Review from the classroom: Makeblock Neuron Explorer Kit

Makeblock Neuron Explorer Kit is a excellent educational package perfect for use in classrooms. For those unfamiliar with the product, Makeblock Neuron is an electronics kit of magnetically snappable modules. The kit is designed to teach kids electronic prototyping, problem solving, and computational thinking . Each module is color-coded based upon its function — green […]

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Hobbits in Shenzhen

Many of our students have developed their own programmable gadgets from concept to prototype. To my delight, a few have set an ambitious goal of taking their products to the commercial market. To help them experience the startup culture, maker movement, and introduce them to manufacturing, I traveled with them to China’s Pearl River Delta. […]

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2017

Winter break is a time for self reflections. Before we say goodbye to 2016, and invite 2017 with the promise of things to come, it’s important to look back at successes and setbacks of the past and have them inform our decisions and choices for the year ahead. There’s no denying it, 2016 has been an unpredictable year, challenging […]

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Level up with STEM

3D printers.  Augmented Reality. The Internet of Things. CRISPR.  Do you notice anything about these popular and yet ever-so cryptic technologies that exist today? I’ll give you a hint; they all have one thing in common. They all originated from a career in the wonderful world of STEM. In celebration of a career in Science, […]

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Join us at San Jose Mini Maker Faire!

We’ll be at the San Jose Mini Maker Faire this weekend – and so should you! It’s going to be an amazing event, with a huge focus on STEAM and education. If you’ve never been to a Maker Faire, this will be a great one to start with. For our part, in addition to exhibiting […]

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reMake Education Summit

Congrats to our students, Nishant and Seena, for their awesome presentation at the 2016 reMAKE Education Summit! Nishant and Seena shared their point of view about the use of 4C’s in school. If you didn’t already know, the 4 C’s are Critical thinking, Communication, Collaboration, and Creativity. The boys shared their experiences of how 4 C’s play a role in their […]

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What an amazing weekend! #makerfaire

Thank you for visiting us at Maker Faire Bay Area 2016! We loved sharing our student projects and the inspiring conversations that followed. As promised, here are a few pictures of our student projects – Rainbo Skyz, Breadboard Challenge, Illumi-Board, Goofy Gloves, Flora Watch,Light-up Googles, Bling Hoop – and more… Enjoy!       

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See you at the Maker Faire!

Come see us at Bay Area Maker Faire from May 20-22! We’ll be in Sequoia Hall, as would BB-8 and R2D2! Stop by our exhibit and say hi! Our students will be doing live-demos of their hand-crafted, programmable, electronic gadgets and we’d love to see you!

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Today is Arduino Day

Apr 2 is Arduino Day! Arduino Day is a worldwide birthday celebration of Arduino and Genuino. It’s a 24 hours-long event –organized directly by the community, or by the Arduino founders– where people interested in Arduino and Genuino get together, share their experiences, and learn more. What can you do during Arduino Day? You can attend an […]

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CTE Makeover Challenge

The U.S. Department of Education invites schools to enter the CTE Makeover Challenge by submitting a design for a CTE makerspace. Makerspaces provide students the materials and environment they need to create, invent, tinker, and explore, helping them build vital career skills, including critical thinking, planning, communication, and problem solving. All eligible schools will gain access to […]

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