Electronics Merit Badge Classes

Analog Multimeter Scale

Teaching Electronics Merit Badge courses for Boy Scouts allows the exploration of mathematics and project management while encouraging young learner engagement and interest in STEM subject areas without requiring a costly equipment setup expense. Continue reading

Repair Teaches Many Things

Rechargeable LiPo button power cells (old and new)

Repairing instead of replacing gives opportunities to teach many things from engineering to electronics to sustainability. Kids learn that they can repair and recover items that would otherwise fill our landfills and consume more resources to fabricate replacements. Continue reading

Electronics Merit Badge Workshop with Microprocessors

BSA Electronics Merit Badge Icon

During an Electronics Merit Badge workshop, I used Atmel ATTiny85 microprocessors in place of the 555 timer circuit to reduce complexity and enhance participant engagement through hidden coded messages. Continue reading

Robotic Claws using Arduino

Robotic Claw Icon

Giving robots a hand (or at least a claw) in STEMulate Learning sessions for Boy and Girl Scout merit badges and patches, using Arduino + LEGO RCX 2.0 + creativity = fun and STEM education. Continue reading