Resources: Organizations and Research Groups


  • DIYAbility – “Where McGyver meets Assistive Technology” Projects, workshops and resources on making and hacking for children with disabilities.
  • Citizen Scientists League – A group of scientists and science hobbyists dedicated to promoting the tools and skills of science.
  • – is a non-profit foundation dedicated to growing computer programming education.
  • Hacker Scouts – Started in Oakland, this collection of scouting guilds offers resources and support for a scouting experience based around STEM areas and creating

Research Groups

  • Agency by Design – Harvard Graduate School of Education project investigating the promises, practices, and pedagogies of maker-centered learning.
  • High-Low Tech group at MIT – Engages diverse audiences in designing and building their own technologies and develops tools that democratize engineering.
  • MIT Media Lab Lifelong Kindergarten Group – Mitchel Rensick’s constructionist research group at MIT
  • MIT Center for Bits and Atoms – Neil Gershenfeld’s fabrication research lab at MIT
  • FabLearn – A Stanford Education School project supporting school-based FabLabs around the world
  • Craft Tech Lab – Mike Eisenberg heads this research group at Colorado University, Boulder interweaving computation and craft materials. Website offers research, resources, and community outreach events.