How Desktop 3D Printing is Moving From Makers to Pros We've all seen the results of desktop 3D printing. And let's be honest, the results have often been less than impressive. Things like homemade toys and models have a certain cool factor, but once that wears off you have to ask yourself, is a desktop 3D printer just a $3,000 tchotchke maker? That's not to discount however the things being done by makers and the DIY movement. Armed with a 3D printer and a Raspberry Pi, a creative hobbyist can make all sorts of gadgets.
for Education This section is provided to help teachers quickly learn the basics of Computational Thinking (CT), and determine how to incorporate it into their own teaching and lesson plans. Why do this? There is a hypothesis that CT is a critical skill for 21st-century students. logo:commands:bluebot [Terrapin Documentation] Talk to Blue-Bot. Terrapin Logo 4.1 can download Logo commands to a Blue-Bot robot. See the Programming Blue-Bot page for details. This page also explains how to connect a Blue-Bot. Please note that you need Terrapin Logo version 4.1 or higher; older versions do not support the Blue-Bot commands. Tests if the Blue-Bot drivers are installed.
Class Tech Tips: 24 Hour of Code Resources for Teachers and Schools Does your school participate in the Hour of Code each December? Looking to integrate computer science into the school day all year long? Here are a handful of my favorite resources for computer science and coding. Teachers who are ready to jump into the Hour of Code or looking for inspiration as they design a new curriculum will find lots to choose from on this list. If you have a favorite listed here or one you think should be added to the list, share your story in the comments at the bottom of the post. Hour of Code‘s website is a great place to get started if you want to learn about this event. Blue-Bot Meet Blue-Bot, the new Bee-Bot robot with a Bluetooth connection! Use the buttons on the back to program Blue-Bot just like Bee-Bot. Connect Blue-Bot to your tablet or PC via Bluetooth, using free apps, and program Blue-Bot remotely.
Hummingbird Robotics Kit Need some inspiration? Here's three videos of robots built with Hummingbird kit materials, arranged in order from easiest to hardest to build: Chris' Horse. Estimated build time: 30-45 minutes Emily's Dog. Estimated build time: 2-4 hours Jenn's Dragon. Estimated build time: 8-10 hours Check out this totally awesome timelapse video of the construction of the Dragon.
7 Essentials for a Great Computing Course If you find yourself in the position of having to set up and run a new Computing course in school, where do you start? Here are seven factors that I consider to be essential. Safety first