3 Reasons the SparkFun Inventor's Kit is a Great Introduction to Electronics

  (Photo credit: Reporter-Herald) At SparkFun we pride ourselves on having a little something for everyone, from the novice to the experienced engineer. With all of the electronics kits on the ... Continue reading

Building a weather station with micro:bit and App Inventor

Recently, I did an hourlong webinar on the idea of combining the micro:bit with MIT App Inventor where we leveraged Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and a tool called BlockyTalkyBLE to build apps that ... Continue reading

Boulder is for Robotics: Inspiring Student Projects

A few weeks ago I got the chance to check out the St. Vrain Innovation Center’s demo night for their robotics teams at Galvanize Boulder (through the Boulder is for Robots Meetup). If you’re ... Continue reading

3 Ways to Use Pinterest for STEM Education

You may have used Pinterest to plan a themed event, design your ideal living space or curate your dream wardrobe, but have you ever considered using the social media platform to plan your Maker Ed ... 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

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

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