I have been into electronics and programming ever since I was a teenager, and classically dropped out of college because I couldn’t wait to get into all that cool stuff. Some of my first jobs involved integrated-circuit design and designing large and complex minicomputer boards. As a self-taught engineer, I have had plenty of time to reflect on what constitutes education, formal and not formal. I have embraced the recent trend of education through stimulating activity, particularly using robots and age-appropriate programming languages, such as Scratch and Blockly.

Chris Hakim, Lil’Bot creator

My favorite education quotes

One could get a first-class education from a shelf of books five feet long. — C. W. Eliot

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. — W. B. Yeats