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

Mentorship Program Builds Students’ Skills and Confidence

“Why did you join this program?” As I sit at the front of a circle of middle school kids on the first day of our AppJam+ program, the students in front of me begin to answer my question one by one. ... Continue reading

Process of Making Brings out the Best in Students and Teachers

STEM educators are always looking for ways to spark interest in students, especially those who may not already have a strong interest in STEM fields or may not view themselves as scientists or ... Continue reading

Interactive Mural Engages 4-H Campers in Art, Electronics and Programming

Every summer thousands of youths flock to 4-H camp, a weeklong experience of meeting new friends and learning new skills through hands-on activities. This year the Delaware County, Ohio, camp wanted ... Continue reading

Introducing Plastic Antweight at SparkFun AVC

BY Casey Kuhns 5/25/17 6:35 AM

AVC Guest Post

At this year's SparkFun Autonomous Vehicle Competition we are expanding combat!  More weight classes, more destruction! We have always wanted to encourage new people to give combat robots a try, but ... Continue reading

10 Things a Makerspace Club Can Do for Your School

Creating a makerspace can be a daunting task. You may have concerns about what activities to choose and how you will ever have enough time to keep it maintained and organized. Why not let students ... Continue reading

Top 5 Lessons for Integrating Makey Makey Into Your Curriculum

If your students are new to electronics education, the Makey Makey board is a fun and extremely accessible tool for all ages. Its plug-and-play capability makes it a great gateway to physical ... Continue reading

Two Weeks in C.S. SparkFun Boot Camp

As a science teacher, I have little experience with coding or programming beyond the ubiquitous LEGO NXT kits many of us have stocked in our labs. Despite my lack of experience, I make the case in my ... Continue reading

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