One of the main purposes of Wayne and Layne is to promote and encourage education in science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM).
Our products and resources have been used in numerous classrooms, camps, and workshops.
We've worked with schools and universities and we can work with you to make your class or workshop awesome.
Depending upon timescale and budget, we can help you craft a great, one-of-a-kind experience. We can add custom words and art on our PCBs, change colors, preload with special messages...
For example, we were brainstorming with a group running a spy-themed summer camp session, and we talked about putting a "secret password" in our Blinky POV kit that would let the girls get into the next session through a website. How cool!
We offer educational discounts. Contact us for more information, but essentially, we offer a 20% discount on any orders of $50 or more. Educators at the K-12 or higher level, or even a library or museum is eligible. The account should have billing/shipping addresses affiliated with the institute.
We've been invited into the classroom to present on topics like innovation, creativity, engineering, and intellectual property. Our availability is limited, but if you're an educator in the Minneapolis / St. Paul area and want to hear from an engineer who founded a small company to think of cool things, and create them, let us know.
To learn more, contact us! The more details you can provide, the better we can help you.
From day one, we've set out to show people the hows and the whys behind our products. Not only do we explain how our kits work in easy-to-understand language, we also explain some of the trade-offs and decisions involved in making our kits. We supplement our explanations with clear diagrams.
Our kits have been used to teach electronics and programming in a variety of environments, from elementary school to university.
Through our kits and our documentation, we try to make learning accessible and entertaining.
Our documentation, including diagrams, are released under a Creative-Commons Share-alike, Attribution license. This means anyone can use our documentation tutorials without needing permission or having to contact us, as long as you credit the parts you use as coming from us. We love hearing educators using and sharing our documentation with their students. Feel free to contact us with questions.
If you create curriculum or learning materials based on our stuff, we'd love to highlight it. Let us know!