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Gpiozeroruler. Creative electronic tools - Bare ConductiveBare Conductive. Pi-top. About. Code Club is a nationwide network of free volunteer-led after school coding clubs for children aged 9-11.

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We create projects for our volunteers to teach at after school coding clubs or at non-school venues such as libraries. The projects we make teach children how to program by showing them how to make computer games, animations and websites. Our volunteers go to their local club for an hour a week and teach one project a week. Each term the students will progress and learn more whilst at the same time using their imaginations and making creative projects. Terms 1 & 2 use Scratch to teach the basics of programming. BBC micro:bit : Teachers and Parents. Why competing in the skills Olympics could boost UK growth - BBC News. Vuvuzelas, samba dancing, flags and a whole lot of feel good factor - a huge party has been taking place in Brazil but for once its not to mark a sporting event.

Why competing in the skills Olympics could boost UK growth - BBC News

Instead 1,200 young people from around the globe gathered to compete for medals in the World Skills competition. Limbering up for the UK was Robert Johnson, in the Plastering and Drywall category. He left school at 16 to work for his dad's plastering company in Middlesbrough. "I've been practising three or four days a week as well as helping my dad keep the family business going," says Robert, who has six years plastering experience. Alongside building skills, under 25 year olds are displaying their talents in trades as diverse as landscape gardening, plumbing, electronics, carpentry, graphic design, robotics, baking and beauty therapy.

As at any championship team morale is vital. 100kGarages - Where projects are made by digital fabricators (fabbers) working with 2-D or 3-D digital fabrication tools - Gallery of Projects. Antex.co. Dream big, build bigger. Stratasys. Introduction to 3D Printing: From Design to Fabrication Download the full curriculum guide for grading tools and more detailed information on each unit below.

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The curriculum guide contains all unit guides listed below. Unit 1: Course Introduction Welcome students to the course and introduce the syllabus, course structure and major assignments. This week’s lectures highlight the major technology shifts in human history that have set the stage for 3D printing. Unit 2: Introduction to 3D Printing The special advantages of 3D printing are illuminated by a comparison to other technologies, both ancient and modern. Unit 3: What is a Mesh? Students learn the fundamentals of preparing CAD files for 3D printing. Unit 4: Ctrl + P A review of geometry terms conveys the concept of a 3D mesh, and students learn about the process of converting 3D CAD files into machine movements. Unit 5: Closed Gear Systems Part I Students will discover the advantages of 3D printing for interlocking parts. Extra Units. Force Feedback / Haptics. Creative Pioneers competition for internships and work in creative industries. Products « Technology Will Save Us – Gadgets you can build at home.

This large-scale building kit helps kids learn about engineering, architecture, and design through play. The Rigamajig is a 263-piece large-scale building kit for children, which comes with no instructions or directions, but instead encourages kids to follow their own curiosity to learn about engineering, design, architecture, art, and science, through playing.

This large-scale building kit helps kids learn about engineering, architecture, and design through play

Sometimes kids learn best through free play, curiosity, and collaboration, and their imaginations can be sparked by just giving them the materials and free reign to create whatever they want. Things to do with stuff. Studio  "I picked this set up at B&N.

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It's worth the purchase for any fan of architecture or design. The massive book that comes with it is not an instruction book, but rather an introduction to architectural thought and design. It's concepts make the set worth the purchase alone. There is a good variety of pieces, but omissions such as antennas and cones and other like pieces is baffling; as is the inclusion of images on the box that, while impressive, require a disclaimer that says you can't build the LEGO structures shown with the pieces inside. The other odd omission is a piece separator. The other odd thing is the interior packing. Studio  3D Printed Robotics for Everyone.

Demand Energy Equality - home. Bringing 3D printing to British & Irish Schools. Home. Fab Academy. Design*Make*Play. For ideas, research and inspiration… kid*spark is focused on the design,research, and development Maker/STEaM education systems for classrooms and community groups.

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Our goals are to: Find and connect the people involved in Maker/STEaM educationEstablish clear, easy-to-understand curriculum and ways to talk about the principles behind Maker and STEaM educationDevelop new curriculum and tools for scoffolded, progressive learning systems that teach kids to be makers of things. The 7 Basic Literacies of Maker EducationOpen Source Curriculum ProjectRokenbok Rover Kid*spark is now the steward of several initiatives begun by the Rokenbok Education Foundation.

The Center for Social and Academic Advancement & UCSD In 2009, UCSD’s Professor Olga Vásquez began conducting research on Rokenbok construction toys with children from underrepresented communities. In collaboration with the Rokenbok Educational Foundation, Dr. Download the full report here. Ocean Discovery Institute.