Author: Susan Klimczak

South End Technology Center @ Tent City, United States - I am the education organizer of Boston's Learn 2 Teach, Teach 2 Learn program, passionate about engaging our youth in the creative possibilities of engineering and technology. Every day I witness the genius of our teenage youth as teachers, makers, and catalyzers of cultural change in our communities. I also love my bicycle and baking pies.

Machines Gone Wild! Physical Programming with Cam-Driven Mechanisms

Here at Learn 2 Teach, Teach 2 Learn, we have been developing a new physical programming activity called “Machines Gone Wild!” that helps our youth learn about mechanical engineering with mechanisms and physical programming with Arduinos. So many of our youth “think with their hands” while building and last year we found that none of… Read more »

Rethinking Squishy Circuits

At Learn 2 Teach, Teach 2 Learn, one of the activities youth teachers take out to Boston community organizations each year is Squishy Circuits.  This cool activity was originally developed by AnnMarie Thomas at University of St. Thomas School of Engineering in St. Paul, Minnesota (http://courseweb.stthomas.edu/apthomas/SquishyCircuits/). Like many maker educators, we wanted to get better… Read more »