Category Archive: Makerspace

Your Makerspace Should Be On Amazon

Creating sustainable makerspaces is difficult and makerspaces need to use every trick available. Here are some ideas for leveraging Amazon to support your makerspace. Wishlist: You should have a makerspace wishlist with items… Continue reading

CMK18 – Eat to Learn

[First in a series of posts reflecting on my experiences at Constructing Modern Knowledge (CMK) 2018 in Manchester, NH. CMK is billed as “a minds-on institute for educators committed to creativity, collaboration and… Continue reading

Brainstorming: Makerspace AI

MakerEd superstar Jaymes Dec posed an interesting question, “What does an AI augmented makerspace look, sound, or feel like?” Here is some of my brainstorming. The Makerspace AI monitors the environmental conditions including… Continue reading

Makerspace Starter Kit 2018

The Makerspace Starter Kit has been updated for 2018! Now in handy business card size for your next MakerEd workshop or professional development event. In three, ready-to-print formats that you are free to… Continue reading

Mini MakerEd Workshop Kit

Problem: How do you deliver an effective MakerEd workshop with minimal materials and cost? Solution: A mini MakerEd workshop kit that costs under $3 per participant and uses simple materials for participants to explore… Continue reading

Physical Computing Maker Cart – InfyMakers Submission

I applied to the InfyMakers Award Contest yesterday. http://www.infymakers.com/ Here is the proposal for the Physical Computing Maker Cart. What suggestions do you have for supplies, lessons, activities, resources and challenges?Leave your reply in the… Continue reading

Featured at TCEA

I’m in Austin, Texas this week for TCEA and honored to be a featured presenter talking maker education and digital fabrication. I have six different sessions. Links to all the resources for each… Continue reading

Looking Ahead to TCEA

I’m looking forward to the upcoming TCEA conference February 5-9th in Austin, Texas. I have been invited to be a featured presenter sharing what I’ve learned about maker education and digital fabrication over the… Continue reading

Formlabs Prize Unboxing & Maker Education Contests

3 MakerEd focused & a bonus 3D printer contest

Dremel LC40 Laser Cutter – MFNY17

Dremel has announced the launch of the Dremel LC40 Laser Cutter at Maker Faire New York 2017. The LC40 is expected to launch in the Summer of 2018 with price TBD. John Kavanah… Continue reading

Make: Education Forum 2017

Live blogging from the Make: Education Forum at the NY Hall of Science, Friday, September 22, 2017. Dale Dougherty Quiet moment of preparation before the @make Education Forum begins @dalepd #MEF17 pic.twitter.com/HNIJLGBBKz —… Continue reading

#MakersOfColor – Diversity in Maker Education

Makers of Color sharing their stories about the importance of diversity in making and maker education. #MakersOfColor A curated Makers Of Color playlist is available at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLNzMzi6xJyxQRIzZIDhWaDonb4Hh2ni6U Suggestions for videos to add to… Continue reading