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A Social Entrepreneur Mixes Minecraft, YouTube And STEM Education

<i>Update: Mine-O-Rama has been postponed. Here’s a link to the site and the statement that was released.</i><p>This is the story of one of the wilder social enterprises out there trying to address the crisis in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education, especially in under-served …

Ocarina of Time's Hyrule recreated in Minecraft

<b>One clever Minecrafter has recreated the entirety of Hyrule as seen in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.</b><p>Forget Great Britain, Westeros and …

Retrogaming

Minecraft at the movies – hit game to become a film

Film rights to the hugely successful game have reportedly been bought by Warner Bros. Lego Movie producer Roy Lee to head the project, but the game’s developer insists it will have creative input<p>After the success of the Lego Movie it was perhaps inevitable. Minecraft, the creative building …

BigRep 3D printer can print whole pieces of furniture

A brand new 3D printer has arrived on the scene with the biggest print bed of any consumer model -- large enough to print small pieces of furniture.<p>The problem with many 3D printers designed for consumer use is that the print bed is usually quite small. This is fine for small objects, such as, say, …

Furniture

5 Crazy Things We May Soon Be Able To 3D Print

What’s cooler than the stuff you can 3D print today? The things that 3D printers are almost, but not quite yet, capable of printing someday soon.<p><b>See also:</b><p>3D Printing has come a long way since inventor Charles Hull first prototyped it more than 30 years ago. One of Hull’s first ever builds was a …

Someone built a 3D printer inside Minecraft

When I first saw this video of a 3D printer within <i>Minecraft</i>, I was blown away -- but it was getting late, and I learned long ago not to publish at …

Bare Conductive Paint Allows You to Draw an Electrical Circuit Almost Anywhere

In an age where food can be assembled by a printer and bacteria can be engineered to produce gold, surely talking billboards cannot be that far away. …

Lighthouses

I Tried 3Doodler 3D Printing Pen at CES 2014 and All I Could Draw Was This Terrible-Looking Dog

LAS VEGAS—A lot of people think 3-D printing machines are still too bulky and expensive, especially if all they want to reproduce is a simple drawing in three dimensions. A company called WobbleWorks has an answer to that: a gadget called the 3Doodler. It's the world's first 3-D printing pen, which …

New 3D Printing SwissPen Lets You Draw Any Design You Can Imagine

Move over Swiss Army Knife, there’s a new tool in town. Hot on the heels of the 3Doodler, hailed as the world’s first 3D printing pen, is a new …

Watches

10 Things You May Not Know About 'Flappy Bird'

There was a time when I didn’t know what <i>Flappy Bird</i> was, when I was blissfully unaware of its existence.<p>There will come a time, in the very near future, when everyone will pretty much forget about the weird little mobile game.<p>But right now, <i>Flappy Bird—</i>despite its removal from the App Store—is the …

This Art Project Aims to Draw the Internet

Ben Redford, a designer from the United Kingdom, wants to draw the Internet.<p>However, his project, funded on Kickstarter, isn't just about getting …

Apple engineer builds programmable drawing machine out of Legos

Apple software engineer Andrew Carol is a true Lego enthusiast, devoting himself to building ever-more complicated contraptions using plastic bricks and posting them online for the world to see. <i>Fast Co Design</i> takes a look at the latest, an elaborate drawing machine made out of Legos that scribbles …

This Isn’t Just Another iPad Stylus, It’s a Sophisticated Drawing Tool | WIRED

FiftyThree Pencil | $50 and up.<p>Steve Jobs once argued that the best stylus is the one between your thumb and middle finger. It’s easy to see …

Star

'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' Gamora Figure Unveiled by Hot Toys<p>Hot Toys 5 hours ago<p>Hot Toys<p>Steam Hosting Its Own Star Wars May the 4th Sale<p>Star …

Avengers: Infinity War

Beyond Minecraft: Games That Inspire Building and Exploration

Kerbal Space Program has a robust physics engine too, but it's more focused than Garry's Mod. Players purchase rocket parts, put them together, and …

How to Install Minecraft Mods

So you've bought Minecraft and spent some time mucking around in a blocky wonderland--and now you want a little more out of the experience. This is where mods come in.<p>Single-Player Modding<p>Installing mods for a single-player client is a somewhat convoluted process. The steps vary from mod to mod, so …

Linux

4 Photos Depicting MINECRAFT in Real Life

Book Excerpt: How Minecraft Creator Markus Persson Almost Took a Job at Valve

In September 2010, Minecraft was just over a year past its initial, unfinished release. A “full” version wouldn’t come out for 14 more months. If not …

Christmas Eve

Coding & Games with Kids: Hopscotch, Scratch & Minecraft (Dec 2013)

These are presentation slides for Dr. Wesley Fryer's webinar on December 14, 2013, for Classroom 2.0 Live. The session description is: As this week wraps up the "Hour of Code," 4th and 5th grade STEM teacher Wesley Fryer will discuss the use of the Hopscotch app for iPads, Scratch software, and …

Kids

Minecraft Expands Borders With Pocket 0.8.0 And PlayStation Versions

<i>Minecraft Pocket Edition 0.8.0 arrives as predicted in time for Christmas (and with an infinite resource glitch), as Minecraft PlayStation Edition takes the block building to a new frontier.</i><p>Minecraft updates are like buses. You wait for ages with nothing happening and then three come along at once …

25 'Minecraft' Creations That Will Blow Your Flippin' Mind

25 'Minecraft' Creations That Will Blow Your Mind<p>1. Ancient Metropolis<p>2. King's Landing (<i>Game of Thrones</i>)<p>3. Space Shuttle<p>4. The Bedrock Dome<p>5. One …

Intrepid Gamer Attempts To Find Edge Of Minecraft World

There is a place in gaming where no one has trodden. It's so far off the beaten path that it would take a lifetime's worth of gaming and a heck of a lot of patience to get there. If it were plotted on the far reaches of a map, it would undoubtedly be marked with a cautionary 'Here there be …