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Make clean energy from mud!  Have a good ol' fashioned yeast race!  Innovative STEM kits for budding engineers and scientists!
Make clean energy from mud!  Have a good ol' fashioned yeast race!  Innovative STEM kits for budding engineers and scientists!
Make clean energy from mud! Have a good ol' fashioned yeast race! Innovative STEM kits for budding engineers and scientists!
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Kickstarter Gold: World's Smallest STEM Friends

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It's a microbe's world.  We just live in it. 

Since our Kickstarter debut in 2015, we've been working hard to create amazing, fun, and inspiring STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) experiences that feature the amazing abilities of micro-organisms (aka "microbes").

As a big thank you for helping us launch the original MudWatt Kit, we're offering discounted MudWatt and DoughLab kits with free plush combinations exclusive to the Kickstarter community!

            

 

DoughLab is the perfect STEM activity to do in your kitchen!  

  • ENGAGING: Perform over 5 experiments to find your perfect bread recipe and learn about yeast and gluten.
  • FUN: Race to inflate gloves using the power of yeast! Once the gloves are waving at you, your loaves are ready for baking.
  • YUMMY: Create delicious loaves of bread while learning awesome science.

Other activities included:

  • "Great Balls of Gluten":  Learn how to isolate gluten from flour.
  • "Yeast in the Wild":  Learn how to catch your own wild yeast floating in the air.
  • "The Great Decomposition Race": Learn about "bioavailabilty" of nutrients and how things decompose.

Friend included:

Includes the super cute Yeasty plush from our partners at GiantMicrobes.
Includes the super cute Yeasty plush from our partners at GiantMicrobes.

 

The award-winning MudWatt lets you grow a bio-energy pet that feeds on soil!

  • ENGAGING: Feed your MudWatt soil and experiment by adding stuff (like the box itself) to maximize your MudWatt's power.
  • FUN: Light up an LED and run a digital clock using microbe power. The more microbes you grow, the faster the LED blinks!
  • SMART: Track the growth of your microbe population, and power and unlock chapters of "The Electric Microbe" comic book with the MudWatt Explorer App.

Other activities included:  

  • Build a microbe-powered clock (included in kit)
  • Connect multiple MudWatts together for more power
  • Engage with our online community to share results and find more experiment ideas

Friend included: 

Comes with "Geo", the Geobacter Plush, which lights up and has glow-in-the-dark "nanowires."  From our partners at GiantMicrobes.
Comes with "Geo", the Geobacter Plush, which lights up and has glow-in-the-dark "nanowires." From our partners at GiantMicrobes.

 

 

Get famous by sharing photos of your experiments using #magicalmicrobes. You'll automatically show up on our Community Page!
Get famous by sharing photos of your experiments using #magicalmicrobes. You'll automatically show up on our Community Page!

 

 

Since launching MudWatt in 2015, the team has expanded the company brand to Magical Microbes, with the mission of creating one-of-a-kind, fun, and awe-inspiring STEM experiences. 

Help us continue to reshape STEM education one microbe at a time!

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You made it to the bottom of the page! Woooo!

 

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We got this! We've been inspiring kids with amazing STEM experiences since 2010. With our stellar, high-quality manufacturing and distribution partners already established, this campaign is set for success!

With your support we'll be able to make our products more cost effective and accessible, bring new exciting products to market, and continue our efforts to achieve the highest quality and most inspiring STEM experiences.

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    Thank You!

    As a supporter of our project, we'll send you a download link to our "Electric Microbe" comic book!

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    DoughLab + Yeasty Plush (Save $10)

    It's yeast vs. yeast in a race to test different bread recipes with the new DoughLab kit. In addition to yummy experiments, we'll also throw in a Yeasty plush to keep you company. Can you put a price on friendship?

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    • Yeasty Plush Toy
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    MudWatt + Geo Light-up Plush (Save $15)

    Generate clean energy from mud with the new and improved MudWatt kit. In addition to our killer app, you'll also receive a Geo plush on us. With an internal LED and glow-in-the-dark "nanowires", Geo is sure to bring light into your life!

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    • Geo Light-up Plush Toy
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    EARLY BIRD STEM Pack (Save $30)

    Can't get enough? With the STEM Pack you'll receive both kits and both plush toys. It's a full house!

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    • DoughLab STEM Kit
    • MudWatt STEM Kit
    • Yeasty Plush Toy
    • Geo Light-up Plush Toy
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    STEM Pack (Save $25)

    Can't get enough? With the STEM Pack you'll receive both kits and both plush toys. It's a full house!

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    • DoughLab STEM Kit
    • MudWatt STEM Kit
    • Yeasty Plush Toy
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    Triple STEM Pack (Save $85)

    Three STEM Packs for you and some friends.
    With the Triple Pack you can go nuts on STEM goodness by yourself or spread the joy of microbe power with others!

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    • DoughLab STEM Kit
    • MudWatt STEM Kit
    • Yeasty Plush Toy
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    Microbe Party Pack (Save $145)

    Ain't no party like a microbe party! Want a truly memorable STEM experience for a group? With this reward, you'll get 5 STEM Packs to give to friends, donate to a school, or have an all-out microbe bash.

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    • MudWatt STEM Kit
    • Yeasty Plush Toy
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    STEM Hero Pack (Save $300)

    Wanna be a hero? With this reward, you'll get 10 STEM Packs to donate to a school or camp of your choice, or host your own microbe fiesta!

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    • 10× DoughLab STEM Kit
    • 10× MudWatt STEM Kit
    • 10× Yeasty Plush Toy
    • 10× Geo Light-up Plush Toy
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