About Us

What began as a group of weekend builders and teachers coming together to create easy to use projects has now grown into a company with a passion for creating fun and practical educational products and kits.  Founded in 2012, Brown Dog Gadgets now offers educational products and do-it-yourself kits as well as consumer retail products. Equipping everyone from young 3rd grade learners to experienced mountain climbers; Brown Dog Gadgets offers a wide-variety of products tailored around alternative energy. We supply our customers with the freedom to explore life with their favorite gadgets by their side, thus reducing the world’s dependence on traditional power sources. What began as a quick fundraising opportunity during the early months of 2013 rapidly snowballed into more success than we could have ever anticipated. With the help of Kickstarter and over 1,700 users, we raised over $190,000 in 30 days— officially marking the launch of our Folding USB Solar Cell. Since then, we have grown quite a bit, and now service consumers and educators from The Netherlands to Boise, Idaho, and everywhere in-between!

Have any questions about the products or kits we offer? Shoot us an email at help@browndoggadgets.com or check out the FAQ section below.



I've never soldered before, but can I still do your projects?
Many things we carry require basic soldering skills and nothing is overly tough to solder. If you can solder two wires together, you can complete most of the kits on our site without a problem!

So, do you have any non-soldering projects or kits?
Yes! We've added a whole host of non-soldering projects designed for young learners. Projects such as our Squishy Circuits Kit and Conductive Paint Kits allow kids of all ages the chance to play with circuits.

What other tools should I have around?
A helping hand is always good, stranded wire, electrical tape, wire snips and strippers, and a soldering iron.  

Do you offer teacher discounts?
For sure! We offer wholesale and bulk discounts, especially for educators. Just shoot us an email and we'll get that sorted out for you.

Is there an actual brown dog?
Most certainly. She is as cute as she is lazy. We try and get her to model our products, but her lack of thumbs makes things difficult.