http://youtu.be/NsyHDj2FNHI&rel=0 We helped promote the book "Looking for Miza" for Scholastic, Inc. and Turtle Pond Publishing at the Bronx Zoo. They set up an animation station for random passerbys to make some stop-motion animation. Impromptu and fun.
We used the old set-up with a laptop, a tripod and a miniDv camera. If we were to do this today, we'd have 3-4 iPads instead. It is so much easier to do animation today than it was even a year and a half ago.