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Makerspace. Makerspace. 5 Best 3D Printers - Dec. 2015 - BestReviews. The FlashForge Creator Pro's variable speed (up to 100 mm/s) makes it among the fastest in its class.

5 Best 3D Printers - Dec. 2015 - BestReviews

Each of our finalists deserves its place in this review, but the best 3D printer is, without doubt, the FlashForge Creator Pro. 3D Printing - 3D printing can add a new dimension to the classroom (pun intended).

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While the technology is not yet "mature", you are now seeing 3D printers in office supply stores & Fry's Electronics. It's time to start looking at how this new medium can enhance your students engagement and understanding. Choosing a 3D Printer for the Classroom Clarence Fisher starts by first asking why? Pedagogy and opportunity are the first questions to answer -- you need a solid plan before buying equipment. How 3D Printing Works Dr. The three basic 3D-printing processes Bart Van der Scheuren, of the Belgian 3D printing company Materialise, does a good job of explaining how the three main 3D printing technologies work.

LittleBits Tips & Tricks: The Sound Trigger Bit. June 26, 2013 AT 9:10 am This is the first in an on-going series of posts about littleBits.

littleBits Tips & Tricks: The Sound Trigger Bit

We encourage you to use the Tips & Tricks to enhance your Bit projects. littlebits is available in the Adafruit store – Starter Kit, Extended Kit and Teaser kit. As you might have guessed, the sound trigger Bit responds to sound. That means, you can activate your circuit without even touching it. When you make a noise, the sound trigger sends an ON signal to the Bits that follow it. Get started with your sound trigger Bit by building a simple circuit. The Sound trigger responds to all sorts of sounds. You can adjust the sound trigger to respond to different ranges of sound. Cheap flying Lego quadcopter - English. 10 Breadboard Projects For Beginners. Use of arduino in this instructable is prohibited :D Breadboard is a great way to construct electronic projects easily and in less time without the need of soldering.

10 Breadboard Projects For Beginners

A problem that is faced by beginners in the field of electronics is that they cannot solder the components neatly on printed circuit boards. One bad solder joint can lead to the project not working. When the project does not work, they eventually loose their confidence and cease to continue making projects. Before attempting another project, they have to think twice. This instructable gives a walkthrough of ten projects that can be made easily on a standard size breadboard thus solving the problem of hobbyists.

It feels good sometimes to make something apart from arduino, microcontrollers and explore the world of digital and analog circuits. Clap Switch (Simple, illustrated, you can build it) Makerspace. 3D printing. EDUT 522 resources. Marble_machines.pdf. School Makerspaces: Building the Buzz. Want Cardboard? Here’s how to make (or buy) Google’s DIY VR headset at home. Clear off a space on your work desk.

Want Cardboard? Here’s how to make (or buy) Google’s DIY VR headset at home

It's time to get all MacGyver with Google Cardboard. Google gave developers who attended I/O a cardboard do-it-yourself kit that turns into a virtual headset. The company said it wanted everyone to experience virtual reality in a "simple, fun, and inexpensive way" - even though not everyone was lucky enough to attend the annual conference in sunny California. Starting a School Makerspace from Scratch. With the National Week of Making behind us, you might be ready to start a makerspace in your school -- but not know where to start.

Starting a School Makerspace from Scratch

Will purchasing a costly 3D printer and the latest robotics kit ensure learning and maker success? Edutopia. While many teachers are excited about the maker movement and may even be creating projects for their classrooms, assessment can be puzzling even to veteran classroom teachers.


How can teachers prove that deep, rich learning is occurring through making? How do we justify a grade to students and parents alike, especially to the student who "just isn’t good at art"? By crafting a three-part rubric that assesses process, understanding, and product, teachers can rest assured that they are covering all the bases. Part 1: Process The process of making in the classroom needs to be incorporated in the final grade. Photo credit: Lisa Yokana. - Maker Space In Education Series: 20 Reasons Your Students Should Be Making. 1 Comment August 4, 2014 By: Michael Gorman Aug 3 Written by: 8/3/2014 5:30 PM ShareThis It’s still summer time in the States and I couldn’t help but think of the idea of play, and that of course made me think of Maker Space.

- Maker Space In Education Series: 20 Reasons Your Students Should Be Making


"Making" as Meaningful Professional Development. When was the last time you attended a conference or professional development opportunity and spent the entire time learning?

"Making" as Meaningful Professional Development

Maybe your answer to that question is “never” but after attending Constructing Modern Knowledge (CMK) this past week, I can thankfully say, “a few days ago!” CMK is truly a meaningful professional development experience and one where experience (through making) is the key word. Making is at the core of the entire week and instead of running from session to session or listening to long panels, the majority of our time was spent creating, exploring, failing, trying again, and sharing.