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Art may be the key entry point to STEM, especially for girls, according to a new survey released today on the gender gap in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)-based activities for children.

Two Bit Circus, an engineering entertainment company, surveyed a recent audience of more than 500 parents to understand gender differentiators in how children play and learn in relation to STEM/STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) activities.

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Create a customizable animal robot

Our pals at Two-Bit circus have designed this paper craft robotic owl, to give kids a “taste of basic mechanical principles, electronics and programming.” It looks really cool.

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Two Bit Circus begins Kickstarter for Oomiyu kit to inspire young inventors

Two Bit Circus has launched a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for its Oomiyu, a Maker kit that combines art with science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education to inspire creativity in young inventors.

The project is the latest creative tech from the Los Angeles company started by Brent Bushnell, the son of famous Atari cofounder Nolan Bushnell. The kit focuses on art as a key entry point to STEM, especially for girls.

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Two Bit Circus begins Kickstarter for Oomiyu kit to inspire young inventors

Two Bit Circus has launched a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for its Oomiyu, a Maker kit that combines art with science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education to inspire creativity in young inventors.

The project is the latest creative tech from the Los Angeles company started by Brent Bushnell, the son of famous Atari cofounder Nolan Bushnell. The kit focuses on art as a key entry point to STEM, especially for girls.

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New Survey Explores Gender Gap in STEAM Education and Extracurricular Activities for Kids

Two Bit Circus, an engineering entertainment company, today released a new survey report highlighting the gender gap in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math)-based activities for children, revealing art as the key entry point to STEM, especially for girls.

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The circus is coming to town — the Two Bit Circus that is.

And today the think tank troupe of self-described artisanal engineers is launching a Kickstarter campaign to produce the STEAM Carnival. This isn’t bearded ladies and strong men carnival fare. This is a tech bent affair focused on hooking kids with the thrill of cool education. STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, art and math. Think educational entertainment. The makers behind this circus maximus want to inspire the youth to pursue careers in the sci-tech world. It’s like a World’s Fair for the iPhone set. [read full article]

It’s a Sideshow! It’s Scientific! It’s STEAM Carnival!

Two entrepreneurs hope to teach kids about science and technology via a traveling attraction that’s both new-wave and old-timey.

Not every session at the D11 conference involves one or more tech or media executives in conversation with Kara Swisher and/or Walt Mossberg. The first segment this afternoon was a sneak peak at STEAM Carnival, a Kickstarter project which aims to bring a new-age traveling interactive event to major cities, beginning with Los Angeles and San Francisco in early 2014. And as you can see from the photo above, its creators brought part of the carnival with them. [read full article]

Science- And Tech-Focused ‘STEAM Carnival’Hits Its Kickstarter Goal

Looks like Kickstarter can add “reimagined” carnivals with “robots, fire, and lasers” to the list of things that its users have crowdfunded. Earlier today, an event called the STEAM Carnival, put together by a company called Two Bit Circus, reached its $100,000 Kickstarter goal. The initials are a twist on STEM, which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math — the A adds “art” to the equation. [read full article]

Steam Carnival Is One Big Traveling Nerd Circus.

Here’s Why You Should Go

We’ve heard a lot about STEM education lately. But what about STEAM education? The creators of a think tank called Two Bit Circus are convinced that “Arts” is what’s missing from STEM to make it fun and entertaining. So they’ve decided to marry the two in a big-top way: By launching a wacky carnival that includes gadgets and games you might expect to see at a science fair. [read full article]

STEAM carnival mixes the digital with the physical

The All Things D conference that is taking place here is known for attracting the biggest luminaries in tech, from Apple CEO Tim Cook to Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg. But I’d venture to say that none of the people invited to appear on stage needed clearance from the fire department ahead of time. That is until the fellows from a startup called STEAM Carnival turned up. [read full article]

Two Bit Circus, a Startup That’s Bringing the Carnival Midway Game Into the 21st Century

If it weren’t for all the life-sized board games, disassembled robot parts and electronic contraptions curiously sprawled in every corner of Two Bit Circus’ Lincoln Heights headquarters, you might mistake it for the kind of trendy new tech startup that dots the Silicon Valley coast. Its staff of 30 inventors, engineers and designers, all in their 20s and 30s, sit at desks across a loftlike space. [read full article]

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