Tips for Making With Learners of All Ages

MAKESHOP, an exhibit space at Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, is a hands-on learning lab for families. One of the most popular activities is circuit blocks — individual component pieces that can be ... Continue reading

3 Ways to Use Conductive Fabric in an E-Textile Project

Most people only think of conductive thread when they begin to explore e-sewing projects, but there are a variety of conductive materials available to use in constructing projects. Conductive fabric ... Continue reading

4 User-Submitted InventorSpace Projects Designed to Inspire

In honor of our current promotion offering a 15% discount code to educators who submit an InventorSpace tutorial by the end of October, we’re taking a look at some of our favorite user-submitted ... Continue reading

Top 5 Most Enlightening Responses to our Professional Development Survey

We asked; you answered! In June we sent out a survey asking educators a little bit about themselves and how they define and seek out professional development. We set out to learn more about what ... Continue reading

reMAKE Education 2017 Recap

About a year and a half ago, I was at a BBQ during the South by Southwest (SXSW) EDU conference. We were out in Bastrop, Texas, and someone I'd never met before came up and handed me a flyer for a ... Continue reading

4 Ways Educators (and Parents!) Can Support Young Women in STEM

Since the mid-1980s, the percentage of computer science degrees awarded to women has dropped from a high of 37 percent to a low of 18 percent. In order to ensure a diverse workforce, this trend must ... Continue reading

Top Ways to get started with Maker Education

Are you looking to get started with maker education but aren’t sure where to start or how to get buy in from the community? Check out this post on why makerspaces are important, then check out these ... Continue reading

Adventures in Science: Autonomous Vehicles

In honor of the wonderful world of robotics, and the upcoming SparkFun Autonomous Vehicle Competition in October, we’re taking a look at a few advanced robotics topics that are helpful when building ... Continue reading

Citizen Science With the micro:bit

BY Derek Runberg 8/22/17 6:30 AM

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My greatest frustration with science class when I was in school was during labs. For some reason I saw them for what they were…rule-following exercises. Think about it for a second. The lab stations ... Continue reading

4 Crafty Ways to Make DIY Sewable Electronic Sensors

BY Angela Sheehan 8/17/17 6:25 AM

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Creating your own sensors for e-textiles, soft circuits and wearables is a uniquely creative way to dive a bit more into the inner workings of sensors and switches. In addition to being a relatively ... Continue reading

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