A Low Cost Simulator to teach CPR

My work on CPR was motivated by my personal experience. When I was eleven or twelve years old, my dad told me that he lost his father when he was around my age. This surprised me because it never ... Continue reading

Light-Up Valentine Card Activity

Light up your love with paper circuits this Valentine’s Day - no soldering required! This tutorial will guide you through how to create simple paper circuitry using only copper tape, a coin cell ... Continue reading

Join the Team of High School Machine-Learning Robot Builders

It may take a major university to build a true self-driving car, but any high school class with a 3D printer can create a robot that drives around, learning as it goes. All you need is a simple ... Continue reading

Design Thinking, Part 3 - Using Design Thinking to Win a Hackathon

Happy Holidays one and all! One of my most vivid memories about this time of year is the idea of warmth - sitting by a fire with a hot cup of tea while the family tells stories and enjoys each ... Continue reading

Combining Art, Science and Technology to Create Scientific Visualizations

I’ve always been someone who loved art, science, and technology, all at the same time! I had no idea how my excitement about all of those subjects could be combined until I discovered the field of ... Continue reading

Inspiring Teen Inventions

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

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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

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

LED Color Mixing with the SparkFun Inventor’s Kit

One of the best things about the SparkFun Inventor’s Kit (SIK) is that the parts are completely reusable. The projects outlined in the included guidebook don’t require any soldering, allowing the ... Continue reading

One Cool Project to Adapt to the Classroom for Design Thinking

A few teachers have recently asked me about ways to engage students with digital fabrication tools like the 3D printer and laser cutter. Many schools have invested in these tools but the curriculum ... Continue reading

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