Projects and Puzzles

Soldering 101

Class is back in session and this time we will be learning the basics of soldering!

What’s that Bird?

Are you an avid bird watcher and/or interested in nature conservation? Then the ebird app may be perfect for you!

Make Pixel Art

Make your own pixel art masterpiece with this tutorial!

The Emoji Generator

Learn how to use conditional statements to generate different emojis!

Limor Fried

Learn how Limor Fried turned her tinkering hobby into a multi-million dollar company!

February 2021 Learn More Links

Links from the bottom of all the February 2021 articles, collected in one place for you to print, share, or bookmark.

Piezo Microphones

Learn how to make a contact microphone for picking up the vibrations in your sonic experiments!

Create a Pinwheel

A fun SketchUp walk-through for pinwheel enthusiasts!

STEAM Gift Guide for 2020

25+ ideas for STEAM-theme gifts for kids of all ages!

Roll a Story

Get ready to roll the dice with this fun programming exercise!

Build a Paper House

Grab you scissors and glue, its time for a fun SketchUp Craft!

Sprouts and Graph Theory

How can we apply the Konigsberg Bridge problem to real life and even make a game out of it? With Spouts of course!

3D Printing PPEs for Essential Employees

With shortages in PPE, the maker movement arrived to save the day!

Get Yourself into a Jam

Thinking about participating in a Game Jam? Here's some helpful tips and tricks!

What are the Odds?

Time to grab your favourite good luck charm and get ready for some high-stakes coding!

Makey Makey some Cool Projects

Find out how to blend the physical and digital worlds with a Makey Makey Circuit board!

Sailors, Coconuts, and a Monkey

Can you figure out how to divide up coconuts between a group of sailors and a monkey? This puzzle mixes math and coding. Plus you can go online to try the code yourself.

Binary Riddles

Binary might be the language of the computer, but we humans can use it to decode secret messages.

Bird House

A step-by-step tutorial to build your very own virtual bird house in SketchUp!

Algorithmic Music

Some digital tools to help you create your own unique, ever-changing symphony with nothing but some code and a computer!

Coding Critters

Ever wanted a cute, friendly pet? Now you can program your own!

Happy Numbers

Some numbers simply have a positive attitude. They're fun to play with.

Botley the Coding Robot

Teach kids basic coding skills by letting them program Botley to zoom around the room, draw shapes, and even avoid obstacles!

Getting Started with Roblox Studio

Learn how to start making 3D games on this cool platform with over ninety million users.

Fritzing

Put the digital world aside and go back to the days of analog circuits with this cool open source application.

Citizen Science Projects

Explore the world, spend time with family and friends, and shed some light on the secrets of nature!

STEAM Lab Jr

Practical resources and tips to get kids engaged in STEAM from an early age.

Paper Games

Take a step away from the screen and let your imagination run wild with pen & paper.

Bakuro Binary Number Puzzles

Bakuro puzzles are a fun way to learn about binary numbers and how to calculate their values.