If you’re looking for a way to fill up some of your after school time in the next few months, check out Google Science Fair. You can work solo or gather up a friend or two and set out to explore science and making while creating an online record of your project and process. You’ll be competing against teens worldwide, but hey, the prizes look worthwhile.
Aged out of the competition? You can help out a team of youth as a teacher or mentor.
Check out the Maker Shed for some great information resources and hardware that might help your project.