Construct a Giant LED Video Screen.
3D Printing. Makey Makey. Robots. Drones. How To Make A Light Up Shoebox Theater. Papercraft Automata Race Game littleBits Circuit. Gather the following modules: 4 Wire (w1)1 Fork (w7)2 Button (i3)1 Sound Trigger (i20)1 Power (p1)1 Arduino (w6) On the Fork module, connect the Wire Out end to the first branch and the Wire In to a Button (i3) module Do the same thing on the second branch and connect a second wire to the remaining button.
On the last branch, connect the Sound Trigger (i20) module. For Teachers. Instructables supports teachers and students by providing free Premium Memberships and awesome project ideas for your classroom.
For Students A premium membership means access to all of our classes. Learn everything that Instructables has to offer with classes ranging from electronics to pasta making to leatherworking. Making Matters! How the Maker Movement Is Transforming Education. By Sylvia Libow Martinez and Gary S.
Stager The Maker Movement, a technological and creative learning revolution underway around the globe, has exciting and vast implications for the world of education. New tools and technology, such as 3D printing, robotics, microprocessors, wearable computing, e-textiles, “smart” materials, and programming languages are being invented at an unprecedented pace. The Maker Movement creates affordable or even free versions of these inventions, while sharing tools and ideas online to create a vibrant, collaborative community of global problem-solvers.
How to build a ping-pong ball display. If you’ve been lusting after your own glowing display we’re here to help by sharing some simple building techniques that will result in an interesting project like the one you see above.
8 things every teacher can do to create an innovative classroom. Innovation can’t be tested or graded — but it can be built up Innovation is a trait that I desperately want to instill in my students, and many teachers I talk to seem to share that goal.
In the current climate of high stakes testing, state standards, and prescribed learning outcomes, it can be incredibly difficult to foster an atmosphere of innovation and creativity that inspires students. But rest assured, it is possible. Here, I outline eight basic principles for the “Innovative Classroom,” around which I designed a middle school course called Physical Computing. Some of the projects and tools are specific to that course, but I think the fundamental ideas could be applied to almost any course at any level. ISTE 2015. Intel Innovation Toolbox. 18009_IntelEdu_Guide2Making_FA_LR_singles.pdf. Get creative with Electronics - Bare ConductiveBare Conductive. Hummingbird Robotics Kit.
Design Your Own Cardboard Pinball Machine. The Tinkering Studio. PROJECTS. Sew Electric Sew Electric is a book of hands-on LilyPad Arduino tutorials that bring together craft, electronics, and programming.
Tinkering Studio Project Ideas. RadioShack. Project Ideas from MAKE. 3D Printed GoPro Cannon Cam. The original Cannon Cam shell was one of the first custom 3D projects I made when I started working at Make Labs.
Due to the design constraints of the Thing-O-Matic 3D printer, the idea was doomed from the start, but I printed it out anyway. (It looked cool and I was excited about 3D printing.) It sat on my workbench for 3 years, until my editor noticed it during a brainstorm session for new 3D-printed projects. I told him it would probably wobble in flight and shatter on the first crash landing. Instructables.com. TRS Drawbot. Once you get the hang of using TRS Drawbot, experiment with the different effects you can create by changing pens, substituting in other marking tools like pencils or crayons, working on different types of paper, adjusting the hardware, and tweaking the WAVE synthesizer parameters.
Pens that "bleed" into the paper can create interesting effects at slower drawing speeds. Marble Machines. Multiple paths are possible and encouraged!
Catching marbles at precise points in the path becomes a great challenge Getting a marble out of a stuck position might require a little ingenuity… Discussing possible solutions and approach is part of the collaborative nature of tinkering. Circuit Boards. The first success is often figuring out how to make a simple lightbulb turn on.
A simple circuit: a power source, a switch, and a lightbulb. Makercamp.com. Home - www.TeachEngineering.org. Circuit Scribe - Draw Electrical Circuits Instantly. The Tinkering Studio. 100 Ways to Make Maker Faire Year-Round. Maker Faire is happening all around the world and all through the year. For those of us who plan our year around Maker Faire Bay Area, however, we’re two weeks into 52 weeks of Maker Faire withdrawal. For ourselves and all of you, we’ve put together a small poster with 100 ways to make it through these 365 days, and to keep on making year-round.
These 100 things will keep you making until your next trip to any Maker Faire near you no matter where you live. Here’s a starter list of fun projects you can do to make every day a Maker day. Print out the PDF of “100+ Ways You Can Make It to Next Year’s Maker Faire”, and add your own ideas for fun, family-friendly projects in the comments section below! Circuit Stickers. What are Circuit Stickers? Circuit Stickers are electronic stickers that you can use to build glowing, sensing, and interactive projects without any complicated equipment or programming skills.
All you need is your imagination. Building circuits with them is fun and easy – just stick them onto a surface like you would with a normal sticker, and build up a circuit by sticking several stickers together and adding a battery. Makers. WNET is a proud partner of the Maker Party, an initiative hosted by Mozilla, the MacArthur Foundation, and the National Writing Project in which people around the world meet up, learn to make things, and share what they've made online.
This collection is designed to support the Maker Party by providing a one-stop shop of STEM and digital making resources that focus on the problem, technology, or process behind object creation. Teachers can use the collection, which is categorized into design, how to (DIY), arts and crafts, robotics, and engineering subtopics, in conjunction with hands-on activities to further this initiative. Like the Maker Party, this collection is designed to encourage hands-on engagement in science, technology, engineering, math, and the arts. Squishy Circuits - How To. Cardboard_Automata.pdf. Cardboard Construction and Activities. Blinkybug (Maker Faire version) Scribbling Machines. Some of the many uses of strawberry baskets: structural support for scribbling machines! An offset weight on a motor, a power source, a supporting structure, and a writing implement: the prototypical scribbling machine.
Scribbling_Machines. Wind Tubes. Wind_Tubes. LED Throwies. LED throwies consist of only a few inexpensive parts and can be made for ~$1.00 per Throwie. You can reference the parts list below or download the attached spreadsheet for more info on parts, part's numbers, vendors and application notes. Part: 10mm Diffused LED Vendor: HB Electronic Components Average cost: $0.20 avg per LED Notes: Cost reductions for larger quantities.
Comes in red, blue, amber, white in both diffused and clear. Light Graffiti Cans from Shampoo Bottles. Jonathan M Projects / Briefcase Boombox. I wanted to make a personal soundsystem to be able to walk around with. Slixtar. Computer Printer Salvage. It’s easy to build up a “junk box” of items you can use to build projects seen in MAKE — or just about anything you can imagine. Cardboard_Automata.pdf. About Bristlebots. Paper circuits w/ copper tape. You can quickly create circuits on paper using copper tape, clear tape, and some simple electronics. The image above is from a workshop Jie taught at the Exploratorium museum. Components (available from Digi-Key): Other tools & materials: Paper Circuits. A more intricate project: a light-up model of the Bay Bridge. Squishy Circuits - Making Conductive Dough. Metric measurements can be found here.
Virtual Handout. A cardboard arcade made by a 9-year-old boy.