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Children should be able to do their own experimenting and their own research. Teachers, of course, can guide them by providing appropriate materials, but the essential thing is that in order for a child to understand something, (they) must construct it (themselves), (they) must re-invent it. Every time we teach a child something, we keep (them) from inventing it (themselves). On the other hand that which we allow (them) to discover by (themselves) will remain with (them) visibly...
— Jean Piaget

We at Nerdy Derby Inc. like to frame learning experiences that's fun and engaging, structured challenges with no-rules to foster personal creative explorations. We want each participant to make of it their own and learn in a way that is applicable and scalable on a broader spectrum of things. Here are some activities and creative challenges we've shared with our communities. 


Hands-on Building, 'fastest cars' wins or 'slowest car to make it to the finish line' wins.

Musical Challenge, design your own melody.

Robotic Cars, seeing code interact with the world.

Animated GIF Machine, we like to play with technology.

Playing with animatronic cars, frog.

Playing with animatronic cars, elephant.

New Learning Times documented us! Click on the image, it'll link to the 'Seen In NY' video, or the link https://vialogues.com/vialogues/play/20769/

New Learning Times documented us! Click on the image, it'll link to the 'Seen In NY' video, or the link https://vialogues.com/vialogues/play/20769/

With 2 start gates and electronic measurement sensors participants are asked to build a car that can be adjustable in weight and performance. 

Bridge Challenge, design the infrastructure to carry your car across.