Free Activities & Resources



Plug Into Portland – Does your K-12 student volunteer at your local library, a favorite nonprofit, or at school? Kids in the Portland metro can earn a desktop computer from Free Geek by volunteering for 24 hours in their community.



Common Sense Media is the leading independent nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology. They empower parents, teachers, and policymakers by providing unbiased information, trusted advice, and innovative tools to help them harness the power of media and technology as a positive force in all kids’ lives.



 Instrucatables is a place that lets you explore, document, and share your creations.



logo_tinkering The Tinkering Studio  is a studio workshop at the Exploratorium for playful invention, investigation, and collaboration.



cm-logo-margins The Curiosity Machine invites you to practice by building hands-on engineering design challenges. They believe that through building, you learn not only how something works, but why it works.

make_logo_cmyk.jpg Make: Magazine  is a publication of Maker Media.  Maker Media is a global platform for connecting Makers with each other, with products and services, and with their partners.

raspberry_pi_logo-svg The Raspberry Pi  is a series of credit card-sized single-board computers developed in the United Kingdom by the Raspberry Pi Foundation to promote the teaching of basic computer science in schools and developing countries.


arduino_logo-svg Arduino is an open-source project that created microcontroller-based kits for building digital devices and interactive objects that can sense and control physical devices.


maker-show.jpgSylvia’s Super Awesome Maker Show is a DIY webshow on everything cool and worth Making.



800px-sparkfun_logo-svg Sparkfun  is an online retail store that sells the bits and pieces to make your electronics projects possible. No matter what your vision is, our products and resources are designed to make the world of electronics more accessible to the average person.

674e0bb249bc8fb5e2a44160be77a0ff.jpg The Art of STEM  is Portland’s only toy store dedicated to STEM!




Scratch_Logo.pngWith Scratch  you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others in the online community.



Code.org_logo.svg.png  is a non-profit dedicated to expanding access to computer science, and increasing participation by women and underrepresented students of color. Their vision is that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science.


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