February 2014 STEM Workshops

Electronics for a 3DR RepRap printer

February was a busy time with progress made on ROV designs and camera modules, 3DR RepRap 3D printers, and preparations for Workshops and Summer Camps including the Texas A&M University AggieSTEM program! Continue reading

Space Exploration Merit Badges

Icon showing a model rocket at the moment of launch

The Texas A&M University Students Serving Scouting group coordinated a weekend of learning and fun for young learners attempting the BSA’s Space Exploration Merit Badge! 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