Soldering in MAKESHOP / photo: Ben Filio

Pittsburgh is home to a thriving community of DIY makers, tinkerers, inventors, and innovators of all ages. In and out of schools, makers combine physical and digital skills from science and engineering, technology and media, crafting, and the arts to learn how to work together to reshape the world.

Educators know the power of hands-on learning. That's one reason the Maker Movement is making its way into classrooms, after school programs, community centers, and summer camps.