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  • Go Green With Arbor Day Party Ideas

      Arbor Day is upon us again! A day to celebrate...trees? Unfortunately, most people probably don’t think too much about Arbor Day – trees are something that shed leaves in the fall, scrape against windows in storms, and bloom beautifully in spring – and that’s about it. But this Arbor Day, we want to remind you [...]

  • My Time at GDC 2015

    Where else can you meet up with tons of like-minded game developers from all over the world, other than at events like GDC? GDC stands for Game Developer's Conference. It's a weeklong conference held in San Francisco that takes place in March every year, and is chock full of panels, game demos, tutorials, and tons [...]

  • STEM Education News You Should Know About

    One of the coolest things about STEM is that no matter the size of your city or state, there is always something going on that can be tied directly to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. If you frequent major publications like Forbes and others, you already know that a lot is being said about STEM education—which is [...]

  • Is Summer Camp Tax Deductible? [Infographic]

      I know, I know...the subjects of fun summer camp and "funless" income tax preparation don't exactly go together as well as toasted 'mallow and graham. But for as painful as taxes might be, there is some value here for anyone that sent a child to camp last summer, or is planning to in the coming [...]

  • Myth-Busting the "Computer Camp"

    I hope you have a firm grasp on your hats, and that your socks aren’t easily knocked off. Because today, we truly have something special on the docket. Have you ever thought of what you’d do if you came face to face with Bigfoot, swam next to Nessie, or dare I say, set sights on the [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • What is Coding? It's One Thing to Me, Another to You.

    Coding is telling a computer what to do through step-by-step commands. These commands form a set of instructions for the computer to execute and attain a specific outcome. Coding is the foundation of the apps on your phone, the video games you enjoy, websites, robots, and much more. They’re all made with code, through the act [...]

  • Utah STEM Fest is Around the Corner

    Every summer, iD Tech is lucky enough to offer camps in a number of different cities and states. One excellent byproduct of such expansion is learning about local STEM events, happenings, and initiatives; each with the goal of keeping students informed and excited about all things science, technology, engineering, and math. So since we are now offering tech camps [...]

  • GIVEAWAY ALERT + The Top 20 Retro Video Game-Inspired Art Pieces on Society 6

    A growing sub-culture has developed around a love for the "retro" video games of the 80's and 90's. Lovable legends like Link, Zelda, Mario, Yoshi, Princess Peach, Sonic, Starfox, Pacman, Megaman, and many, many more, are revered and celebrated—and it's no wonder. They personify an era where gameplay wasn't all about HD graphics and super-gore, but rather [...]

  • Top 10 Techie-Themed Valentine's Day Gifts from Think Geek

    Love it or hate it, Valentine's Day is coming at you in less than a week! Over at Thinkgeek.com, the holiday has become perfect excuse to bestow your loved ones with something techie, brainy, or super quirky. A bouquet of plush kittens? Yes please... For your amusement and shopping pleasure, I've rounded up some real gems, sure to make someone [...]