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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 is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.


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