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

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

3DP TEOTWAKI

I’ve been asked by a fellow teacher to comment on an article that falls broadly under the category of 3D Printing: The End Of The World As We Know It.  The premise of… Continue reading

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

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