A Garage of Their Own: Brooklyn Robot Foundry’s Jenny Young Gives NYC Kids Space to Build

A Garage of Their Own: Brooklyn Robot Foundry’s Jenny Young Gives NYC Kids Space to Build

An airplane pilot, a graduate of Purdue University’s mechanical engineering program and now, owner of Brooklyn Robot Foundry—one of the borough’s hippest destinations for the under-12 set—Jenny Young is no stranger to cross-eyed looks from a certain stripe of “traditionalist” who thinks that science is better performed by boys and men. 

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Crafty Kids: How to Make Recycled Mix-and-Match Magnetic Robots

Crafty Kids: How to Make Recycled Mix-and-Match Magnetic Robots

Wherever you live, winter lingers. The days are still short, the nights are long, and weekends…well, with the whole family stuck together in the house, they can seem almost endless. To help you wile away the indoor hours, we asked Asia Citro, founder of the blog Fun at Home with Kids, to share this great craft that will occupy your kids for hours and hours—if not days and weeks. It’s infinitely tweak-able so as soon as your preschool and elementary-age brood tires of one iteration, you can break the whole thing down and start again. Or set to work building a whole robot army!




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