SparkFun Promotes Electronics in Schools with East Coast Tour

During the months of April and May, SparkFun Electronics ( will send a team from its Education Department on an East Coast Tour, part of an initiative by the SparkFun Department of Education to promote the adoption of open-source technologies in schools. The tour will include visits to universities and high schools, where the education team will lead workshops on physical computing, soldering, and more.

One key stop is USASEF, the second ever national science fair, at which SparkFun will be hosting soldering classes. The SparkFun team will also be stopping at ITP, part of the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU, where it will be giving a talk discussing the growing Open Source Education movement/model with an emphasis on an unbranded data/material repository and what Open Source looks like when it is instituted in schools.