Team: Eugene Korsunskiy, Jason Chua, Aaron Peck, Kathayoon Khalil, Prat Ganapathy, Diane Lee

SparkTruck wants to bring back the "hands-on" learning approach. Its crew is currently traveling cross-country in a truck filled with a Makerbot 3-D printer, laser cutters and other gadgets that invite experimentation.

"If we can get kids to be people who can think they make anything, we can make them think they can do anything," says co-creator Eugene Korsunskiy.

The project launched on Kickstarter and raised more than $30,000 for what the team calls "the educational build-mobile." The van -- which the founders view as a rolling prototype for developing an affordable gadget lab -- is currently traveling cross-country and blogging about the journey at

By Laurie Segall @CNNMoneyTech - Last updated July 06 2012: 10:14 AM ET
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