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Chida Sadayappan
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The James Webb Space Telescope will be the most powerful space telescope ever made, and is being built to explore the history of the universe.
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A State-by-State Guide to 2015's Most Popular Bars https://foursquare.com/foursquare/list/a-statebystate-guide-to-2015s-most-popular-bars - The No 1 in VA is, Top Golf in Alexandria 
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Knowledge is one of the most powerful gifts!

I am reaching out to my network to make something awesome happen. I would like to raise $400 to use towards a gift of educational inspiration over the holiday break for the kids of the Tech Club I run.

Radioshack has these Maker/STEM kits found here: https://www.radioshack.com/collections/maker-s-t-e-m/s1_maker-s-t-e-m

I have been working a deal with Radioshack to get the quantity needed and an awesome discount just for this cause. They are even throwing in some batteries!

I will use the money raised to purchase these kits for the kids and give them out at the next meeting, this Thursday.

If you would like to contribute please use one of these two methods:

Google Wallet: tysonkemp@gmail.com

Paypal: tysonkemp@gmail.com

Any amount is helpful and would be a great way to contribute to the continuation of these awesome kids education into technology and the surrounding sciences.

Also if you think someone else might be interested reshare this post please.

Also, also ... I was thinking about getting them some +Google Cardboard's so maybe we can find a way to make that happen too?


Some background about the Tech Club, at the beginning of the school year I asked my daughter's school if they had a tech club, they didn't so my obvious follow up question was, can I start one. We have 32 kids from 2nd to 5th grade and have done 7 meetings so far.

We have talked about programming/code using Code.org, robotics, hardware/software, quadcopters, VR, wearables, and much more. Some students have even brought in their own tech, such as, a programmable truck toy, Makey Makey, and Raspberry Pi, to demo to their peers.

In the picture below I was talking to them about hardware and how it somewhat mimics the human body, then opened a HDD right in front of them, and showed them how to solder wire leads to the R/W arms motor to make it into a tiny speaker. That really got them going with questions and discussion, it was one of my favorite meetings.

Last week we held a day of, Hour Of Code for the whole school, and the Tech Club kids, they were the helpers, they got right out there amongst their peers and started teaching them about coding, it was beyond words how AMAZING it was.

It's been so amazing already and the years only half over, and something I'm very excited about is, so far we have been meeting twice a month, but I have convinced the school to adjust that to meeting once a week.


Thank you for taking the time to read this and again if you can donate, any amount at all, it would make a huge impact on these kids.
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A series of 3D printed sculptures are designed such that the appendages fit Fibonacci's Sequence, a mathematical sequence that manifests naturally in objects like sunflowers and pinecones. When spun, these sculptures come to life.
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An 18th-century outrage: Lèse humanité What happened when slaves and free men were shipwrecked together http://www.economist.com/news/christmas-specials/21683979-what-happened-when-slaves-and-free-men-were-shipwrecked-together-lu00e8se +The Economist
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The Crafty Coconut Octopus how got its name! http://nerdist.com/this-octopus-transformer-is-more-than-meets-the-eye/ 
Amphioctopus marginatus goes by a few names. It is sometimes called the veined octopus for the dark lines that run from head to tentacle. Sometimes it's just "thief," as the little cephalopod is known for its affinity for discarded shells and fibrous husks from the world above water. But most know it as the coconut octopus for its incredible dexterity with coconut shells. You could even call it a transformer. While scientists have known about the...
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Waste paper goes in; 3 minutes later, sheets of new A4 paper come out—at 14 ppm!
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    CEO, Entrepreneur, Technologist, Philanthropist, 2010 - present
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