Gadgets for the Guru: Father's Day edition

Impress your Dad by getting him one of the hottest tech gadgets on the market today! Father’s Day is right around the corner so get shopping!   frē by Lifeproof The frē case by Lifeproof is the perfect iPhone 6 case for the clumsy or adventurous Dad. The case is submersible to 6.6 feet of … Read more

Black Girls Code founder Kimberly Bryant helping little girls change the world – interview

Photo contribution by Vianka Villa Kimberly Bryant spent years in the corporate world as a software engineer climbing up the ranks in a field where very few women of color, and women in general, held a seat in the boardroom. In an interview with Oprah, Bryant talked about her first engineering job where her manager (who … Read more

Southwest Maker Fest hope to create culture of makers – wrap up

Inventors from across the Valley gathered over the weekend in downtown Mesa for the second annual Southwest Maker Fest. Exhibitors displayed robotics, artistic pieces and more for everyone to come and enjoy. The event has doubled in size and aims to enhance Arizona’s “maker” culture where inventors can gather and collaborate, according to Thomas Sollars, … Read more

AZ teens celebrated at White House Science Fair

Today, Arizona student science winners will be recognized at the 2015 White House Science Fair. President Obama will be the emcee and celebrate the range of winners from science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) competitions from across the country. Anvita Gupta, 17, from Scottsdale Arizona, is a strong advocate for getting girls into science. Since she … Read more

Startup Roambotics wins Proto Labs Cool Idea! award for home security robot

What could be better than a robot that protects your home from break-ins? Arizona-based Roambotics took home a win from the Proto Labs Cool Idea! Award for their personal robot, Jr., as well as $65,000 of injected mold parts. Jr., an autonomous mobile sensor platform, performs security monitoring. It is always actively monitoring an environment for … Read more

It's never too early to build robots -Comicon panel shows how students can make it happen

Parents may worry that today’s tech is robbing their children’s attention span, but Mesa’s champion Westwood Robotics high school team knows how tech can be used to enrich a kid’s life: just build wicked awesome robots with your friends. At the 2014 Phoenix Comicon convention in downtown Phoenix, the team presented “How Robots are Taking Over High … Read more

Valley student named one of 50 finalists in the Doodle 4 Google competition

What would your Google Doodle look like if you were asked to draw one? For students K-12, Google held the Doodle 4 Google contest across the United States to redesign the Google logo inspired by the theme “If I could invent one thing to make the world a better place…” For one Valley student and … Read more

Robot insects and drones take flight at CES 2014

Drones and robotics are slowly but surely gaining traction into the mainstream market by making them more user-friendly and giving the products novelty features that consumers are beginning to notice. Who knew drones could be fun? [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPxjGwaLSxs[/youtube] At CES 2014, Parrot released several drones that are being marketed to the every-day consumer. The Parrot MiniDrone … Read more