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Here’s the full Miles O’Brien piece that aired tonight on PBS NewsHour. Really well-done, neat little package exploring the DIY/maker movement in general, Maker Faires, the critical state of STEM education and making as a potential answer, and more. Among other things, the piece follows the DeRose family, high schoolers from the LIghthouse Community Charter School in Oakland, and a group of Oakland middle school girls, the Young Sparks, as they build projects for the Faire and then present them there. The DeRose family, LIghthouse Community Charter School, and the Young Sparks are all associated with our Young Makers program. You can learn more about that here.

Full NewsHour Piece on Maker Movement

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Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor for Boing Boing and WINK Books. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.