micro:bit and LEGO Cardboard Mash-Up Vehicles

I've written a few posts about using micro:bit in my classroom. However, as the semester wore on, I could tell the kids were getting a bit bored learning new code for the micro:bit and building ... Continue reading

Creating a Controller for a micro:bit Game

My students enjoy playing a micro:bit-based game I help them code, but this year I wanted to extend the learning by having them create a controller for the game.... Continue reading

Wearable Sensors for Balance and Movement Summer School

From August 12th to August 16th the Origins of Balance Deficit and Falls Research Cluster hosted its first Summer School on Wearable Sensors for Balance & Movement. The event was organized by Drs. ... Continue reading

Standards-Aligned Activity Portal

One of the top requests we receive is from educators looking for standards-aligned activities to go along with the hardware they purchase. While some products, like the SparkFun Inventor’s Kit, ... Continue reading

Moon Inspired Projects to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing

This Saturday, July 20, marks the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. To celebrate, we searched the web for all projects moon and space related. Here are some of the favorite ones we found:... Continue reading

Radio Basics with Yagi Antennas and Open Frequencies

In a recent camp that I did with the amazing BLDG61 Makerspace at the Boulder Public Library, we explored some experimental concepts with Arduino and low-cost radio frequency transmitter and receiver ... Continue reading

Bringing Awareness to Environmental Issues Through STEAM

How do you bring awareness to issues that you are passionate about? Do you make a flyer? Stand outside with signs? Donate to organizations that you care about? How about art? How about combining art ... Continue reading

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

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