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How to Write an Instructable The first question from every new Instructabler is "what should I write about?" The simple answer is... anything. If you have enough passion to create a project, then you have the passion to share it. How To Succeed When 3D Printing With PVA Support Material When Should You Use A Different Support Material? If you’re printing other 3D filaments like ABS, PETG, Nylon, or TPE, which all print at a higher temperature or don’t stick well to PVA filament, use a different support material or even just use same-material support. Like HIPS, the perfect support for ABS, PVA does cost more than regular build materials, so if you’re printing a fairly simple model, a model with easy to clean supports, or you plan on finishing your 3D print anyways, then stick with printing your supports with the same material.

Diigo and Feedly and Flipboard- Oh My! Ideas for Teaching Information Literacy “Awesome” That is what Evan, one of my Digital Literacy students, said when I showed him and his classmates Flipboard. Laying the Foundation for Digital Citizenship: For the past two weeks, my students have been learning how to improve their Internet search skills, critically evaluate websites and curate web resources in order to create a highly personalized online reading experience. Robot Automaton Robot Rally | Robot Automaton')"> My 6-year-old has always been fascinated by how things work, so I knew I had to try out this cardboard automaton with him. I love that it’s a fun way for him to play with simple machines; and it also creates a really cool art piece! To build your own automaton, you’ll need: Cardboard box (like your Kiwi Crate box) Scissors or craft knife (for grown-up use only!)

Case Study: How Louis Vuitton Uses 3D Printing Recently, manufacturing has experienced a radical transformation. Large, capital-intensive production lines fabricating thousands of the same parts or components have evolved to smaller, nimbler facilities fabricating small batch, customizable products and assemblies. The “go to” product for these newer facilities is the desktop 3D printer.

HackerspaceWiki Hackerspaces are community-operated physical places, where people can meet and work on their projects. This website is for Anyone and Everyone who wants to share their hackerspace stories and questions with the global hackerspaces community. Regular Events Call-in - Call-ins provide an opportunity for existing hackerspaces to provide an update and highlight upcoming events, and new/planned hackerspaces can ask questions. First Sunday each month. L.A. School Turnaround Sets Sights on Reinventing the Library Back in 2008, charter system Green Dot Public Schools reclaimed Alain Leroy Locke High School, a failing Los Angeles Unified school in the city of Watts that was once called “a broken district high school” by education writer Alexander Russo. Change has come slowly since. Years after Green Dot founder Steve Barr renamed the school to Alain LeRoy Locke College Preparatory Academy (or colloquially Locke College Prep) and elected to split the school’s campus into four separate academies, a report conducted in July 2011 by UCLA’s National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards and Student Testing demonstrated that Locke’s overall performance remained low when compared to other U.S. schools. But there was a silver lining: the report also showed that the academies collectively surpassed local Watts schools in student performance. Keeping up with the momentum, Locke doesn’t just want to measure its success and/or failure on quantitative scores alone.

Raging Rapids Raging Rapids is a nicely designed tile puzzle by Thinkfun (formerly Binary Arts). It consists of a raft and twelve paddlers. The paddlers are supposed to fit inside the raft, all facing the same way. Each paddler has on its base a rectangular tile, with dents and tabs along the edges so that it is shaped a bit like a jigsaw puzzle piece. The raft has a large rectangular floor, also with dents and tabs along the edges.

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