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Mycroft: An Open Source Artificial Intelligence For Everyone by Joshua Montgomery —Kickstarter. - Wonderwhizkids. 7 STEM Apps for Students. Like everything else, technology has transformed education.

7 STEM Apps for Students

Students’ backpacks don’t just include pencils and notebooks anymore, but also chromebooks and tablets. Although some parents may argue those gadgets are distracting them from their studies, there is no denying that technology is also enabling greater learning for kids of all ages. There are hundreds of apps available on iPhones and Android devices that are making science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fun for kids. Although apps can’t replace traditional teaching methods, they represent the kind of self-paced learning that’s guided by technology. By enabling interactive learning, apps can spark an interest in students for STEM-related careers at an early age.

Here are seven mobile apps that are enabling STEM education. Using Simple Machines children can learn how machines work. Simple Machines Tinkercad Created by a former Google engineer, the 3D design app Tinkercad helps create and print 3D models. Blokify Scratch Jr. Composites: SpaceShipOne. SpaceShipOne SpaceShipOne is a three-place, high-altitude research rocket, designed for sub-orbital flights to 100 km altitude.

Composites: SpaceShipOne

The unique configuration allows aircraft-like qualities for boost, glide, and landing. The ship converts (via pneumatic-actuated feather) to a stable, high-drag shape for atmospheric entry. This “care-free” configuration allows a “hands-off” re-entry and greatly reduces aero/thermal loads. Digital Designer You CAN NO longer order your models. The original Design byMe vision was for a unique customization service, where consumers could design whatever they imagined on their computer, and buy the real model in their own LEGO box.

Digital Designer You CAN NO longer order your models

Design byMe attracted several million people each year to build a huge range of amazing creations using the LEGO Digital Designer (LDD) software. Despite this success, the overall Design byMe experience has struggled to live up to the quality standards for a LEGO service. As a result, the LEGO® Design byME service was closed in January 2012. Where did my models go? You can still design what you want with LEGO Digital Designer and upload models into a public gallery on the new LEGO Digital Designer website. What about other Custom products? This is not the end of customization for the LEGO Group, but a revision. DNA origami. Overview[edit] The idea of using DNA as a construction material was first introduced in the early 1980s by Nadrian Seeman.[4] The current method of DNA origami was developed by Paul Rothemund at the California Institute of Technology, the process involves the folding of a long single strand of viral DNA aided by multiple smaller "staple" strands.[5] These shorter strands bind the longer in various places, resulting in various shapes, including a smiley face and a coarse map of China and the Americas, along with many three-dimensional structures such as cubes.[6] To produce a desired shape, images are drawn with a raster fill of a single long DNA molecule.

DNA origami

This design is then fed into a computer program that calculates the placement of individual staple strands. Each staple binds to a specific region of the DNA template, and thus due to Watson-Crick base pairing, the necessary sequences of all staple strands are known and displayed. The DNA is mixed, then heated and cooled. 18 Resources to Find a Manufacturer for Your Product. Back in the day, when it was time to find a manufacturer for your product, finding the information and contacts you needed was a challenge.

18 Resources to Find a Manufacturer for Your Product

Nowadays, in our interconnected online world, there’s a wealth of information available. You just need to know where to look. To help you get a jump-start on your search, we’ve gathered the best online resources for you to find a manufacturer for your product. Before you start making phone calls however, you should take the time to do the preliminary work needed to answer the questions prospective manufacturers are going to ask. This work includes: designing your product, building a prototype to shake out all the kinks and prove your product works as designed, and protecting your idea by getting the patent process underway. Ready? Online Resources for Designing Your Product The first step is to design your product. Enter the industrial designers. Use these online resources to find the industrial designer who’s right for you:

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