Black Inventors Historically Denied Rights Under Patent Law

The U.S. legal system has both helped and hindered racial justice through our history, including the Supreme Court rulings that have ranged from horrifically racist mistakes to iconic civil rights victories.  On the one hand, there’s the notorious Dredd Scott decision, which said that no Black person could be a citizen or sue someone in court.  […]

Inventions that might make you say “What???”

Some inventions are important.  Some relate to complex technology.  Some are strange, silly, dangerous, or all three wrapped together.  Next week we’ll post about a more serious side of patents.  But for this week, here are some more examples of inventions that might make you say “What???” When I was a kid, my dog would […]

Volunteer Citizen Scientists Make BOINC Supercomputer

It’s an exciting break from day-to-day emails or Web-surfing to check out BOINC and say, “Oh, look, the computer’s searching for pulsars now.” I am typing this on what looks like a perfectly normal laptop computer. I’m at home, comfortable; I have music on. It’s a calm evening. But behind this normalcy, there are larger […]

Kid Inventors Use Empathy as Inspiration

Last week we wrote about a few inventions that were patented by kids.  Once you start to dig into this, it’s amazing – although maybe not surprising –  how inventive kids really are.  Some are on the goofy side, like the Hamster Helmet or trash catapult featured by Ellen. Some are pretty fundamental to childhood […]

NEW STEM Tools for Tomorrow camps for ages 13 and up

We are proud to present a set of three camps for ages 13 and up. Are you interested in learning Java, CAD and 3D printing, Adobe Photoshop? We have just what you are looking for. Our FRC Team 1306 created and is hosting these camps. The camps run from July 20 thru August 20 M-F […]

Tips for using Zoom for Summer Camp

Tips for using Zoom to join your BadgerBOTS Summer Camp class!

Summer Camp Kit and Materials Pick-Up/Drop-Off

Supplies Pick-Up and Return will take place in our parking lot. Read more about supplies pick-up and return here.

2020 Virtual Camp FAQ

BadgerBOTS Summer Camps will be all online. Read our FAQ page to learn about what is changing for this year.

Summer Camp Updates and COVID-19

BadgerBOTS is working to ensure that our summer camp programs are safe and fun this summer. Read camp updates here.

Our Building may be Closed but our Virtual Summer Camps are Open

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