stages of how a whale decomposes, supporting the surrounding community of organisms for 50-75 year...

Jim Henson: How to make puppets (1969)

This video is 15 full minutes of amazing. And the best part of it is all of the puppet activities it inspires after watching. Thank you, Jim. Jim Henson and Muppeteers show kids how to make puppets from simple th...