Bits4Tots is a charity that seeks to bring a hands-on learning experience about making and robotics to kids who otherwise might not have the opportunity. A $25 donation buys a robot kit and a child’s participation in a bot-building workshop at Robot City, a robot store (that’s right, a robot store!) in Lakeview, IL.


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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance 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 to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. His free weekly-ish maker tips newsletter can be found at

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