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

Brainstorm: SXSWedu 2016 Proposal

Let’s start out by saying, I don’t really know why I would go to the SXSWedu education conference. http://sxswedu.com/about It is far away, I’d have to pay out of pocket, and I’m probably… 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

Brainstorm: Figment DC 2015 Proposal

Saw a tweet today from a local makerspace linking to Figment DC, a participatory and interactive art show. http://dc.figmentproject.org/ As a teacher advocating for maker education in schools, I often present at conferences, workshops and maker events. In my… 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: 3D Printing Vendors

ISTE 2015 is one of the biggest EdTech showcases of the year with hundred of companies showing their wares to over 14,000 attendees. 2015 saw a horde of 3D printing vendors in Philadelphia… Continue reading

ISTE 2015: 3D Printing in the Classroom

Here are the materials to go with my 3D Printing in the Classroom presentation at ISTE 2015 in Philadelphia. ISTE 15 – 3D Printing in the Classroom (pdf) presentation ISTE 3DPrintinginthe Classroom (pdf)… Continue reading

Design Challenge: Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Challenge: Design and fabricate a Chesapeake Bay Watershed terrain model. A few months ago, I was asked by a teacher to 3D print a terrain model of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed for a… 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

ISTE15: Print It Forward: 3D Printer Fundraising Kit

Hey ISTE 2015 participants! 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 the… Continue reading

ISTE15: Free Makerspace Starter Kit at Knights of Make-A-Lot Panel

The Knights of Make-A-Lot will be presenting a panel on maker programs, Tuesday, June 30, 12:30–1:30 pm in PCC 125. https://www.isteconference.org/2015/?id=94335470 We will be giving away free Makerspace Starter kits which include free tools and… 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