Tag Archives: Maker/DIY

Learning Creative Learning Free Online Course from MIT

When most of us think of "learning" we envision sitting in a classroom with books, a syllabus, and a teacher. But the truth is that there are other ways of learning that are often more effective and almost always more engaging. Tackling a project that requires you to learn as you go. Delving into a… [more]

Snap Circuits Review

I have been recommending Snap Circuits from Elenco to anyone who will listen. Why? First of all, kids are underexposed to engineering skills, especially of the electrical sort. Second of all, kids love engineering stuff, especially of the electrical sort. There’s a magic in snapping some pieces together, flipping a switch and having a light… [more]

Snap Circuits Review

I have been recommending Snap Circuits from Elenco to anyone who will listen. Why? First of all, kids are underexposed to engineering skills, especially of the electrical sort. Second of all, kids love engineering stuff, especially of the electrical sort. There’s a magic in snapping some pieces together, flipping a switch and having a light… [more]

Make: School’s Out Summer Fun Guide

When I was a kid, I was constantly taking things apart to see how they worked. When I was 12, I went to a summer camp where I learned to solder (a useful skill, by the way), and by the time I was 14, I had decided to become an electrical engineer. It didn’t end… [more]