Brainstorming: Makerspace AI

MakerEd superstar Jaymes Dec posed an interesting question, “What does an AI augmented makerspace look, sound, or feel like?” Here is some of my brainstorming. The Makerspace AI monitors the environmental conditions including… Continue reading

DesignMakeTeach Pivots to Blockchain

We are excited to announce that DesignMakeTeach is pivoting to blockchain. We see this as an amazing opportunity to continue the stellar growth of the DesignMakeTeach brand since our founding in 2013. Never… Continue reading

Infill-Only 3D Prints

Creating an infill-only 3D print is a quick way to add complexity to a model without needing any design skills. Simple solid shapes like Egg by kellyegan are a great place to start… Continue reading

Makerspace Starter Kit 2018

The Makerspace Starter Kit has been updated for 2018! Now in handy business card size for your next MakerEd workshop or professional development event. In three, ready-to-print formats that you are free to… Continue reading

Review: All of the Lights

I recently bought All of the Lights by Stephanie Keefe and Isaac Budmen which tells the story of their installation of 100 unique 3D printed lamps. (Isaac and I worked together a few years back… Continue reading

March For Our Lives Signs

On March 24, 2018, students across the nation led March for our Lives to end gun violence. “Not one more. We cannot allow one more child to be shot at school. We cannot… Continue reading

Mini MakerEd Workshop Kit

Problem: How do you deliver an effective MakerEd workshop with minimal materials and cost? Solution: A mini MakerEd workshop kit that costs under $3 per participant and uses simple materials for participants to explore… Continue reading

Trailer: Maker Faire NoVa – MakerEd Meetup

Maker Faire NoVa is Sunday, March 18th, 2018 from 11am-5pm at George Mason University. Learn more at https://nova.makerfaire.com/ There is a special NoVa Maker Educator Meetup starting at 10am. https://nova.makerfaire.com/attend/makered/ Will I see you there?… Continue reading

Physical Computing Maker Cart – InfyMakers Submission

I applied to the InfyMakers Award Contest yesterday. http://www.infymakers.com/ Here is the proposal for the Physical Computing Maker Cart. What suggestions do you have for supplies, lessons, activities, resources and challenges?Leave your reply in the… Continue reading

Featured at TCEA

I’m in Austin, Texas this week for TCEA and honored to be a featured presenter talking maker education and digital fabrication. I have six different sessions. Links to all the resources for each… Continue reading

Looking Ahead to TCEA

I’m looking forward to the upcoming TCEA conference February 5-9th in Austin, Texas. I have been invited to be a featured presenter sharing what I’ve learned about maker education and digital fabrication over the… Continue reading

Flexy Tree Ornament

Flexy Tree Ornament for flexible 3D printing fun.