Category Archive: Make

Help Spend $1,299 on littleBits

Hey MakerEd Friends! Help me spend $1,299 at the littleBits store. My school was one of the CTE Makeover Challenge winners. We budgeted $1,299 for a STEAM Education Class Pack which has dropped in price… 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

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

Help! Maker Project Chaos

Help! My Maker Projects are in Chaos! Digital files & prints scattered everywhere. How do you manage?

3D Printing Easter Eggs

Holidays are a great opportunity for makers to challenge themselves to create new designs and try new techniques and then share them with the world. Every holiday is an evergreen design challenge that… Continue reading

When You See Stars Wars Think My Content Area VSTE15

I’m in my hotel room in Roanoke, VA cutting out Yoda snow flakes on a Cameo Silhouette cutting plotter. I’m preparing for the opening of the annual Virginia Society for Technology in Education (VSTE)… Continue reading

3D Printed Negative Integer Dice

Students design 3D printed Negative Integer Dice in Tinkercad for an ELL teacher.

Make: Education Forum 2015

I had the privilege of being part of the Make: Education Forum during World Maker Faire 2015 in New York. I was on the Making in Schools panel with a talented group of… Continue reading

3D Printing in the Classroom: Maker Faire NY 2015

A big thanks to World Maker Faire New York 2015 for allowing me to share my story of 3D Printing in the Classroom http://makerfaire.com/maker/entry/52069/ The purpose of the presentation is to share a snapshots… Continue reading

Making Connections at Maker Faire Week

Maker Faire Week runs from Thursday, September 24th to Sunday, September 27th and encompasses MakerCon, Make: Education Forum and World Maker Faire New York. http://makerfaire.com/new-york-2015/maker-faire-week/ I have a ton of people to make… Continue reading

Experimenting with Stainless Steel Filament

Experiments with Stainless Steel filament from Proto-Pasta.  Find out more about this metal infused filament here. http://www.proto-pasta.com/pages/stainless-steel-pla Be aware that the filament is highly abrasive and can wear out your nozzle quickly. See my polishing… Continue reading