About KitHub – Project-based STEAM Learning - KitHub

About KitHub – Project-based STEAM Learning

KitHub Vision

People of all ages and skill levels can pursue their interests in science, technology, and the environment.

KitHub Mission

Develop hands-on programs for kids and adults that build confidence, skills, and knowledge in STEAM subjects and the ability to understand environmental issues in their community.

Background

KitHub was founded in 2014. After founding the nonprofit organizations Los Angeles Makerspace and DIY Girls respectively, founders Tara and Luz were asked by parents and educators to offer the project-based learning activities in kit format. Since then environmental projects have been added to the product offerings and we continue to listen to our customers' interests and needs when developing new programs.

STEAM Education Programs

KitHub provides STEAM education programs that deliver innovative and accessible science and technology kits for kids to work on at home, in the classroom or anywhere in between. KitHub provides fun and stimulating ways to delve into activities that spark curiosity and promote creating, experimenting and designing so kids can build 21st century literacy and skills.

Environmental Monitoring Kits

Our reliable and scientific-grade environmental monitoring kits are designed to be used by citizens, researchers, educators, uranium miners, nuclear protection agencies and first responders to collect, analyze and share environmental data. 

About KitHub - Tara with students who made interactive superhero cuffs

Tara with students who made interactive superhero cuffs.

Tara Tiger Brown, Founder

Tara Tiger Brown

You may have attempted to put together a hard-to-assemble electronics or robotics kit that left you with a bad impression. Maybe you gave up and chucked the parts back into their box never to be seen again.

Perhaps you are a parent or educator that really wants to introduce science, technology or coding to your kids but have no idea where to start.

That was me too.

I learned a lot about electronics, engineering and coding by designing and making things as part of a community of makers.  I quickly realized how fortunate I was to have experienced mentors to help me when I had questions. When Luz Rivas and I started in KitHub in November 2014, we did it knowing that there are people that want a mentor in STEAM subjects but don't have anyone that they can turn to.

KitHub exists because we want educators, kids, moms, dads, grandmas -- anyone that is curious enough -- to have that same sense of empowerment and autonomy that you develop from being part of a community of makers. We want to help you gain the confidence you need to design a robot, build a device to collect important environmental data, or design your own creative electronics project, and have a lot of fun while doing it.

Even with great instructions, everyone needs help from time to time. You can count on us to be patient and understanding when you have a question.

-Tara

Check Out Our Kits

Now that you know a little bit about KitHub, why not give our kits a try