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BEST YOUTUBER TO LEARN HOW TO DO DIY PROJECTS. LEARN HOW TO DO YOUR OWN ROBOTS. Shiningcastle said: 2016-05-23 07:17:25 What was the most important thing you learned? This was my first robotics project, and I learned that I enjoy robotics! What problems did you encounter? ArtBot was a little hard to put together, and one of the pieces was fragile (we actually had to replace it). Can you suggest any improvements or ideas? No Overall, how would you rate the quality of this project? What is your enthusiasm for science after doing your project? Compared to a typical science class, please tell us how much you learned doing this project. MegandMom said: 2016-01-13 09:23:01 What was the most important thing you learned? What problems did you encounter? Can you suggest any improvements or ideas? What is your enthusiasm for science after doing your project? Compared to a typical science class, please tell us how much you learned doing this project.

Thescienceguy05 said: 2015-06-18 13:28:10 What was the most important thing you learned? What problems did you encounter? POST YOUR DESINGS AND SELL THEM!!!! TOP WEBSITES TO DOWNLOAD 3D MODELS FOR YOUR DESIGNS. 3D printers are going mainstream, as more consumers warm up to and adopt the idea of 3D printing. The Micro, for example, is a Kickstarter project for a 3D printer for consumers. It was funded in mere minutes. But you can’t start printing once you get your printer. You will need to get the materials and more importantly the blueprint to printout your product. If 3D modelling sounds difficult to you, fret not, the Web is filled with sites that offer users free 3D models to print on their printers free of charge.

In this post, we’ve compiled 25 websites that you can use to search and download free STL models for 3D printers. Recommended Reading: 10 Things You Need To Know Before Buying A 3D Printer Pinshape Pinshape is a next generation 3D printing community & marketplace for brands, designers and makers. [Visit page] Thingiverse Thingiverse is a website operated by MakerBot Industries, the creators of the popular Replicator series of 3D printers. [Visit page] YouMagine [Visit page] Cubify Bld3r. RESOURCES TO BE A MAKER MOVEMENT. The maker movement depends a lot on makers’ generosity with their ideas and skills, and the Internet puts much of those shared resources right at our fingertips.

These ideas can be the spark that ignites new ideas and innovative risks, inspiring kids to create. Here are six sites that will inspire kids with project ideas and teach them some of the basic skills that they can build upon. 1. Make: magazine Make: magazine brought the whole maker movement into the mainstream, and remains the major player. 2. Instructables features user-submitted instructions for all kinds of projects classified into categories: technology, workshop, living, food, play and outside.The projects and how-tos are mostly geared toward adults, but kids could help with some of the projects (and certainly enjoy using the creations — like light sabers made from plumbing materials or a quill-dipping pen). offers free video instruction and project challenges for kids to complete. 4. 5. 6. Bonus! MAKER IDEAS. ARE YOU A MAKER? HOW THE MAKER MOVEMENT IS CHANGING THE EDUCATION. 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. Fortunately for teachers, the Maker Movement overlaps with the natural inclinations of children and the power of learning by doing.

By embracing the lessons of the Maker Movement, educators can revamp the best student-centered teaching practices to engage learners of all ages. Three big game-changers of the Maker Movement should be on every school’s radar: WHAT IS THE MAKER MOVEMENT (video) MAKER CULTURE.

The maker culture is a contemporary culture or subculture representing a technology-based extension of DIY culture. Typical interests enjoyed by the maker culture include engineering-oriented pursuits such as electronics, robotics, 3-D printing, and the use of CNC tools, as well as more traditional activities such as metalworking, woodworking, and traditional arts and crafts. The subculture stresses new and unique applications of technologies, and encourages invention and prototyping.[1] There is a strong focus on using and learning practical skills and applying them creatively. Philosophical emphasis[edit] 'Maker culture' emphasizes learning-through-doing (constructivism) in a social environment.

Hackerspaces and Fab Labs[edit] Media[edit] Maker Faire[edit] Criticisms[edit] A number of criticisms have been levelled against the claim that maker culture offers an innovative model of learning. Everything old is new again[edit] Hobbyists have made custom things for a long time. See also[edit]