Category Archive: Make

Brainstorm: Hispanic Heritage Month Maker Challenge

National Hispanic Heritage Month is a recognition of Hispanic and Latino American contributions to the United States as well as a celebration of Hispanic/Latino culture and heritage. The celebration runs from September 15 through October… Continue reading

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

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

Featured on Thingiverse: A Look at the Stats

My MOM Gimbal – Print in Place design was featured on Thingiverse on May 8th, 2015. The design is a remix of a Parametric Gimbal model by Bluebie. The small star icon of a Thingiverse… 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

Designing Solutions to a Global Health Crisis in the MakerEd Classroom

Challenge your students to design a solution to a health crisis in this simulation of a global health initiative. Students are asked to collect data to determine the scope of the problem, design… Continue reading

3D Design: Personalize a Gimbal

Personalizing an existing model is a great introduction to 3D design. It gives budding designers an opportunity to explore a well-designed working model. Teachers and workshop presenters are often under time constraints when… Continue reading

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

3D Printing for the Art Classroom

This is a story in which a hobbyist prepares to talk to Art students about 3D printing, a task for which he is totally unqualified. As a teacher by trade, he starts with… Continue reading

PechaKucha Night D.C. – Vol. 19

I recently presented at a PechaKucha night in Washington D.C. with the theme Elements of Science & Design: Stories of Inspiration. It was a great experience and I wanted to share some lessons learned. PechaKucha… Continue reading

TSTT Live Blog: Thursday 1/30, 9AM – Noon

Welcome to an experimental live blog of a workshop for a group of Today’s Students, Tomorrow’s Teachers. #TSTT #edtech Tune in Thursday, 1/30, from 9 AM-Noon Read Day 2 Blog here Theme: Media and Technology Literacy. The… Continue reading