Makey Makey Guitar: step-by-step tutorial with pictures

With students at home right now, several parents have asked us about fun and engaging projects that can be done at home. Here’s one — how about building your very own electronic guitar! It’s a fun and extremely accessible project that students of all ages will enjoy! Let’s get started. Things you’ll need:      […]

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What is STEAM?

STEM vs. STEAM

STEM education stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. STEAM on the other hand includes arts — Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math. Where STEM education acutely focuses on hard scientific and engineering concepts, STEAM promotes learning scientific concepts through art. The conventional STEM education concentrates only on the four fields. It does not foster […]

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Physical + Digital Summer Camp

Given the continued uncertainty over Covid-19, summer camp options are quickly moving into the virtual space and parents need home-based options. While the traditional in-person camp models have benefits, the ability to have STEAM-based learning resources for families is critical to ensure children’s development and learning growth continues during the summer months. MEandMine has launched […]

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7 TED Talks to watch with your kids

With week 3 of shelter-in-place order, one of the two things in happening — 1) parents have established a new homeschool routine for their children,  or 2) parents are running out of ideas to keep kids busy. Regardless of which camp you’re in, I think we can all agree that we need to establish clear […]

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Time for creativity and connection

As we continue to adjust our class schedules with the Bay Area shelter-in-place order, I hope my message finds you, your families and loved ones safe and healthy. Many kids are at home this week and parents have reached out to me asking how to manage their kids’ learning during these uncertain times.  My response […]

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Student Feature: Ariv Gupta

Jack: Why did you decide to go to Code Hobbits Innovate Shenzhen program? Ariv: I decided to go to Shenzhen to learn about how things that we take for granted, for example, the iPhone, are made. The iPhone has wowed me for the entire time that I have been a user of it with its […]

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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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