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Busy Parent Help: Tips, Ideas, & Fun, Educational STEM Activities for Kids
Busy Parent Help: Tips, Ideas, & Fun, Educational STEM Activities for Kids

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See my blog post for more details on the Useless Machine electronics soldering project for kids.

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Kids who love origami or architecture will love The Paper Architect: Fold-It-Yourself Buildings and Structures!   

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I am finally getting around to publishing another tutorial! Check it out below! I have also given my blog a face lift!

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Here is a great manual I just stumbled on which uses Raspberry Pi with Scratch & Python - computer programming languages that kids can use. Scratch is especially built for kids. See my tutorial on Scratch - http://vageekmom.com/ParentReference/2012/04/scratch-tutorial/. Based on a quick browse, this seems to be a manual that tweens and up can use to learn the basics of computer science with Raspberry Pi, Scratch, Python and other tools.

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This week Lifehacker is doing a 5 day series, A Beginner's guide to DIYing with Raspberry Pi. Here is day 4... Something a teen might like to do...

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This week Lifehacker is doing a 5 day series, A Beginner's guide to DIYing with Raspberry Pi. Here is day 2 - creating a media center with Raspberry Pi.

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This week Lifehacker is doing a 5 day series, A Beginner's guide to DIYing with Raspberry Pi. Here is day 1. Raspberry Pi is great for tweens and up to play around with...

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Here are some great videos from Adafruit for learning Raspberry Pi -- a $35 mini computer to get kids playing with electronics and programming computers. Adults love these too!! For home theater see http://lifehacker.com/5962013/give-the-gift-of-a-home-theater-pc-with-these-media-center-builds.

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Cool experiment to pull the iron out of fortified cereal and show the kids that they eat nails for breakfast!! :-)
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