2016 Year End Wrap Up

Looking back, it has been a great year and I am very thankful for all the great experiences and have been luckier than I deserve.

DesignMakeTeach.com has seen a modest growth in 2016 with 24,789 views from 13,705 visitors.

Top 3 Awesome Things of 2016
1. Winner Inventables 50 State Carver https://designmaketeach.com/2016/04/04/desktop-cnc-carvey-unboxing/
2. Winner CTE Makeover Challenge https://designmaketeach.com/2016/06/20/winner-cte-makeover-challenge/
3. Selected as a Stanford FabLearn Fellow https://designmaketeach.com/2016/10/23/im-a-fablearn-fellow-and-so-can-you/

Bonus Awesome Thing: 2nd place in Outsider Art Fair NY Competition https://designmaketeach.com/2016/12/08/tinkercad-design-takes-silver-in-international-art-contest/

Top 3 Thingiverse Designs Published in 2016
1. 2017 Gimbal http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1997593
2. MOM Bowl http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1532648
3. 2016 Gimbal Ornament http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1960458

Top 3 Bummers of 2016
1. SXSWedu trip funding fell through.
2. Lost FormLabs: Innovate and Educate Challenge https://designmaketeach.com/2016/12/01/lesson-plan-3d-printed-lithophane/
3. Not Innovative Educator of the Year https://designmaketeach.com/2016/11/01/not-the-innovative-educator-of-the-year/

Top 10 Events of 2016
1. Stanford FabLearn Conference
2. Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics (VCTM) Conference https://designmaketeach.com/3dmath/
3. Maker Faire NY
4. National Maker Faire
5. Maker Faire Silver Spring
6. SXSWCreate
7. Printed Solid Grand Opening https://designmaketeach.com/2016/05/19/3d-printing-nerd-interview/
8. VSTE Conference
9. Make 48 https://designmaketeach.com/2016/06/21/make48-design-time/
10. USA Science and Engineering Fesival

Top 3 Blog Posts Written in 2016
1. 3D Printing in the Math Classroom https://designmaketeach.com/3dmath/
2. Ink Your 3D Prints https://designmaketeach.com/2016/04/10/ink-your-3d-prints/
3. Desktop CNC: Carvey Unboxing https://designmaketeach.com/2016/04/04/desktop-cnc-carvey-unboxing/

Top 5 Supporters 2016 : These companies have offered support to me or my school without any expectation of endorsement. “We like what you are doing. Keep up the good work.”
1. Ultimaker
2. PrintedSolid.com
3. Othermachine
4. Dremel
5. iFixit


Best 9 Instagram Photos of 2016

Top 3 Tweets of 2016

Feel free to leave a comment or contact me on Twitter @DesignMakeTeach. See you in the New Year!