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Maker Home Make-Over



Season 5 | Episode 501 | Length: 

The only thing “extreme” about this home makeover is that the results will be extremely fun for your kids! Most parents provide a basket of arts and crafts supplies to keep kids busy on rainy days but in this episode of iQSP, we reveal exciting projects inspired by the Maker Movement to transform every room in your house. From the family room to the kitchen, the back-yard patio to the family’s computer workspace, discover projects to entertain kids and help them build the science, technology, engineering, art & design, and math (STEAM) skills needed for 21st century success.


Our Guests


Kipp Bradford

Kipp Bradford is a Research Scientist at the MIT Media Lab. His work focuses on reinventing thermal systems. He also explores innovation, manufacturing, and programming languages. His background spans biomechanical and electrical engineering, design, entrepreneurship, and HVAC+R. He is a founder of start-ups in the fields of HVAC+R, transportation, consumer products, and medical devices, and holds numerous patents for his inventions.


Brad Peroney

Brad joined the staff of Carnegie Science Center in 2003 and currently serves as Program Development Coordinator. Most recently he created the educational content for the exhibition BodyWorks. This exhibition allows visitors to explore the human body from blood and guts to bones, brains, and senses. Brad also contributes science articles to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and trains Carnegie Science Center educators.

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