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Young teen with a medal around her neck for her science fair project on antibacterial agents

How to Raise a Steminist

If we define feminism as the belief that all genders should have equal rights and opportunities, STEMinists believe that all genders should have equal opportunities in STEM fields. Sounds like a no-brainer, something with which we can all agree. There … Read More

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2018 Holiday Gift Guide: Teens

Teens can be hard to find gifts for. We have two at home–we know! Never fear. We have some great ideas for you, plus a couple gifts from my own list for the kid at heart. As with our 2018 … Read More

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2018 Holiday Gift Guide: Ages 5 – 11

2018 Maker Gift Guide: Ages 5 – 11 I’ve long believed the things we give our kids matter. Some gifts are simple pleasures, but a truly great child’s gift will expand their mind in some way, let them explore new … Read More

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Oh the Possibilities!

Here at MKR LAB we LOVE microcontrollers! These tiny but powerful devices can power a wide array of projects and they bring your code to life, making lights blink, buzzers sound, motors move … the possibilities are only limited by … Read More

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Hands-On Physics!

This summer we debuted a physics class for elementary students and ran it as a camp. Our goal was to introduce them to the most important physics principles in a way that was fun and would resonate with them. Goal … Read More

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Glowing Pompom Crown Workshop

LED PomPom Crowns

No power, no problem! The lights may be out, but this crew is glowing with LED headgear they made. After tornados passed through Westchester and left most of our town without power, but the kids were good to proceed so … Read More

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MKR LAB in the News!

The Lewisboro Hamlet Hub wrote about MKR LAB. It’s so exciting that people are finding us here in Northern Westchester. “MKR LAB Inc. announced several workshops for May and June to introduce students in grades K-12 to electricity and circuits, … Read More

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The Button!

Sometimes adding a simple button is wildly exciting! Some of my favorite questions are “what if …,” “wouldn’t it be cool if …,” and “how do I …” Then I figure out how to do it. Case in point: the … Read More

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