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

Catching Up with DesignMakeTeach

The DesignMakeTeach blog was pretty quiet this summer. You would be forgiven for thinking that it was because I was taking a leisurely summer break. Actually it was the opposite, all because of the… 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

A 3D Printer in Every School

In the past few weeks I’ve seen several requests from educators looking for information to help convince someone to fund a 3D printer in their school. I haven’t been able to find any… Continue reading

Interactive Art Synthesizer – Color Palette Test

Work in progress of Interactive Art Synthesizer project with Artist Isaac Budmen. Each graphic element has 3 costumes programmed in Scratch. Primary – Secondary – Tertiary color for each element. Interface will be… Continue reading

MakeyMakey Demonstration ISTE 2014

Video of MakeyMakey demonstration at the Maker’s Playground during ISTE 2014. Video courtesy of Vicki Davis, @coolcatteacher, http://www.coolcatteacher.com/ The Makerspace Starter Kit in the video can be found at https://designmaketeach.com/2014/04/07/makerspace-starter-kit/

Proof of Concept: Interactive Art Synthesizer

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

3D Printing Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol’s Signature, 2014 Josh Ajima (American, Born 1972) 3D Printed in PLA Plastic Campbell’s, 1985 by Andy Warhol found at http://studioforcreativeinquiry.org/events/warhol-discovery was used as a visual reference for this piece. Campbell’s, 1985 Andy… Continue reading

Happy 1 Year: Reader Give Away!

WordPress emailed me a reminder that I started the DesignMakeTeach.com blog 1 year ago today. To celebrate, I am giving away a Limited Edition Nerd Card or a Deluxe Makerspace starter kit. Leave… Continue reading

Fujita Scale: 3D Design Challenge

The Fujita Scale 3D Design Challenge is to create a series of 3D printable models that illustrate the categories of tornado damage from F0-F5. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fujita_scale  Entries will be judged on 3 Criteria: –Accuracy: Do the… Continue reading

Makerspace Starter Kit

Congratulations! You are now the proud owner of a Makerspace. The Makerspace Starter Kit includes: Makerspace Welcome Letter (pdf) Makerspace Starter Kit (pdf) Mini Maker Notebook (pdf) If the links above don’t work… Continue reading