Category Archive: Digital Fabrication

WIP 003: All About Sharing

Problem: How do students share their 3D designs with the world? I’m a 3D printing enthusiast in the world of education and believe me when I say I understand the challenges of classroom… Continue reading

Design Challenge – MLK 2017

Thingiverse recently added MLK as a Featured Collection on their front page. Designs in a featured collection receive huge increases in number of views and downloads. The problem is that the collection only features… Continue reading

WIP 002: Flexy Tree

Here is another Work in Progress post. Text file is filling up with ideas. I’m using iA Writer to post a draft directly into WordPress which is pretty cool. Saves a step or… Continue reading

WIP 001: Stamp Attack

Warning: This post documents Work In Progress. If you want a polished product, this is not the post you are looking for. Learn more in WIP 000. Welcome to WIP 001 a first… Continue reading

Othermill Update

Othermachine recently posted a Fall Othermill Project Roundup http://blog.othermachine.co/fall-othermill-project-roundup which curated social media photos related to the Othermill desktop CNC by Othermachine. The project roundup had photos from some of my favorite digital fabrication friends including… Continue reading

VSTE 16 Presentations

The VSTE 16 conference in Virginia Beach this week was a great deal of fun packed with information about integrating technology into education. I gave two presentations and ran a pop-up demo with… Continue reading

Lesson Plan: 3D Printed Lithophane

I submitted the following, Lesson Plan: 3D Printed Lithophane, as a last minute entry into the FormLabs: Innovate and Educate Challenge in hopes of winning a Form 2 resin 3D printer. Entries composed of a lesson… Continue reading

Dominion Makerspace Build Out Video

It has been a pretty crazy few months building out and opening the Dominion Makerspace. One of the requirements for the CTE Makeover Challenge winners was to create a short video to be… Continue reading

FabLearn Fellowship Application

Applications for the 2016-2017 Stanford FabLearn Fellows Program are open until July 15, 2016. http://fablearn.stanford.edu/fellows-new/stanford2016/ I applied for the program previously but was relatively new to maker education at the time. Since my last… Continue reading

Make48: Design Time

Over the June 10th-12th weekend, a horde of inventors descended on the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History for the Make48 competition. The challenge for the DC event was eco-friendly household products centered… Continue reading

Brainstorming with Jimmy DiResta

This is an open letter to Jimmy DiResta, he is one of my maker heroes. Check out his channel on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/jimmydiresta/ and check out his podcast http://makingitpodcast.com/. Dear Jimmy, I name dropped you in a tweet but… Continue reading

Winner: CTE Makeover Challenge

Woot! My school has been honored as a prize winner in the CTE Makeover Challenge from the U.S. Department of Education. We are winning $20,000 and a share of in-kind prizes from the $375,000+… Continue reading