What’s in Your Makerspace?

A common question I hear from fellow maker educators is, “What’s in your makerspace?” My school is one of 10 winners of the US Department of Education’s CTE Makeover Challenge so my answer is… Continue reading

Giving a Makerspace

Today, my friend Nichole Thomas @MrsThomasTRT and I gave away a Super Deluxe Makerspace Starter Kit to a colleague. @DesignMakeTeach #lcpstrts helping TRTs. Maker space starter kit presentation. pic.twitter.com/51WKKErqMf — Joe Schwarz (@RVH_TRT)… Continue reading

Mystery Artifact Lesson

What is this object? What does it do? What is its historical significance and value? You are professional appraiser brought in as an expert by shows such as Antiques Roadshow, American Pickers and… Continue reading

Greater America : A 3D Portrait

Greater America is a portrait of America transformed. This really great 3D artwork showcases our future. Made in America, this piece is rendered in patriotic red, white and blue. To the east and west the blue states are… Continue reading

WIP 003: All About Sharing

Problem: How do students share their 3D designs with the world? I’m a 3D printing enthusiast in the world of education and believe me when I say I understand the challenges of classroom… Continue reading

Designs for Diversity and Equality

Design Challenge – MLK 2017

Thingiverse recently added MLK as a Featured Collection on their front page. Designs in a featured collection receive huge increases in number of views and downloads. The problem is that the collection only features… Continue reading

2016 Year End Wrap Up

Looking back, it has been a great year and I am very thankful for all the great experiences and have been luckier than I deserve. DesignMakeTeach.com has seen a modest growth in 2016 with… Continue reading

Giving as a Core Value

Whenever I go to a conference or a maker event, I bring gifts. A small topo map of Virginia for the FabLearn conference, makerspace starter kits and business card flashlights for education conferences… Continue reading

WIP 002: Flexy Tree

Here is another Work in Progress post. Text file is filling up with ideas. I’m using iA Writer to post a draft directly into WordPress which is pretty cool. Saves a step or… Continue reading

WIP 001: Stamp Attack

Warning: This post documents Work In Progress. If you want a polished product, this is not the post you are looking for. Learn more in WIP 000. Welcome to WIP 001 a first… Continue reading

Othermill Update

Othermachine recently posted a Fall Othermill Project Roundup http://blog.othermachine.co/fall-othermill-project-roundup which curated social media photos related to the Othermill desktop CNC by Othermachine. The project roundup had photos from some of my favorite digital fabrication friends including… Continue reading