Around 120,000 people were expected to attend this weekend’s exhibition of the world’s wackiest creations. Attendees had the chance to learn basic electronics skills and pick up that 3D printer they’ve been pining for.
SparkFun, the DIY hardware retailer, is taking it’s hacker classes aimed at kids and educators on the road. It’s part of many efforts to get kids involved in making their own gadgets and programming.
Thanks to Arduino kits and the Raspberry Pi Linux computer, computing now can cost less than LEGOs. So today’s kids — and a generation of enthusiast hackers — are creating a movement that might incubate the next Woz. What will cheap computing build?