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20 Oct: Best Buy Doubles Down, Opens 4 Teen Tech Centers Nationwide

A 12-year-old aspiring inventor created a desk fan for his mom with parts from a broken PC and a cardboard box. Adding a single-throw switch, and wires for the circuit, the fan came alive. Beaming with pride, the boy started his own fan project with a completed prototype and has plans to design a custom enclosure using a 3D printer and a program called Tinkercad.

Believe it or not, he brainstormed and executed his fan project within the walls of the Best Buy Teen Tech Center in Minneapolis.

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18 May: Best Buy Teen Tech Center Squad Member Amanda Sullivan Earns National IT Honors

Even if Best Buy took over Frankenstein’s lab and meticulously manufactured the perfect Teen Tech Squad Member, Amanda Sullivan would still outshine said hypothetical creation.

Sullivan, 18, practices website coding in her free time, taught herself Adobe Flash in mere days, and oozes ambition.

The senior from Fridley, Minn., mastered 3D printing and now teaches other teens how to manufacture everything from iPhone cases to fake nails at the Best Buy Teen Tech Center at the Minneapolis Central Library.

Best Buy’s Teen Tech Centers – fitted with cutting-edge technology – help teens develop 21st century skills to prepare for future careers.