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Calling All Makers: Welcome to Maker Share

I’m excited to announce the public launch of Maker Share, a “show and tell” hub for makers to share their projects and discover new opportunities to learn, connect and contribute. We have developed Maker Share with our partner, Intel, as an online platform for innovation and collaboration — a …

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Slick Write Can Help Students Analyze Writing

Slick Write is a free service that students can use to help them analyze their own writing and or that of other writers. Slick Write identifies …

Three Places to Find Public Domain Video Clips

On Wednesday I published suggestions for places to find public domain images. Then yesterday I received an email from a reader who was wondering …

FREE Math Games - Common Core Math

XP Math Games<p>Math Games Arcade - eXPerience<p>How do you integrate <b>Common Core State Standards</b> in the math classroom? How do you engage your students and …

8 Factors Contributing to the Growth of Laser Engraving

<i>Sponsored content</i><p>Over the past five years, the market for laser engraving has grown substantially, managing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of …

Pi & The Fibonacci Sequence

Similar Articles Added Earlier<p>Leonardo Fibonacci was an Italian mathematician born in the 12th century. He is known to have discovered the "Fibonacci …

This Model Parisian Building Is Actually a Binary Clock

When you hear the word “clock,” the vast majority of the time this means something with either a series of numbers or a dial. Though these two concepts come in many different, and sometimes quite amazing, variations, truthfully they are not that much different.<p>Lucas, Victor, and Philippe Berbesson, …

The Best Fidget Spinner Has an Animated Cat Inside

Thanks to Jonathan Odom, a clever designer and builder who’s created everything from animatronics for films to museum exhibits, the fidget spinner …

The complex geometry of Islamic design - Eric Broug | TED-Ed

How a Middle School Library Promotes Maker Learning for All Students

<i>The Digital Promise maker learning team spent some time in Greer, South Carolina this winter observing and filming the Riverside Middle School</i> …

Watch a Mesmerizing Hourglass Filled with 1,250,000 “Nanoballs” (Created by the Designer of the Apple Watch)

Apple Watch designer Marc Newson has created an hourglass that stands about 6 inches tall, measures 5 inches wide, and features 1,249,996 tiny …

Maker Faire Bay Area 2017: Live Updates and More

Sunday<p><b>May 21 (Day 3):</b> The last day of Maker Faire Bay Area is upon us! We’ll be scrambling to see the makers and exhibits we have yet to get to. We will update here as we explore. Keep refreshing the page to see it all!<p>Looking to see video instead of still photos? Check out our live stream over on …

Python in Education

You’ve probably heard about the computing revolution in schools, and perhaps you’ve even heard of Raspberry Pi. The Python programming language is at …

The Map of Chemistry: New Animation Summarizes the Entire Field of Chemistry in 12 Minutes.

Philosophers, technologists, and futurists spend a good deal of time obsessing about the nature of reality. Recently, no small number of such people …

Maker Faire Bay Area — May 19, May 20, & May 21, 2017

The Kids’ Guide to Maker Faire Bay Area: 25 Awesome Things to See and Do

Calling all young makers: This one’s for you! We all know the best way to enjoy Maker Faire is by wandering around and discovering cool projects you may never have seen if you were on a mission. But sometimes, having a plan can be a very good thing, just so you don’t miss something you really, …

diy simple wood coat rack

i’ve been wanting to make a new coat rack for a few months to hold our laundry bags. yes we use laundry bags. it’s only because we mostly take our …

Half Rectangle Triangle Block Tutorial

Ever wondered how to sew and trim half rectangle triangle (HRT) blocks? Well you’ve come to the right place! Let me show you how I like to do them. …

Something Wonderful Happens When You Mix Microwaves, Soda, and Wood

The next time you accidentally spill soda, or water, plus a little baking soda on one of your cutting boards, don’t complain about having to clean it …

15 Incredible Solutions from the TOM Accessibility Hackathon

The Tikkun Olam Makers gathered on April 21-22 at the Brooklyn Navy Yards for an accessibility Makeathon. The results speak for themselves.<p>Lightweight, Portable Ramp for Urban Environments<p><b>Challenge:</b><p>Rachel is a need-knower who uses a scooter for mobility in Manhattan. The challenge she presented her …

How a Shirt-Folding Machine Works, and How to Make Your Own for $1

For those of you that need your clothing in perfect rectangles<p>Here's the type of machine that shirt manufacturers use to fold shirts into perfect …

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The Coolest Cardboard House EVER!

As I mentioned in yesterday's post, we (meaning "Brien", of course--although I <i>did</i> help a little...) made the girls a cardboard house this weekend.<p>As …

How to make a coin sorting machine with cardboard

Watch shiny discs of metal tumble through giant machines and conveyor belts in the mint before they're stamped and made officially into Canadian one …

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How to Prepare for an Automated Future

We don’t know how quickly machines will displace people’s jobs, or how many they’ll take, but we know it’s happening — not just to factory workers but also to money managers, dermatologists and retail workers.<p>The logical response seems to be to educate people differently, so they’re prepared to …

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Maker Spotlight: Boyd Weiger

<b>Name:</b> Boyd Weiger <b><br>City:</b> Forest Lake, Minnesota <b><br>Makerspace:</b> Chippewa Middle School Fab Lab <b><br>Day Job:</b> Science / Fab Lab Teacher<p><b>How did you get started making?</b><br>I got started making in my grandfather’s basement. He had tools, wood scraps, baby food jars full of hardware and “things that might be useful …

How to Build Giant Structures Using Soda Bottles and a 3D Printer

Reduce, re-use, and recycle are words to live by as we try to minimize humanity’s demand for our planet’s natural resources. But instead of sending …