Young Woman Uses Defunct “Flappy Bird” to Teach Engineering
In 2013, Apple made the shocking announcement that Flappy Bird would be taken off the App Store. Devastated fan Fawn Qiu made a real version of Flappy Bird that nobody could take it away.
Since 2013, she’s used that game and similar projects to teach countless students and communities the benefits of engineering.
Qiu designs engineering projects for middle and high school students. She takes inspiration from problems in her daily life to create new projects. She also uses her own skills to solve problems for herself.
Qiu said she was addicted to playing Flappy Bird, the viral app from 2013.