Tech Will Save Us x CBBC Live!

Wednesday 4th November

We spent the weekend at CBBC Live in Hull. It was a really huge event with lots of different tents housing everything from Doctor Who coding challenges and the CBBC Fab Lab, to the Absolute Genius tent where we met Ohbot which we had great fun interacting with. The main stage of the show was »

How plaster sensors, electronic playdough, and DIY-coded games will prepare our kids (and ourselves) for a digital-making future.

Tuesday 3rd November

We’re speaking at SPAN 2015 next week, they featured our article in their SPAN 2015 reader. You can get a sneaky preview below. In a 2014 report titled, “Young Digital Makers,” the The National Endowment for Science Technology and Art in the UK (NESTA) defines “digital making” as “learning about technology through the process of making »

The gift of learning

Wednesday 28th October

It’s looming, and it’s getting closer… yes we know Halloween has passed we’re talking about the holiday season. It’s a crazy time and each year we’re ever aware of the panic that sets in as we get closer to present giving. We’ve been thinking a lot about gifting products that are about sharing great experiences, »

The BBC micro:bit Round Up

Wednesday 28th October

Things are hotting up in the world of the BBC micro:bit, there’s been lots of exciting news over the past few weeks, including a new coding platform! In case you missed the hoo-ha, the BBC micro:bit is easily the most ambitious education project that the BBC has embarked upon for 30 years. It is a tech »

Technophobia

Friday 23rd October

The last few weeks have been a roller coaster of events, from Maker Faire Rome, to an event with the awesome Mums in Tech, to the EdTech UK launch (of which Tech Will Save Us are a founding member). It’s been inspirational! Hearing about the maker movement making a difference within so many different fields, »

Our favourite STEM Halloween Costumes

Wednesday 21st October

We LOVE Halloween; scary stories, dressing up and excitement. We’ve created a list of our top 5 favourite STEM (sort of) Halloween costumes, ranging from the complex to the super easy. GAMER KIT COSTUME Turn your little one into their favourite Technology Will Save Us kit. All you need is lots of cardboard, tinfoil and »

Ada Lovelace day

Wednesday 14th October

A big thank you to ARM for supporting and inviting us to Ada Lovelace Day, celebrating women in science, engineering, maths and technology at Conway Hall last night. We left with stars in our eyes. We were wowed from the gallery by Dr. Jen Gupta with rainbow inducing demonstrations of spectroscopy exploring the works of Lady Margaret »

Happy Ada Lovelace Day

Tuesday 13th October

Today is a very special day. It’s Ada Lovelace Day. What does that mean exactly? Well, Ada Lovelace Day is a day of international celebration. A day to shout about, rejoice, and generally praise the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths. Ada Lovelace was a gifted mathematician and is considered to have »

Coding + Making = Future Inventors

Thursday 8th October

NESTA (the National Endowment for Science Technology and Art in the UK) defines ‘Digital Making’ as: ‘Learning about technology though the process of making it yourself’- 2013 report title ‘Young Digital Makers’. We at Tech Will Save Us think this is a pretty great definition and should be something that young people experience regularly in »

Maker Faire New York 2015

Tuesday 6th October

New York Hall of Science We have just come back from exhibiting at the New York Maker Faire in the New York Science Hall, a mecca for all makers from across the Unites States. Some came for the whole weekend from as far as Atlanta, some for the day from just across the road in »

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