3D Model: Flexy Washington Monument

Flexy Washington Monument Fun flexible Washington Monument. Part of my flexy buildings and monuments series. The flexy models are an exploration of the properties of PLA that allow it to bend small amounts without breaking.… Continue reading

3D Model: Flexy Empire State Building

Flexy Empire State Building Fun flexible Empire State Building. Part of my flexy buildings and monuments series. The flexy models are an exploration of the properties of PLA that allow it to bend small… Continue reading

WIP 004: Getting Things Done

This week’s Work In Progress has a number of ideas for articles and designs that I managed to publish before uploading this post. The time from idea to product is getting shorter. I’m approaching… Continue reading

Stuff for Cutting Cardboard

My daughter’s class is doing some sort of maker project and the teacher asked for students to bring in stacks of cardboard. To be helpful I grabbed a few shears from my personal… Continue reading

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