Hacker Scouts Teach Kids How to Tinker

Maker and DIY Movement

Hacker Scouts Teach Kids How to Tinker

Dec 24, 2012

TRIBAL EXPANSION: Boys' and Girls' Scouts may not be for everyone. But there's another way to score your badges. NPR takes a look at "Hacker Scouts" in Oakland, part of the nationwide DIY / Maker movement that encourages kids to tinker with electronics and woodwork, and earn badges made by the renowned Adafruit Industries. Also, one company to definitely keep an eye on in 2013: the beautifully-designed DIY.org, which highlights clever, whimsical homemade projects from kids around the country and plans to organize local Maker clubs, tribes, scouts, (whatever you want to call it) around the country.

TRIBAL EXPANSION: Boys' and Girls' Scouts may not be for everyone. But there's another way to score your badges. NPR takes a look at "Hacker Scouts" in Oakland, part of the nationwide DIY / Maker movement that encourages kids to tinker with electronics and woodwork, and earn badges made by the renowned Adafruit Industries. Also, one company to definitely keep an eye on in 2013: the beautifully-designed DIY.org, which highlights clever, whimsical homemade projects from kids around the country and plans to organize local Maker clubs, tribes, scouts, (whatever you want to call it) around the country.

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