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Tesla Coil Auto-Winder

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Tesla coils are awesome. But if you’ve ever built one, you know how tedious winding the secondary coil is. So [Krux] decided to build a machine to do it for him.
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3D Printing with Wood Filament - Looks, Smells & Feels like Wood

Follow me @ http://twitter.barnnerd.com -&- http://facebook.barnnerd.com What's up Nerdgasm fans! Today I'm doing something brand new I've never done before....
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NJ State Library and LibraryLinkNJ Partner to Launch Makerspace Projects Statewide

NJ State Library and LibraryLinkNJ Partner to Launch Makerspace Projects Statewide | Maker Stuff | Scoop.it
NJ State Library and @LibraryLinkNJ Partner to Launch Makerspace Projects Statewide: http://t.co/cVI1rp2qKD
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Scratchbuilt 3D Printer- Reprap Prusa i3

Here is my homemade 3D printer. Built from the Reprap Prusa i3 open-source project which can be found at https://github.com/josefprusa/Prusa3. This is the bo...
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faBrickation: Combining Lego and 3D Printing

faBrickation: Combining Lego and 3D Printing | Maker Stuff | Scoop.it
While 3D printing gives you the ability to fabricate completely custom parts, it does have some drawbacks. One issue is the time and cost of printing large volumes. Often these structures are simple, and do not require ...
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Father and Son Have a Blast with Custom Raygun Build

Father and Son Have a Blast with Custom Raygun Build | Maker Stuff | Scoop.it
NYC-based MAKE community member Genji Siraisi and his son Desmond had a lot of fun building and modifying the Raygun Vector Weapon project from MAKE Volume 35.Read more on MAKE
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Open Source EMG Biosensor Coming to a Muscle Near You

Open Source EMG Biosensor Coming to a Muscle Near You | Maker Stuff | Scoop.it
Until now, EMG equipment has been expensive and complicated. FlexVolt is hoping to make the technology accessible to anyone for under $100.Read more on MAKE
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Open Hardware Exploration at NEEMO16

Open Hardware Exploration at NEEMO16 | Maker Stuff | Scoop.it
It is an amazing rapid prototyping environment that is like a Hackathon on the ocean floor. In April, we had the chance to meet Eric Stackpole and David Lang at the International Space Apps Challenge.
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The Maker Movement and the Rebirth of Constructionism

The Maker Movement and the Rebirth of Constructionism | Maker Stuff | Scoop.it
The culmination of my quest for more powerful learning grounded in theory and research came when recently I conducted an experiment in pushing constructionism into the digital age.

 

Constructionism is based on two types of construction. First, it asserts that learning is an active process, in which people actively construct knowledge from their experience in the world. People don’t get ideas; they make them. This aspect of construction comes from the constructivist theory of knowledge development by Jean Piaget. To Piaget’s concept, Papert added another type of construction, arguing that people construct new knowledge with particular effectiveness when they are engaged in constructing personally meaningful products.

Imagine my surprise and joy when I realized that I had arrived at constructionism prior to knowing that such a theory even existed. I believe that thousands of other educators are unknowingly working within the constructionist paradigm as well. Although many within the Maker movement are aware that it has it’s roots in constructionism, the movement is gaining impressive momentum without the majority of Makers realizing that there is a strong theoretical foundation behind their work.

 

After I came to understand this connection between my practices and the supporting theoretical framework I was better able to focus and refine my practice. Even more importantly, I felt more confident and powerful in forging ahead with further experiments in the learning situations I design for my learners.

 


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My buddy just got a @makerbot. What should I make?

My buddy just got a @makerbot. What should I make? | Maker Stuff | Scoop.it
A fresh post for you from BNIco | My buddy just got a @makerbot. What should I make? Ha ha -... http://t.co/0EDXvAp7cW
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Nancy Pelosi: 'I'm in awe' of the maker movement

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Nancy Pelosi: 'I'm in awe' of the maker movement
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When he spotted a business card for TechShop in the shelter's garbage bin, it seemed like a sign.
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Roarockit DIY Skateboard Kits

Roarockit DIY Skateboard Kits | Maker Stuff | Scoop.it
How has our small, Toronto-based do-it-yourself business survived over the past 12 years? We take great pride in making board building as accessible as possible.
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Best Paper Plane Ever Uses Only Manilla Folders and Glue

Best Paper Plane Ever Uses Only Manilla Folders and Glue | Maker Stuff | Scoop.it
It took five years, a lot of manilla folders and glue, and tremendous patience, but designer Luca Iaconi-Stewart finally completed his 1:60-scale replica of a 777 jetliner.
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The 8 Bit Harmonica Blows In From Japan

The 8 Bit Harmonica Blows In From Japan | Maker Stuff | Scoop.it
From [Basami Sentaku] in Japan comes this 8bit harmonica. [Basami] must remember those golden days of playing Famicom (or Nintendo Entertainment System for non-Japanese players). As the systems aged, the contacts would spread.
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The Concoctory Denver - 3D Printing

The Concoctory is a Denver creative space for hackers, makers, crafters, artists, budding electronics enthusiasts, the simply curious, and everyone in betwee...
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HackerSpaces and the DIY community

HackerSpaces and DIY community Off-Topic. ... How many people know about Hacker-Spaces and the DIY Maker movement? Chances are there is a ... Here is the mission statement of my hacker space so you get a general idea what its about: A non-profit ...
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RepRap Simpson - Experimental Arm Drives

I tested the xDrive and the Gear Drive. The gear drive smashed all my expectations. I seriously didn't think it would work. Now, I am sure that my Beta Simps...
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3D Printing World Expo

3D Printing World Expo | Maker Stuff | Scoop.it
A non-profit member driven community space for makers, tinkerers and DIYers of all ages to create and collaborate. (.
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Hacking in Downtown Las Vegas

Hacking in Downtown Las Vegas | Maker Stuff | Scoop.it
Whenever I'm visiting a city, I try to arrange my trip to visit the local hackerspace. This past week I was in Las Vegas, touring Zappos and the Downtown Project and a visit to SYN Shop, the Las Vegas hackerspace was high on my list.
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The Story of Toothpick Engineer Stan Munro

The Story of Toothpick Engineer Stan Munro | Maker Stuff | Scoop.it
When people marvel ask Stan Munro how he has the patience to create his elaborate sculptures, he says it's by taking one day at a time, very much how he and his wife Suzi were able to work through the toughest parts of her illness.
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Bre Pettis Of MakerBot: From Living Off Ramen To Creating A $400M Company

Bre Pettis Of MakerBot: From Living Off Ramen To Creating A $400M Company | Maker Stuff | Scoop.it
This company has made 3D printing at home a snap for hobbyists and professionals everywhere. But getting it to market wasn't so easy.
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How Arduino Is Becoming The World's Social Network For Hackers And Makers

How Arduino Is Becoming The World's Social Network For Hackers And Makers | Maker Stuff | Scoop.it
How the microcontroller platform's project database is becoming more social like Pinterest.
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Fantastic Fly-In: MAKE’s Homegrown Drones Meetup is a Hit

Fantastic Fly-In: MAKE’s Homegrown Drones Meetup is a Hit | Maker Stuff | Scoop.it
Our drones meetup offered a huge turnout of pilots and enthusiasts, and showed everyone some of the latest, coolest developments in flying machinery.Read more on MAKE
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Installing Puppet 3 in a BeagleBone or Raspberry Pi

Installing Puppet 3 in a BeagleBone or Raspberry Pi | Maker Stuff | Scoop.it
I am a proud owner of a NinjaBlocks device that I use to control my home (blinds, hot water, heater, presence detection,...), welcome to the Internet of Things! But that's a story for next posts, t...
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