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A Noise Level Meter built for the Classroom. | Too Noisy MakerBot Thing-O-Matic Upgrades « Prometheus Fusion Perfection Not only can the Makerbot print its own upgrades. But these upgrades really improve the print quality. A virtuous cycle! At this point my MakerBot TOM is finely tuned and making beautiful prints. Here are all the upgrades I have installed: Y-Axis Idler Support Bracket for Thing-O-Matic: This stabilizes the Y-axis idler. Easy Install Thing-O-Matic Universal X & Y Axis Belt Tensioner: This is the single most important upgrade. HBP Quick Leveler Redux: Another essential upgrade to easily level the build platform. Thing-O-Matic Electronics Side-Mount: At some point you will need to tweak the electronics. Thingomatic y-axis Endcaps: These endcaps make it easier to remove the Y-axis rods. MakerBot Cable Clip: Nice clips for cable management. Simple Tool Holder: Organize all the hex wrenches that come with your MakerBot. I purchase two upgrades from MakerBot that are well worth it: Aluminum Build Surface: This gives you nice flat and level prints. Here is an example print: Like this: Like Loading...

Earth Day Carol | Reduce, Reuse, Recycle netfabb Cloud Service - Beta 8 Great Word Patterns Diagnostic Google Sketchup Plugins | MakerBlock I cannot take credit for these fantastic plugins. Since posting this originally I have heavily edited it to include all the great Google Sketchup plugins I’m using. Without further ado they are: skp_to_dxf.zip – This script will allow you to import STL and DXF. I haven’t used this one as much as the other two. I think this script was written by someone named Guitar-list . su2stl.zip – This script will allow you to import/export STL files. polyreduce.zip – This script will reduce the number of polygons and faces in a Sketchup model. : drawhelix13.zip – Script for generating a helix. manifold.zip – Script for making a Sketchup object manifold. jf_stl_importer.zip – Script for importing STL files by Jim of Jim’s Sketchup Plugins . RoundCorner-2.1c.zip – Script for adding rounded or beveled corners to objects. FredoScale-2.0i.zip – Script for manipulating objects, also by Fredo6 with detailed instructions on the Sketchup Forums .

Elementary Nutrition Education - Childhood Health, Obesity Prevention, Nutrition Tools for Teachers, Elementary Schools, Parents Involvement, School- Home Partnerships Welcome Health & Nutrition Providers and Professional Educators Nourish Interactive is a completely free, English and Spanish website that provides nutrition educators and healthcare providers with a variety of interactive nutrition tools to assist you in teaching the key elements of nutrition to children and parents. We designed the website so that the parents’ webpages and nutrition tools complement the children’s games and nutritional messages. Each one of our computer games has free nutrition lesson plans. We provide a website that supports using technology in the classroom with children while facilitating promoting nutrition in the home. See This Month's Special Features for Teachers and Health Educators! Educator's Tools and Resources We Are proud to share with you: See a complete list of our games and what they teach. We are very proud to share our Showcase page of organizations that list as a very reliable and credible nutrition educational resource.

MakerBot Fairytale Castle Playset by MakerBotWorkshop Long Long ago in a land far away, there was a little castle surrounded by an industrious town. The townspeople loved their little castle and wanted it to be perfect. But the little castle was empty. Its owner had left long ago, taking all the fine things with him and locking them away. The Townspeople resolved to re-furnish there castle. But the castle had a secret. But wasn't a magical castle, it was a MakerBot Castle. Each night the daring Damsels deftly deployed their wondrous Replicator, creating new rooms to extend the structure. And the small town around the castle had grown into a great city, filled with the incredible things and spectacular ideas. Created by Thingiverse user Skimbal, designer of the Turtle Shell Racers, MakerBot Botmobile and the Gothic Cathedral Playset.

YouAreHere - where kids learn to be smarter consumers! In our virtual mall, you can play games, design ads, chat with customers and store owners, and much more. You’ll learn key consumer concepts, such as how advertising affects you, how you benefit when businesses compete, how (and why) to protect your information, and how to spot scams. What better place to do it than at the mall! Each area of the mall focuses on a different topic. To enter, choose an area. Visit the West Terrace to learn about advertising techniques, target marketing, suspicious claims, and more. This site requires Flash. Parents & Teachers You are welcome to use the resources and activities on this site to teach kids about today’s marketplace. If you're looking for more detailed information about the topics covered on this site, check out the Parents and Teachers page for suggested activities and ways to use the site in your classroom.

ProfileMaker | MakerBlock Update: 7/13/2012: It has come to my attention that Skeinforge has moved some settings around since I wrote this more than a year ago. The values are still good and should still give you a good quality print – but you’ll have to do a little extra legwork to find the proper place for them. If you want to help out by sending me an e-mail suggesting how I can update this, I’d be grateful . Congratulations - you may just have printed your last calibration cube! This is the ProfileMaker powered by the formula in Dave Durant's Profileinator . More than 12212 profiles and 3044 people served! I broke some things while trying to fix other things. Okay! I’ve simplified the interface. I’m still e-mailing my web host trying to get to the bottom of this website’s high resource usage. ProfileMaker has been disabled for a few days and I’m still tweaking my server. Okay, I’m going to try fully disabling ProfileMaker. Welcome to ProfileMaker v2.0!

Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. | JASON Learning ISRI and JASON are proud to partner on a national recycling awareness campaign to help students and educators understand the importance of recycling and the recycling industry, as well as the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) topics that relate to recycling. The campaign includes rich, standards-based, multimedia curricular experiences for students in grades K–12, to be composed of the following elements: an annual recycling competition, interactive Web-based experiences to enhance student engagement, classroom posters featuring ISRI’s key educational messages, age-appropriate hands-on activities for students in three grade bands from kindergarten through high school, fact sheets, live events with STEM role models, a national distribution network, strategies for school visits to ISRI facilities, and more. Visit isri.org (link is external) or watch this video (link is external) to learn more about the recycling industry.

Bauhaus Model II 1924 Chess Set by TeamTeamUSA Always wanted a Bauhaus chess set but couldn't afford one‽ Here ya go! Inspired by Josef Hartwig's Model II chess set created in 1924 at Bauhaus Weimar, this chess set is ~10mm smaller in all dimensions than the original. It plays nicely on a board with 40-50mm squares, perhaps this one: thingiverse.com/thing:4258. The STL files are based upon a 30mm King cube, the module from which all pieces are sized. The OpenSCAD files are parametric so you can create a version in almost any size! The current queen is still a work-in-progress but since this was featured on the blog even though un-published, blog.thingiverse.com/2011/01/04/bauhaus-chess-set/ (how did that happen??) 2011-01-14 UPDATE Thumbnail photo changed to one containing 40mm and 25mm Queens. 2011-01-12 UPDATE 25mm files uploaded; the 30mm size was too large for testing.

The Complete Guide To Twitter Hashtags For Education What is a hashtag? A word or phrase preceded by a “#.” How do hashtags work? Twitter can be a busy place with lots of tweets–and thus lots of “noise.” A #hashtag is a way to aggregate tweets that are appended with a hashtag. See also 50 Of The Best Education Accounts On Twitter Who can use hashtags? Anyone. What else do I need to know? Don’t hashtag spam–if your tweet doesn’t add to that hashtag’s topic, discussion, or user base, don’t add the hashtag.Use more than one hashtag if it applies to more than one topic, but choose wisely. Meeting Times Many of the hashtags have “meeting times” where educators agree to “meet and tweet”–that is, send out messages on a topic at a certain time on a certain day. If you do participate at the agreed upon time, you’ll see the tweets stream in live and participate in said conversation (via twitter) in what is nearly real-time. Note, this list of hashtags will be updated periodically, including reorganization, and functional linking on all hashtags. Trends iPad

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