Making, from cradle to career
How do we bring our network’s strength in maker learning together with our region’s growing need for a new generation of manufacturing talent?
Rethinking Reuse: Catching Up With Erika Johnson
Erika Johnson is the executive director of the Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse (PCCR). The center is both a shop of reclaimed materials and a center for hands-on creative programming. An evangelist for reuse, Johnson believes reuse is an essential and underappreciated way to build sustainable communities. Johnson is also an installation artist with a long-term passion for found, rescued, and reclaimed materials, and a more recent obsession with microscopic animals.
Young Makers Score a Home Run for Hands-on Learning
Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher A.J. Burnett better watch out—young Pittsburgh makers have built a worthy competitor.
The Labs @ CLP: Art on the Move!
A photoessay from Pittsburgh Youth Media reporter, Maggie Mayer, on The Labs @ CLP's program, Art on the Move at the main branch in Oakland.
assemble's Mini Mad Scientists Camps
Pittsburgh Youth Media reporters, Maddie Adamczyk and Sarah Parker, attend a Mini Mad Scientist Camp at assemble.
What's happening at World Maker Faire?
Maker Faire brings thousands to New York Hall of Science for two days of tinkering, hacking, and DIY innovation
The Next Generation of Makers
The maker movement is more than just a trend; it is a revival of the heart and soul of the American dream where everyone has the potential to push the boundaries of the imagination and create something that has never been done before.