Inspire a love for learning

The Maker movement is all about invention and reinvention and we’ve been busy reinventing at Gadget Lab.  Our camps have been reconfigured to make the most online learning tools while  limiting screen time.  

We’ve added more art focused workshops that allow for self expression and creative time away from the computer.  Please check out our summer camps here and watch for future adult fundraiser/workshops.

Gadget Lab is a place for kids and adults to learn with and teach each other about hardware, software, gadgets and the world around us. We approach the world using scientific inquiry, asking key questions like, “How does that work?” and “What’s going on in there?” We build things, we take things apart and we aim to create a culture where we create and upload instead of just consuming and downloading.  If you’d like to receive news about Gadget Lab you can sign up for our email list at the bottom of this page.

Gadget Lab is located in Silver Spring at 9200 Bradford Rd., Silver Spring, MD 20901.


I could not have been happier with GadgetLab. My 8 year old son was excited to go to each session and came back happy and thoroughly engaged with each new project they made. A+

Wendy Spillane, Gadget Lab Parent

This class is the best class to take for someone into technology. It was so helpful for everything I want to learn. It has just been an amazing experience.

Adrian B., Gadget Lab Student

My son was able to develop his tech skills in a supportive and encouraging hands-on environment. And Karen Giacopuzzi has a tremendous ability to reach and instruct kids of all ages.

Erin Higgins, Gadget Lab Parent

My 11 year old daughter had a great experience in the Code Heads class. Karen is a great instructor; I highly recommend her classes and camps!

Debra Levy, Gadget Lab Parent

My 12-year-old daughter has been working with Karen for almost a year and my 8-year-old daughter for a little less than that. Both have developed many new skills - from soldering to electrical wiring - and a great deal of confidence.

Cait James, Gadget Lab Parent

She is very nice and very interesting and you learn a lot!"

Bryce S., Gadget Lab Student