Build-It-Yourself features three ways for fledgling engineers and galaxy-defenders, ages 8 to 13, to hone their craft:

All are based on BIY's creative, kid-tested Missions, designed to put artistic and engineering fundamentals to use solving the universe's trickiest problems and foiling dastardly nogoodniks.

Whether designing Lego Superhero Robots, programming Scratch computer games or concocting swift and stealthy Flying Machines, BIY Missions are rigorous.

Builders must be able to focus on goals, work on teams, learn to keep a Power Point lab book, and have a desire to learn problem solving techniques, logical programming and presentation skills.

Top-notch Builders from 9th to Twelfth Grade may also be invited to join our Art and Technology Advanced Builder Program, a year-round opportunity to learn with our development team - primarily MIT and Cornell engineering students and Mass Art design students.