Category Archive: Software

STL to USDZ Conversion

Apple, in partnership with Pixar,  has announced a new USDZ file format for AR content. Adobe has stated that their Creative Cloud software will be supporting USDZ natively. I’m very interested in converting… Continue reading

Microsoft MakeCode – MEF17

Jacqueline Russell, MakeCode Project Manager, shares Microsoft MakeCode at Make: Education Forum 2017. Drag and drop programming that supports variety of hardware including micro:bit, Adafruit Circuit Playground Express, Chibi Chip, Minecraft, Sparkfun Makers… 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

Help! Maker Project Chaos

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

Experiment in Sharing 3D Printing Design in iBook

One of my motivations to work at STEM camp last summer was to purchase a Mac computer so that I could use iBooks Author. I had several projects in mind including helping a… Continue reading

Photogrammetry: Capturing 3D Images – VSTE 2013

Links and materials for Photogrammetry: Capturing 3D Images – VSTE 2013 session. December 8th, 11-12, Crystal Lobby -Hackerspace. Learn to capture 3D images using 123D Catch on IOS device or on digital cameras and… Continue reading

3D Printing Research Links

The following are links that may be of interest to students researching 3D Printing, specifically to projects incorporating consumer/hobby level , Fused Filament Modeling (FFM) style, printers. –A History of RepRap Development –Open… Continue reading

Foldable Rectangular Prism: Visual Tinkercad Tutorial

The foldable rectangular prism is a 3D printable manipulative for students to explore the properties of a geometric figure. The design was created in Tinkercad which is an easy to use and powerful design… Continue reading