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

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

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

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

Students Reach for the Stars with RockOn!

Despite the budget problems that plague NASA, the space agency is doing its best to inspire the next generation of explorers. This includes providing opportunities for students to actually get their ... Continue reading

Vote for Maker Education at SXSWedu 2018!

SparkFun doesn’t take summer breaks and we’ve been making plans for our event season next year where we get to travel all around the country sharing cool new projects and exciting technology like the ... Continue reading

Top 6 Worst Pieces of Advice We've Ever Heard About Maker Education

We’ve heard a lot of advice over the years on how to add maker education and project-based learning to the classroom. While some of this advice has been quite good, that’s a story for another day. ... Continue reading

Reflection on National Scout Jamboree

Thoughts on the National Boy Scout Jamboree...or, a blog post in which we will not all agree. I’m on a plane home from the 2017 National Scout Jamboree in West Virginia. By now I’m sure the news has ... Continue reading

Getting Started Resources for Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi is a small, single-board computer that is about the size of a deck of cards. It is a computer and not a microcontroller. You can connect a keyboard, mouse and monitor to a Raspberry ... 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

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