Create a 3D model of yourself and print it out on the 3D printer!
Can you build the fastest roller coaster in FUSE?
Design and print unique cookie cutters, make awesome cookies, and then eat them.
Design to Fly
Design a custom controller for a flight simulator.
Design your dream home in 3D.
Dream Home 2: Gut Rehab
Become a next level architect! Re-design a family home or renovate a teen center.
Style your clothing and accessories so that they light up when you wear them.
Design your own glasses and print them out!
Use video game design tools to help your hero beat the game!
Get in the Game
Create custom controllers that make online games more fun.
How to Train Your Robot
Train a Sparki robot to walk, bark, draw, and fetch treats!
Design your own jewelry and print it out in 3D. Create custom necklaces and earrings!
Just Bead It!
Create gel beads using the same cutting-edge techniques scientists use to grow human cells.
Design and 3D print a keychain with your name or custom message!
LED Color Lights
In this challenge, combine and control light from three LEDs to produce a rainbow of different colors.
Create a laser beam security system to protect a valuable "treasure" and challenge your friends to break in!
Program your personal message to fill the Jumbotron!
Use 3D animation software to bring a CGI figure to life! Customize their colors, give them expressions, and make them dance!
Build an amp for your phone, mp3 player, or computer!
Design a light display that blinks and fades in a custom pattern.
Print My Ride
Design your own model car and then print it out in 3D complete with rolling wheels.
Produce your own music with professional audio mixing software.
Make stickers from drawings and photos.
Bring a castle into the 21st century by adding intruder alerts, remote control doors and more.
Master the racetrack by getting your solar powered car through tunnels, distance tests, and more!
Challenge your friends to build the tallest tower!
VR Escape Room
Design your own virtual reality escape room.
Harness the power of the wind to lift weights, make electricity, and turn on lights!
What is a Challenge?
At the heart of FUSE are our challenges.
Each challenge is a carefully designed educational activity composed of levels of increasing difficulty. Each challenge is based in a STEAM topic and designed to appeal to students’ personal, non-STEAM interests. The leveled structure of our challenges allow for personalized learning: the early levels hook students and provide early success, while more advanced tasks in later levels build confidence and ability.
MADE UP OF LEVELS
Each challenge is composed of levels of increasing difficulty.
BASED IN STEM TOPICS
Challenges cover areas like robotics, 3D design, energy, engineering, and more.
MAKE MEANINGFUL ARTIFACTS
Every challenge is built around making products students care about.
In the free-choice environment of FUSE. every activity has to be engaging at every step of the way to maintain student interest.
LEVERAGE YOUTH INTERESTS
Challenges are inspired by products and activities that students are interested in like game design, jewelry making, and fashion.