Design Make Share: An Outline for MAKING in the Classroom

Ready to dive into 3D printing in the classroom? Your students and colleagues will be energized by having access to the latest technology. But be careful, if you just start printing without a… Continue reading

A 3D Printer in Every School

In the past few weeks I’ve seen several requests from educators looking for information to help convince someone to fund a 3D printer in their school. I haven’t been able to find any… Continue reading

Interactive Art Synthesizer – Color Palette Test

Work in progress of Interactive Art Synthesizer project with Artist Isaac Budmen. Each graphic element has 3 costumes programmed in Scratch. Primary – Secondary – Tertiary color for each element. Interface will be… Continue reading

MakeyMakey Demonstration ISTE 2014

Video of MakeyMakey demonstration at the Maker’s Playground during ISTE 2014. Video courtesy of Vicki Davis, @coolcatteacher, http://www.coolcatteacher.com/ The Makerspace Starter Kit in the video can be found at http://designmaketeach.com/2014/04/07/makerspace-starter-kit/

Proof of Concept: Interactive Art Synthesizer

3D Design: Personalize a Gimbal

Personalizing an existing model is a great introduction to 3D design. It gives budding designers an opportunity to explore a well-designed working model. Teachers and workshop presenters are often under time constraints when… Continue reading

Happy 1 Year: Reader Give Away!

WordPress emailed me a reminder that I started the DesignMakeTeach.com blog 1 year ago today. To celebrate, I am giving away a Limited Edition Nerd Card or a Deluxe Makerspace starter kit. Leave… Continue reading

Fujita Scale: 3D Design Challenge

The Fujita Scale 3D Design Challenge is to create a series of 3D printable models that illustrate the categories of tornado damage from F0-F5. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fujita_scale  Entries will be judged on 3 Criteria: -Accuracy: Do the… Continue reading

Makerspace Starter Kit

Congratulations! You are now the proud owner of a Makerspace. The Makerspace Starter Kit includes: Makerspace Welcome Letter (pdf) Makerspace Starter Kit (pdf) Mini Maker Notebook (pdf) If the links above don’t work… Continue reading

Brainstorm 14: 3D Printing & Makerspaces Live Blog

4pm: 1pm: Kicking off 3D Printing and Makerspaces session. Makerspace in a bag. #brainstorm2014 @DesignMakeTeach pic.twitter.com/ZE1psVdWeE — Molly Toussant (@MollTou_teacher) April 5, 2014 Highest energy award goes to @DesignMakeTeach for #makerspace presentation #brainstorm14… Continue reading