Hi, I'm Walt from Duanesburg, NY. I am located in a small community in upstate NY just west of Albany. My organization (Schoharie Mohawk Initiative for Science and Technology) is starting a chapter out here to augment the STEM programs that we have been running for the past couple of years. Our hope is that all students in Grades K-12, regardless of socio-economic background and surroundings, have the chance to experience and have fun with STEM and take away life skills (e.g., teamwork, presentation) that they can use in future endeavors.
We just finished up a summer program where we used the littleBits to build scaled down versions of amusement park rides. Kids had a great time using the littleBits and creating the rides. Must admit being an electrical engineer, that I had great time also playing w/ them also. Great product and learning tool.