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  • DIY: Light-Up Holiday Sweater

    Brighten your holiday with a light-up sweater! This DIY project uses LilyPad Arduino components from our Electric Latte course which is available this summer at Alexa Café, our all-girls summer program for ages 10-15.  Electronic Supplies 4 x Blue LilyPad Arduino LEDs 2 x White LilyPad Arduino LEDs 2 x LilyPad Arduino Coin Cell Battery Holder - Switched [...]

  • DIY: Tech-o-Lantern Halloween Costume

    The weather is cooling down (unless you're in ever-sunny California, like our main office team) and Halloween is upon us! This year, instead of purchasing a pre-packaged costume, tap into your inner Maker and create your own DIY Tech-o-Lantern t-shirt! This low-cost activity is fun for the whole family and ideal for younger kids, as it doesn't require sewing, soldering, or any [...]

  • Closing the Gender Gap Through Collaborative Play

    When it comes to encouraging girls to get into STEM at a young age, it goes much deeper than providing them with pink engineering toys. Luckily, there are a few very special companies who also believe this, and make it their mission to include girls in engineering in a, well, gender-less way. GoldieBlox is one (you [...]

  • DIY: How to Make an Electronic Greeting Card

    Building electronics is part of the large DIY (Do It Yourself) or Maker movement that has been steadily growing over the past few years. Sites like Pinterest are full of DIY ideas, while others like Etsy provide DIY-ers an opportunity to sell their creations. Not to mention TV shows like Hack My Life, and a full-blown DIY [...]