Peter Colesworthy

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Why You Need A Harrington Jacket This Season (And Every Season)

The Harrington jacket has been cool for over 80 years and will always be in fashion. Here's everything you need to know about Steve McQueen's …

Ben Heck's super glue gun: Gears, Arduinos and motor drivers

We've reached the prototyping stage.<p>We're making progress with the Super Glue Gun project, though we've hit a problem and we could use your help. To push the glue sticks into the gun, we need motor control. For this we're prototyping with ATTiny24, Arduino, and TRIACs, all while different motors, …

Prototyping

Ben Heck's essentials series: Wireless communications

Different wireless technologies, compared.<p>Karen is really wired, and this time we don't just mean hyperactive. Ben, Karen and Felix get together to talk about the essentials of wireless technology. There are many different ways for electronics to communicate information, including WiFi, xBee, …

Want to Be a Good Science Communicator? You Have to Build Bridges

It's about time that I added to my list of science communication rules. Previously, I described Rule 1: "You can't be 100 percent correct, but you …

I'm So Totally Over Newton's Laws of Motion

I saw it again. This time it was an introduction to an interesting online look at introductory physics. I was excited—but then, I wasn't so excited. …

Learning Physics Is Tough. Get Used to It

In recent courses, I have noticed two troubling practices of physics students. The first is the student response to homework problems. I hear the …

Physics

Tilting Wings Let This New Air Hogs RC Plane Hover Like a Helicopter

Borrowing a neat trick from the Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey, Spin Master has created a new RC plane that’s able to take off and land vertically at the …

Some Very Good Resources for Math Teachers from CK-12

July 13, 2015<br>Here are some valuable resources for Math teachers and students. These resources are provided by CK-12 and are arranged into 10 main …

Making a katana the old traditional Japanese way is so impressive

I think this is the most impressive video that Man At Arms has ever done, and that’s saying a lot since they’ve recreated all the coolest weapons …

Kill Bill

Some of The Best YouTube Channels for Physics and Chemistry Teachers

July 11, 2015<br>Science in general is all about understanding how the world around us functions. It investigates the laws governing the internal …

3 Good Text to Speech Tools for Struggling Readers

June 16, 2015<br>We have received a few requests over the last couple of weeks to share our recommendations for text to speech tools designed …

The 100 Best Video Sites For Educators

Bringing multimedia into the classroom is a great way to engage students in learning. Supplementing lessons, opening up new interests, and offering …

Offshore wind is already cheaper than gas or nuclear power

Team ‘green energy’ recently scored another goal in the ongoing match for power affordability supremacy, when a recent analysis showed wind energy is …

Five Best Drones

Whether you’re just getting into the world of UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) because you want to take awesome video of your community, do some …

How to Build a Classic Westport Chair

Get the latest news, updates and offers<br>from This Old House to your inbox<p>Home>How To | More in Furniture<p>How to Build a Classic Westport Chair<p>Take some …

New Board Game Pits Tesla Against Edison, History's Greatest Underdog

Everybody knows that Nikola Tesla was a genius. But with all the attention being paid to Tesla here in the 21st century, many kids today must wonder …

Thomas Edison

Advice For Future Physicists

I recently received an email from a high school student. It basically went something like this (I am rewriting it in my own words):<p><i>"I am currently a</i> …

Harley-Davidson's One Step Closer to Selling an Electric Motorcycle

Harley-Davidson wants to attract new riders, and thinks one way to do that is with an electric motorcycle. Dubbed Project LiveWire, the first …

10 Creative Home Offices with an Asian Influence

Long gone are the days when you leave work behind as you punch out your card and head for home. In the modern world filled with laptops, tablets and …

Alfred turns your iPad or iPhone into a remote control for your Mac

Another power tool for power users<p>A new app available in the iOS App Store today will let you configure your iPhone or iPad as a kind of supercharged remote control for your Mac. Called Alfred Remote, it essentially offers you multiple panels of buttons to do things like launch apps, control …

Plug and Play Arduino Temperature Controller

Introduction: Plug and Play Arduino Temperature Controller<p>About: Mechanical Engineer, driven by learning. I usually have a few very different …

Hilarious Mustang vs FR-S vid is pure gearhead satire

You'll laugh every time they get something wrong. They get a lot wrong.<p>"Say hello to the all-new 2015 Ford Mustang," the voiceover says. The narrator calls out the pony car's new independent rear suspension and turbocharged EcoBoost engine, over <i>Top Gear</i>-style panning glamour shots. There's just one …

Great Educational Web Tools for Paperless Classrooms

Engage your class using your tablet. Whiteboard, assessments, screen mirroring, collaboration, flipped classroom. Perfect for 1:1 or BYOD. Free …

12 Important Things Teachers Should Know about Chromebooks

December 15, 2014 <br>Chromebooks are making gigantic inroads in the education sector. Several school districts here in Canada and the States are …

13 Holiday Gifts That'll Delight Your Favorite Science Nerd

Yes, there are only 12 days in the song. But 13 is such a nice (prime!) number, and some of your friends might already have a stock of hilarious …

Sound Off! How do you get kids interested in science and technology?

Many tech companies, including yours truly here at AOL, have been hosting Hour of Code events this week as part of Computer Science Education Week. It's part of a wider initiative to get more kids interested in traditional STEM related subjects. Outside of school and annual events such as this, …

10 Terrific Trebuchets

[bs_slideshow]<p>Hurling objects at long distances with a catapult or trebuchet isn’t anything new (they were being used in their modern form since the 4th century BC) but it sure is fun and certainly satisfying when they actually hit a target. Most of the catapults today were designed for educational …

How to Pick a Lock | The Art of Manliness

Back in October I had the pleasure of attending the ITS Tactical Muster, during which I learned several awesome manly skills. My favorite tutorial …