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.
Python et GPS Tracking Python and GPS Tracking Skill Level: Advanced by a1ronzo | December 17, 2012 | 17 comments playground - ArduinoUsers :: Exhibition :: The place to share and show off projects Until someone finds a way to categorize what is here, be sure to remember that your browser has a "find in this page" tool (ctrl-F in Firefox) which can help you find what you are looking for! Arduino user projects How Did I Improve My Central Heating Control with Arduino?
Cheap Arduino Wireless Communications I was looking for a way to handle wireless communications between two Arduino boards. Other options like Xbee or Bluetooth were going to cost $50 to over $100. Then I found a cheap RF transmitter and receiver at Sparkfun. The total cost is only $9! About Us In a nutshell Charmed Labs is a small company consisting of electronics industry professionals from diverse backgrounds and disciplines. Charmed Labs derives its unique name from its employees who are enthusiastic about the process of invention and applying new technologies in innovative and interesting ways. Our mission is to bring advanced technologies to new audiences by making the technologies easy to use and affordable. And to have fun in the process.
Why The Maker Movement Matters I get caught up in things. Informercials. New gadgets. New shades of Sharpie. Tutoriel Python et GPS Tracking - Nouvelles by a1ronzo | December 27, 2012 | 12:12 am | 16 comments Share Use this URL to share: Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Google+ If you have ever programmed a microcontroller, you are probably familiar with sending and receiving data over a serial port. A common way to do this is with a serial terminal program (hyperterminal, Arduino serial monitor, etc.). Lets say you want to create your own serial terminal program that displays data from a microcontroller in a meaningful way. For example, graphing temperature over time or displaying GPS position on a map. The Electronic Peasant's Guide to Fun and Profit with Electronic The Electronic Peasant likes to get more enjoyment from DIY for less money, and sometimes uses obsolete parts as well. Salvaging old equipment can provide many important parts at little or no cost. And it's environmentally friendly to save this stuff from going to the landfill! There's gold in them there things!!! Older equipment like this is being disposed of in huge quantities, available for free or very inexpensively.
A Multi-Protocol Infrared Remote Library for the Arduino Do you want to control your Arduino with an IR remote? Do you want to use your Arduino to control your stereo or other devices? This IR remote library lets you both send and receive IR remote codes in multiple protocols. It supports NEC, Sony SIRC, Philips RC5, Philips RC6, and raw protocols. If you want additional protocols, they are straightforward to add. Educational Psychology and Educational Technology Programs At the Master’s in Educational Technology Booth at the MACUL14 conference, we created a mini Maker Faire, inspired by the larger maker movement that challenges us, as a program, to imagine technology integration in creative, authentic and meaningful ways. As a program, we embrace the idea of creating, not just consuming and encourage our students to think of ways to repurpose the world around them for their curricular and pedagogical goals. We have purposefully integrated the maker mindset into one of our classes — CEP 811 — and today, we discovered that MACUL attendees LOVE to make things. Over 160 teachers and technology integration professionals joined the maker magic!
Sockets de serrage sur le câble ruban It's a good idea to use sockets and header pins when working with ribbon cable. They make your projects more modular, portable, and able to be assembled and disassembled rapidly. You can get 16 stranded ribbon cable, sockets, and male header pins at Jameco: 16 conductor ribbon cable Jameco 28RC16-10VP 16 pin right angle connector Jameco 746285-3 male header pins Jameco 103393 Thread the ribbon cable into the socket and push the socket together with your hands until the metal pins start to touch the ribbon.
LED Throwies LED throwies consist of only a few inexpensive parts and can be made for ~$1.00 per Throwie. You can reference the parts list below or download the attached spreadsheet for more info on parts, part's numbers, vendors and application notes. Part: 10mm Diffused LED Vendor: HB Electronic Components Average cost: $0.20 avg per LED Notes: Cost reductions for larger quantities. Comes in red, blue, amber, white in both diffused and clear. Diffused works better than water clear for the Throwie application.