Category Archive: Hardware

Make: Magazine’s Digital Fabrication Shootout: Live Blog

I’m in San Francisco to participate in Make: Magazine’s Digital Fabrication Shootout. The public can attend a Post-3D Printer Testing Weekend Q&A on Sunday from 3-5pm. http://www.meetup.com/MakeMagazine/events/224149663/ Last year, the 3D Printer Shootout was held… Continue reading

Adding Color to Your 3D Prints – Tips and Techniques

Natural PLA is transparent and is difficult to photograph or see details. Natural ABS is a soft beige color or slightly transparent. The easiest way to increase your color options is to buy… Continue reading

STEM Camp 2015: Tweets from the Makerspace

Student explaining trap for Chinese Mitten Crab #InvasiveSpecies @chesapeakebay #cubelets @modrobotics #STEM pic.twitter.com/h83L4KOkCN — Design Make Teach (@DesignMakeTeach) July 10, 2015 Nutria trap: invasive species #STEM camp #Makerspace pic.twitter.com/xIxCSsgrh8 — Design Make Teach… Continue reading

ISTE 2015: Geeking Out with 3Doodler

3Doodler was at the ISTE 2015 Vendor Expo showing off their newest 3D pen the 3Doodler 2.0. There were several artists at the booth lazily making models out of plastic. Some impressive hand… Continue reading

ISTE 2015: Looking for Love from littleBits

One of my favorite parts of ISTE 2015 was visiting the Vendor Hall. I love technology and I love exploring the impact of innovative new technologies on student learning. Maker education, makerspaces and… Continue reading

Printrbot Metal Plus Unboxing

I unboxed my personal Printrbot Metal Plus with heated bed this weekend and have been sharing photos and initial impressions on Instagram. This is a recap for the purpose of easy reference on… Continue reading

Laser Cutting Printrbot 3D Printers via Inkscape

I support a host of laser cut Printrbots including a Printrbot Jr, Printrbot LC, Printrbot Plus and Printrbot Makers kit. These printers vary widely in condition. The Printbot Jr was used extensively for… Continue reading

Print It Forward: 3D Printer Fundraising Kit

Update: Applications due November 14th. https://designmaketeach.com/2014/11/01/print-it-forward-applications-due-november-14th/ Do you want a 3D printer for your school or classroom? Do you want your students to have the power to turn their ideas into reality? Is cost… Continue reading

Mobile Makerspace Grant Proposal

I just applied for a $20K grant for my Mobile Makerspace concept. While I’ve been working on the idea for more than a year, if you count my first mobile makerspace prototypes, I didn’t start… 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

Proof of Concept: Interactive Art Synthesizer

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