Electronics Merit Badge Classes

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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

Thank you for your support in Round 3 of the #SciFund Challenge!

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Our supporters include individuals like Tom McDonnell, Elisabeth Whyte and Kellin Ulibarri! Thank you for your support in Round #3 of the #SciFund Challenge! There is still time! We still have 5 days left with $425 to go in “Telepathic Cyborg Robots” and $370 to go in “Digitize the World”! Thanks to all of you who are helping to make this research possible! Continue reading

3D Printed Electronics Housings

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Whether designing with an Arduino or a full Raspberry Pi, our teachers use 3D printing to protect electronics from kids and kids from the electronics. 3D printed roll-up cases also hold students’ circuits in place between classes and provide drawers to contain small components as each class progresses from one lesson to the next. Continue reading

Repair Teaches Many Things

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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

Crowd-funding a Mobile Makerspace

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In order to reach rural schools and isolated educators, STEMulate Learning will use past crowd-funded equipment together with a few new items to create a Mobile Makerspace. This project will be run through the KickStarter crowd-funding site on the recommendation of several supporters from our past RocketHub efforts. Continue reading

Electronics Merit Badge Workshop with Microprocessors

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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