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OLED panel could switch between sunroof and light source A sample of the OLED roof panel material, that can switch between being transparent and emitting light Image Gallery (2 images) What if your car had roof panels that let you see the sky during the day, but that lit the interior of the vehicle at night? Adafruit July 27, 2016 AT 5:00 am This Tech Shirt Will Make You Hate Smoking and You’ll Love It @TheTechbrarian #WearableWednesday — by Leslie Birch

Maker creates a Steampunk-inspired 3D printer A 3D printer suited for the Wild West. First coined by author K. W. Making for the Sake of Making A cornerstone of my library makerspace is that it is a unique learning environment that is focused almost solely on informal learning. What does this mean exactly? It means that my students are not told that they have to visit the makerspace, nor are they told what they have to do when they get there, and almost always, they are not assessed on the skills or knowledge they gain in this space.

5 steps for creating a custom makerspace By Laura Fleming April 14th, 2015 Start your makerspace on the right foot with these steps A couple of years ago, my son won an award in preschool for being “Eager to Learn.” I remember having such mixed emotions on the day he won the award. Of course I was beyond proud of him, but I also could not help but wonder if his schooling would allow him to carry and sustain that innate zeal for learning with him as he came to face the rigors of the Common Core and standardized testing. It was about this time that I began my job as media specialist at New Milford High School, and my own worries about my son, combined with New Milford’s desire to reinvigorate their school library, made me more passionate than ever about forging schools that work for kids.

Build A TENS Machine to Remove Pain A Tens machine is used to provide a drug free way of removing pain from your body ( TENS stands for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation ) .Here I will show you how to build your own Tens machine and reduce the amount of pills you use to stop pain .To Build this Tens unit, you will first need to buy a 555 timer IC . The 555 timer is very small about a quarter of the size of your finger nail .You can purchase one for about 25p from Maplins or Radio Shack etc . There are 2 types of Tens machine. High Frequency Tens uses frequencies in the range of 80 to 100 Hz. This blocks the pain impulses going to the brain .

Reading Is Fundamental Materials: cardboard egg carton, seeds (let your child choose a variety), soil, water, markers,... See This Activity Materials: plastic cups (short and tall), paper towel tubes, cereal boxes, oatmeal containers,... See This Activity What if you lived on the moon? What kind of house would you need?

megaAVR powers this Steampunk VFD wristwatch Maker John De Cristofaro recently devised a Steampunk-inspired wristwatch powered by an ATMega88 microcontroller (MCU). Dubbed the ChronodeVFD, the wearable device is built around a IVL2-7/5 VFD display tube. “I originally purchased a few of these tubes to build a standard desk clock, but after playing around with them, I realized I could probably build a wristwatch too,” the Maker writes. De Cristofaro notes some of the features which made the tube well-suited for this purpose, including its size (only 1.25″ x 2.25″), its flatness making for a sleeker watch design, its low-grid voltage (12-13V), as well as its nominal 60mA filament current at 2.4V. “One other feature that I like about this device is that unlike nearly every other VFD tube, the IVL2-7/5 has no opaque or diffuse backing behind the digits.

Maker Space In Education Series… 20 Reasons Your Students Should Be Making It’s still summer time in the States and I couldn’t help but think of the idea of play, and that of course made me think of Maker Space. I have long encourage Making in the classroom. It wasn’t until recently that I discovered that this idea is now a movement and one that I suggest all 21st century educators Make some room for. I hope you enjoy this series and I encourage you to send me information and resources, as I am also Making time to learn. First, to ensure you do not miss one of these valuable posts or other resources covering PBL, Digital Curriculum, Web 2.0, STEM, 21st century learning, and technology integration please sign up for 21centuryedtech by email or RSS. As always, I invite you to follow me on twitter (@mjgormans).

Why The Maker Movement Matters I get caught up in things. Informercials. New gadgets. New shades of Sharpie. Introduction of EVA FILM - XINOLOGY As architectural design becomes more and more sophisticated, glass is playing significant role in building construction and decoration. It leads to a diversified demand in laminated glass, not only in safety and security purposes, but also aesthetics, design, art and view control etc. One of the most popular bonding interlayer films, nowadays, used for glass lamination is PVB. The 10 Best STEM Resources By Phil Nast, retired middle school teacher and freelance writer Found In: mathematics, science, preK-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12 Curriculum Resources Exploratorium Provides interactives, web features, activities, programs, and events for K-12. Saturday and Summer professional development workshops are available through the Teacher Institute. NASA – For Educators Lesson plans, teacher guides, classroom activities, video clips, games, posters, and more for teachers and students in grades K-4, 5-8, 9-12, and higher education.

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