Teaching Circuits at Oceanview Elementary School

I had a fun day visiting Oceanview Elementary, a school just down the street from my high school. The varsity volleyball coach is a fourth grade teacher there. I spent the morning talking about my experiences as a maker, and then taught them how to make a LED lit greeting…

Quin is in Makeology

I'm in a book titled "Makeology: Makerspaces as Learning Environments," by Kylie Peppler, Associate Professor of Learning Sciences (Indiana University), Erica Rosenfeld Halverson is Associate Professor of Digital Media and Literacy in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Yasmin B. Kafai is Professor of…

Feature in the Daley Report from LMUSD

Superintendent Raynee Daley featured me in her "Daley Report" for the Lucia Mar Unified School District. As an assistant superintendent in 2012, she was the first person in the district that I discussed Making with and now Making is spreading through our schools.…

Quin is the Morning Keynote Speaker at the Gold Coast Science Network STEM Education Conference

I was honored to be the Keynote Speaker at the Gold Coast Science Network's 11th annual STEM education conference at Oxnard College, in Oxnard, California. Nathan Inouye, Science Coordinator for Ventura County Office of Education was instrumental in bringing me to this very engaging, and eye-opening science teachers' conference. My…

Maker.io Interview at World Maker Faire

Maker.io interviewed me at the 2015 World Maker Faire in New York City.…

Qduino Mini Project by Barb Noren

Barb Noren posted this project on her website, Paperstatic.com. She used the Qduino Mini. It really is cool when people that you don't know use your product!…

Maker Faire Rome 2015

I was invited to partner with Atmel again, this time at Maker Faire Rome. I was thrilled to see this beautiful city again! The City of Rome is very invested in the Maker Faire. All around the city, we could see advertisements for this very popular event. We found this…

World Maker Faire 2015, NYC

I was invited to partner with Atmel at the World Maker Faire 2015 in NYC last weekend. Atmel showcased several small makers in their booth who use their components. I utilize Arduino and Arduino compatible boards, such as the Qduino Mini, which contain Atmel chips, so it is a great…