Raspberry Pi Stop-Motion Animation Rig Instructable

Last year we worked on a project with teachers and students at Lodestar Charter School supported by Cognizant’s Making the Future grant. This project involved building, testing, documenting and sharing a series of “micro-exhibits” or affordable, accessible and portable experiences for learners to tinker with art science and technology.

One of the projects that we developed is a mini stop-motion animation exhibit made with a Raspberry Pi (a "tiny and affordable computer that you can use to learn programming through fun, practical projects”). We hope that this tool will be used for open-ended exploration or incorporated into classroom lessons to deepen and reinforce learning.


As part of the project we wrote an instructable for the animation rig. It’s probably the most complicated build that we’ve documented because it involves some substantial woodworking, electronics and computational tinkering elements.

Stop Motion Animation Rig Instructable

But we’re hopeful that by sharing the experimental guide we’ll get feedback from other tinkerers, see new remixes and make improvements to the design. Take a look and let us know what you think!

Prototyping time and R&D with Lodestar Charter School students for the Raspberry Pi Stop Motion Station was made possible through the generous support of Cognizant “Making the Future” grant.