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Fun Summer Projects

Jie Qi at Chibitronics

There are many ways to learn technology while playing. Here are technologies and resources you might want to find online this summer.


Chibitronics let you create, craft, and code electronics with paper, fabric, and other non-electronic materials. You use copper tape and stickers that contain circuits to create designs and messages like a cute robot card that lights up when you press its heart.

The STEM Starter Kit is a great place to start. The kit includes an illustrated Circuit Sticker Sketchbook to guide you though five circuit concepts including parallel circuits, switches and resistance-based sensors. The sketchbook becomes a useful reference as you create more projects. The best part? There is no soldering required, no clips, no wires. Simply combine stickers, copper tape, and materials.


Kids learn to code by making games on the website then play them on their phone or tablet. Games are clever with fun graphics. Kids can tweak code once they become comfortable with code. Boxes with new games delivered monthly.


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