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Below you will find archives for all of the tips and advice articles we’ve published in IEEE Spark. Find out about camps, competitions and websites to help you learn more about different fields within engineering.

Make Your Home Smarter

November 2015

Want to make your home smarter? With your parents’ permission, try out a home automation project. Affordable, open-source computer platforms like Arduino and Raspberry Pi can make it possible for you to add smart home technology to your home.

3D Print at Your Library!

May 2015

3D printing can put the power of production into the hands of individuals. But until the arrival of affordable home printers, there are programs through libraries, schools, and camps, that can help you access and learn about 3D printers.

Perfect Your Game with Sports Apps!

February 2015

Whether you are looking to be more physically active, improve your athletic performance, or immerse yourself in the world of sports gaming – there’s a sports app for that.

Explore Computer Animation with Animation Software

December 2014

If you want to give computer animation a try, there’s plenty of fun, free, and even professional quality software available online to help you get started.

Explore Robotics with Competitions and Camps!

September 2014

You can learn more about robotics and start building your own robots with competitions and summer camps.


Explore Wearables with Hands-On Kits and Camps

Want to try making your own wearable device? There are kits that can help you build or program your own wearable. Or, if you want a more immersive experience, check out a tech camp or workshop to give wearable design a try.

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Sharing and Securing Wearable Tech

The IEEE and its members have been at the forefront of wearable technology, working to share advancements and research, highlight security concerns, and develop standards for wearable development, communication, and security.

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