In an age of custom-fabricated, do-it-yourself product design and creation, the collective potential of a million garage tinkerers and enthusiasts is about to be unleashed, driving a resurgence of American manufacturing. A generation of "Makers" using the Web’s innovation model will help drive the next big wave in the global economy, as the new technologies of digital design and rapid prototyping gives everyone the power to invent - creating "the long tail of things".
Space Saving Furniture | Resource Furniture. Www.iteea.org/EbD/ebd.htm. The International Technology and Engineering Educators Association's STEM±Center for Teaching and Learning™ has developed the only standards-based national model for Grades K-12 that delivers technological literacy in a STEM context. The model, Engineering byDesign™ is built on the Common Core State Standards ( High School / Middle School), Next Generation Science Standards (K-12), Standards for Technological Literacy (ITEEA); Principles and Standards for School Mathematics (NCTM); and Project 2061, Benchmarks for Science Literacy (AAAS). Additionally, the Program K-12 has been mapped to the National Academy of Engineering's Grand Challenges for Engineering. Using constructivist's models, students participating in the program learn concepts and principles in an authentic, problem/project-based environment.
Through an integrative STEM environment, EbD™ uses all four content areas as well as English-Language Arts to help students understand the complexities of tomorrow. Mission Vision Goals. Us_tmt_ImpactOfTheMakerMovement_062514.pdf. Kickstarter. ...which is why we're bringing the most empowering creation technology to them! Toys such as Lincoln Logs, Tinker Toys, Legos, and K'nex have been at the center of children's playrooms for generations. But what about now? In a digital age, when technology skills are some of the most important a child can learn, is there a way to bridge the gap between the screen and the physical world?
Now there is. 3D printing is tailor-made for today's curious, tech-savvy kids. And that's why we've made Printeer. Unlike other 3D printers, using Printeer doesn't require advanced technical or engineering skills. For starters, you don't need to learn CAD (computer aided design) software, a professional-grade tool that is required to generate the 3D designs used by other 3D printers. Printeer design software is different in the following ways: It runs on iPad, a platform most kids are more comfortable with than a PC. No PC, no complex software, no fancy configuration settings. Full-time team members: MAKE | DIY projects, how-tos, and inspiration from geeks, makers, and hackers.
8 | Ikea Unveils New PS 2014 Collection, With Urban Cool Kids In Mind. Ikea already has the market cornered on young, broke city kids desperate for some decent furniture (just try attending a New York apartment party without knocking into a Billy bookshelf). But to be sure, the Swedish furniture behemoth announced a new collection today that’s even trendier and more adaptable than its usual products. The PS 2014 "On the Move" collection consists of 51 items, many of which perform double duty: a nightstand has a built-in lamp and a wraparound side that turns into a magazine rack; a coat rack has branch-like hooks for hanging up coats, hats, and purses; and a stacked shelving system with hooks could easily hold an entire kitchen's worth of eating utensils and cookware. The lookbook is styled to resemble the sort of creative mess young folks might aspire to have in their own sunny lofts.
Ikea also recruited Matali Crasset, the team at Rich Brilliant Willing, and a handful of other designers, to create pieces in the collection.
New TechShop Opens at ASU. Today marked the official grand opening of TechShop‘s latest member-based workshop location, in Chandler, Ariz.. The shop was created in partnership with Arizona State University’s Chandler Innovation Center, TechShop’s first academic partnership, and features over $1 million worth of machines, tools, and equipment. The location also has a series of grand opening events scheduled for tomorrow, January 18. From their press release: “ASU’s partnership with TechShop demonstrates our commitment to expanding entrepreneurship and innovation opportunities for our students and the community,” said Dr.
Michael M. MAKE community member and Maker Mom Julie Hudy was at the new location today and shared some thoughts with us: Today in Chandler, Ariz., has been proclaimed Maker Movement Day. Goli Mohammadi I’m senior editor at MAKE and have worked on MAKE magazine since the first issue. Contact me at goli (at) makermedia (dot) com. Related. Meet The People Who Want To Print A Home In A Day. On a cold, gray day in central London, Alastair Parvin is staring at a coffeepot, or what used to be one before he took it apart to clean it. The appliance lies strewn across an office table, a wreck of wet steel and springs. Parvin co-founded WikiHouse, an open-source construction system that could transform how people design and construct buildings. But rebuilding a percolator seems to have him stumped. After a few failed attempts, Parvin reconstructsthe machine, produces coffee, and shows me around the maker space he shares on one floor of a mid-20th-century skyscraper.
The 30-year-old Parvin, a member of the design collective 00 (pronounced zero zero), started WikiHouse with fellow architect Nick Ierodiaconou in 2011. “WikiHouse is an open production system,” Parvin says. As with ready-to-assemble furniture, the plans clearly match the cut pieces, so construction is straightforward. Meanwhile, the number of WikiHouse users is growing. We Are Makers. Paper for the Web | Padlet (Wallwisher) Libraries and Makerspaces: a match made in heaven. I wrote a guest editorial for the Raincoast Books site, in honour of Freedom to Read Week. It's called "Libraries, Hackspaces and E-waste: how libraries can be the hub of a young maker revolution," and it's about the role of libraries in the 21st century: Every discussion of libraries in the age of austerity always includes at least one blowhard who opines, "What do we need libraries for?
We've got the Internet now! " Facepalm. The problem is that Mr. Blowhard has confused a library with a book depository. Libraries, Hackspaces and E-waste: how libraries can be the hub of a young maker revolution.
Chris Anderson: The Makers Revolution. Chris Anderson’s book THE LONG TAIL chronicled how the Web revolutionized and democratized distribution. His new book MAKERS shows how the same thing is happening to manufacturing, with even wider consequences, and this time the leading revolutionaries are the young of the world. Anderson himself left his job as editor of Wired magazine to join a 22-year-old from Tijuana in running a typical Makers firm, 3D Robotics, which builds do-it-yourself drones. Web-based collaboration tools and small-batch technology such as cheap 3D printers, 3D scanners, laser cutters, and assembly robots, Anderson points out, are transforming manufacturing. Suddenly, large-scale manufacturers are competing not just with each other on multi-year cycles, they are competing with swarms of tiny competitors who can go from invention to innovation to market dominance in a few weeks.
Anybody can play; a great many already are; a great many more are coming. Desktop manufacturing changes world Thus the Makers Movement. In the Next Industrial Revolution, Atoms Are the New Bits | Wired Magazine. The door of a dry-cleaner-size storefront in an industrial park in Wareham, Massachusetts, an hour south of Boston, might not look like a portal to the future of American manufacturing, but it is. This is the headquarters of Local Motors, the first open source car company to reach production. Step inside and the office reveals itself as a mind-blowing example of the power of micro-factories. In June, Local Motors will officially release the Rally Fighter, a $50,000 off-road (but street-legal) racer. The design was crowdsourced, as was the selection of mostly off-the-shelf components, and the final assembly will be done by the customers themselves in local assembly centers as part of a “build experience.” The Rally Fighter was prototyped in the workshop at the back of the Wareham office, but manufacturing muscle also came from Factory Five Racing, a kit-car company and Local Motors investor located just down the road.
Jay Rogers, CEO of Local Motors, saw a way around this. That’s it. Maker movement inspires students, teachers. Sebastopol sophomore Jessie Davidson wouldn't call herself a nerd. A year ago, she wasn't really comfortable using a screwdriver. But since September, as part of her regular high school curriculum, she's learned how to wield a soldering iron, wire up a circuit and write some code. Now she's figured out how to build a solar-powered charging device inside an Altoid tin - and become the school expert on the design. What makes her most proud? Figuring out how to solve a complex, real-world problem - and sharing that knowledge with her friends.
"It's cool when kids say, 'Hey, thanks for helping me build my charger. For all the hand-wringing that Americans have done over education, much of the concern especially for middle and high school students comes down to this: How do you help kids build the skills they will need to solve real problems? Give them the tools to make something. Consider a few examples: Absolutely, contends Dale Dougherty, founder of Make magazine and the Maker Faire. -- Drill.
OSEPP ARD-01 101 Arduino Basic Starter Kit - Volt Meter, LED Game, Buzzer Circuit, Play Melody, UNO R3 PLUS Board, 6'ft USB to Mini Cable, DIP & Tact Push Switch at TigerDirect. Arduino - HomePage. FabLab@School | Transformative Learning Technologies Lab. Quirky Makes Invention Accessible.
Y Combinator. TechShop is America's 1st Nationwide Open-Access Public Workshop -- What Do You Want To Make at TechShop? Fab Lab Manchester - Home.
CAD. 3D Printers. 3D Scaners. Laser Cutting. 3D Printing Architecture. 3D printing, laser cutting – design, make & build your own products with Ponoko. Electronics. CNC Machines. Shapeways - Make & Share Your Products with 3D Printing. The Future. 8. Reinventing the Biggest Factories of All.
10. Financing the Maker Movement. 11. Maker Businesses. 12. The Factory in the Cloud. 13. DIY Biology. True Ventures | Early Stage Capital. CNC Machining, Injection Molding and Metal Fabrication Marketplace | MFG.com. Etsy :: Your place to buy and sell all things handmade. Burt Rutan. Elbert Leander "Burt" Rutan (born June 17, 1943) is an American aerospace engineer noted for his originality in designing light, strong, unusual-looking, energy-efficient aircraft.
He designed the record-breaking Voyager, which was the first plane to fly around the world without stopping or refueling, and the sub-orbital spaceplane SpaceShipOne, which won the Ansari X-Prize in 2004 for becoming the first privately funded spacecraft to enter the realm of space twice within a two-week period. He has five aircraft on display in the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., United States: SpaceShipOne, the Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer, Voyager, Quickie, and the VariEze. Life and career Born in 1943 in Estacada, Oregon, 30 miles southeast of Portland, and raised in Dinuba, California, Rutan displayed an early interest in aircraft design. In 1982, Beechcraft contracted Rutan's Scaled Composites to refine the design and build the prototype Beechcraft Starship.
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3. The History of the Future. 4. We Are All Designers Now. Maker Faire.