Brent Bushnell


Could This Reimagined Traveling Carnival Get Kids Hooked on Science?

When you say the word "engineering," to kids, their eyes glaze over, but when you say "lasers, robots and fire" kids get interested.


When we were kids my brother Tyler and I played A LOT of video games. Our dad was in the game business and would bring home all the latest consoles and accessories. It wasn’t long before playing wasn’t enough and we decided to start building our own games. We drew levels on 8.5 x 11-inch sheets of paper and arranged them end-to-end, snaking all over our bedroom. When we ran out of space we wallpapered the entire garage.

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