Create a 3D model of your self 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.
Fade and Flash combinations of Red, Green, and Blue LED lights - program them to create a fantastic light display!
Design your dream home in 3D
Dream Home 2: Gut Rehab
Take on the role of an architect! Choose between redesigning a family home or renovating a teen center.
Customize your clothing and accessories so that they light up when you use 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
Design controllers for online games that make the game more fun and interactive!
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 unique earrings, bracelets, and more!
Jewelry Designer 2.0
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!
Create a laser beam security system to protect a valuable "treasure" and challenge your friends to break in!
LED Color Lights
In this challenge, combine and control light from three LEDs to produce a rainbow of different colors.
Fill up a screen with text, images, and animations!
Use 3D animation software to bring a CGI figure to life! Customize their colors, give them expressions, and make them dance!
Mobile App Designer
Customize an Android game with your own sounds, graphics, and effects and play it on a phone.
Build an amp for your phone, mp3 player, or computer!
Build a light display that blinks and fades in a pattern of your own design.
Print My Ride
Design your own model car and then print it out in 3D complete with rolling wheels.
Use music mixing software to create custom ringtones and musical tracks!
Robot Obstacle Course
Can you make a robot navigate through the sharp turns, bridges, and lava?
Make a sticker self-portrait!
Selfie Sticker 2.0
Make stickers from drawings and photos.
Upgrade a toy castle with clap on/off lighting, intruder alerts, and more!
Master the racetrack by getting your solar powered car through tunnels, distance tests, and more!
Solar Roller Showcase
Can you set the record for the fastest 60 inch dash with your Solar Roller car?
Can you break the record for the tallest tower?
Harness the power of the wind to lift weight, 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.