Day 347: Where the Robots Meet the Road

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December 12, 2012 by Alex Hoekstra

Engagement is a glorious thing.  Some of the foundations I’m working for spend a lot of time discussing not just how to attract people and convince them that what we’re doing is worthwhile, but how to keep them actively participating and excited about being a part of our effort.  Engagement is a golden key that’s easy to lose if you don’t keep it tied to you at all times – it’s easy to lose sight of how the world sees you and thinks of you while you’re busy trying to build something for them.  Engagement is a necessary component of having an impact, which is why I’m proud to support today’s project: a nation-wide, traveling, hands-on tutorial tour brought to life by a group who wants to teach the world to make.

Check out the SparkFun National Tour and get on board before December 19.


In today’s global climate, education in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) initiatives is more important than ever. The goal of the SparkFun National Tour is to promote electronics education across the US – helping our teachers and educators make electronics part of their everyday curriculum. If we reach our $150,000 goal, SparkFun will complete a nationwide tour stopping in all 50 states to teach electronics in a fun, approachable and relevant way.



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