Getting started with VR

As I attend conferences and education events, the topic that seems to be on everyone's lips is augmented and virtual reality. After doing some research, I wanted to see what it would take to ... Continue reading

Inspiring Teen Inventions

BY Megan Hemmings 10/16/18 6:33 AM

STEM student projects

Seemingly everyday there is a new invention announced to the world. While these range in scope from world-changing to the simply practical, they all have one thing in common - a person (or group of ... Continue reading

Gold Foil Tattoos: Controlling Your Phone With Art

 Whether you like tattoos or hate tattoos, we can all agree that as a child, the temporary tattoos that you could get out of the quarter machines were like magic. All they needed were a sponge and ... Continue reading

STEM Education Twitter Accounts We Are Loving Right Now

I recently took a more active role in the SparkFunEDU Twitter account to see more of the cool things going on in our community. It was such a fun surprise to see the incredible projects and support ... Continue reading

3 Ways to Celebrate Ada Lovelace Day

BY Angela Sheehan 10/4/18 7:59 AM

STEM

October 9th is Ada Lovelace Day (ALD), internationally celebrated as a yearly opportunity to highlight the achievements of women in STEM. Founded in 2009 by Suw Charman-Anderson, the event has grown ... Continue reading

A School District Ecosystem for Computer Science and Electronics

I see it over and over again when I tour a school district - I walk into a middle or high school technology classroom and see students doing amazing work with different tools and product sets from ... Continue reading

Getting Started with MicroPython

If you are already teaching Python in the classroom, MicroPython can be a fantastic way to introduce microcontrollers into the mix to interact with hardware by blinking lights, responding to button ... Continue reading

Replicable Models of Innovation Series: Innovation Center of St. Vrain Valley Schools

We are officially launching our "Replicable Models of Innovation" series. Schools and districts across the nation are developing and implementing models of innovation to increase the number of ... Continue reading

Combining Arduino and Raspberry Pi

I am a huge fan of both Arduino and Raspberry Pi. Each has its strengths and its weaknesses. The Pi, as has been well documented, is a full operating system and is a capable platform for connected ... Continue reading

Prototyping a Concussion Detecting Helmet

Howdy everybody! With school starting, I’ll be posting a bit less frequently. But I wanted to share some midweek motivation with everybody. Even though it’s only September, I’ve been thinking nonstop ... Continue reading