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The new rules for crafters, hackers and tinkerers - The Globe and Mail

The new rules for crafters, hackers and tinkerers - The Globe and Mail | Tinkering and Innovating in Education | Scoop.it

"The Maker Movement Manifesto: In the spirit of making, I strongly suggest that you take this manifesto, make changes to it, and make it your own. That is the point of making." --Mark Hatch is CEO of TechShop, a membership-based, do-it-yourself (DIY) makrerspace.

 

Brief List explained more in the book!
1. MAKE
2. SHARE
3. GIVE
4. LEARN
5. TOOL UP
6. PLAY
7. PARTICIPATE

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The book is a great starting point for learning about the Maker Movement. Mark does a very nice overview in his article cited here.

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Art Museums Better Hurry Up and Get Ready for the Future of 3D Printing

Art Museums Better Hurry Up and Get Ready for the Future of 3D Printing | Tinkering and Innovating in Education | Scoop.it

"In his living room in San Diego right now, Cosmo Wenman has two life-sized reproductions of the British Museum’s Head of a Horse of Selene, a magnificently life-like sculpture with nostrils flared that dates to around 432 B.C. The original in Britain is made of marble, about three feet end-to-end. Wenman's copies, created with an older digital camera and a MakerBot 3D printer, are clearly reproductions as soon as you lift them up. Created out of plastic, coated in a bronze patina, they weigh about 8 pounds each." from source: http://www.theatlanticcities.com

 

-- EMILY BADGER JUN 20, 2013

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ghbrett's curator insight, July 1, 2013 10:44 AM

It was a matter of time before not only 3D printer folk began broadening their use of the printers, but also that the media would begin to notice. I am pleased to see that the 3D printer is sensitive to copyright issues about the works that he is creating. Living in the Washington, DC, USA area for years I have seen many cheap plaster recreations of statues, buildings, and historical people for sale on the streets. Much like the pantograph allowed plain people to "copy" drawings, photographs to "copy" paintings, copy machines to "copy" books and papers, and scanners to "copy" almost any 2D material from photographs to currency. 3D printers will become yet another technology of un-intended consequences due to the fact that people thinking out of the box or who have not read the manual will use the 3D printers to make stuff that suits their needs or fancies. It will be a time of invention, legal turf fighting, and disruption. Here we go again.

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Maker Scouts

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"The Maker Scouts is a weekly scouting program for young children (4-10) who are ready and interested in Tinkering and Making with different materials and tools. The Maker Scouts program provides young Makers learning opportunities in STEAM education through four 12 week sessions, each of which focus on critical thinking, design, and building with hand-on activities.

 

Activities are designed to help the youngest makers become safe, proficient users of making tools and materials on their way to discovering their passion and language of self expression. The program also provides young people learning opportunities that foster the core values of the Innovator Mindset– embracing failure, frustration tolerance, communication, collaboration, creativity and empathy." from source: http://www.makerscouts.org/

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This is a project of the Exploratory. Here is their comment on the Maker Scouts project and their mission:

 

"Maker Scouts International is a project of The Exploratory. Our mission is to build a sustainable future for our children by providing STEAM ( Science, Technology, Engineering Art and Math ) learning opportunities through hands-on Tinkering and Making explorations and projects.

 

The Exploratory provides children opportunities to sustain the love of discovery, celebrate the rigors of inquisitive, joyful learning and become students of innovation, prepared to solve future global challenges through hands on Making and Tinkering. We offer Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math after school programs, educator workshops, classes, public events, camps, early education programs, birthday parties and online content." http://www.theexploratory.com/

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Why public libraries should follow Chicago's lead and build maker labs

Why public libraries should follow Chicago's lead and build maker labs | Tinkering and Innovating in Education | Scoop.it

"... That made it especially exciting to hear that Chicago opened a maker lab in one of its public libraries today. Most maker spaces carry a membership fee of $50-200 a month or are located in an institution like a university, where you are required to be a student or staff member to access equipment. A free lab that is open to the public is a novel concept that will hopefully be a lot more common in the future.

 

The lab at Chicago Public Library’s Harold Washington Library Center will stock three MakerBot Replicator 2 3D printers, two laser cutters, a milling machine and a vinyl cutter, plus a selection of software. A $249,999 grant will sustain its operation through the end of 2013, at which point it will be re-evaluated. The city will also consider adding maker spaces to other library locations." from source: http://gigaom.com/

#library #libraries #MakerSpace #tinkering #digitaldivide #innovation

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ghbrett's curator insight, July 10, 2013 1:40 PM

This is another example of a growing movement in the re-inventing of Libraries in a Digital World. Some traditional people still think of books, reference support, children's hour readings. Whereas other public libraries have experimented with different services such as cafe areas, study carrels with glass walls for tutoring, checking out garden tools, and of course now the ability to check out Digital Media (e.g., eBooks, eMagazines, and music). So, this role in supporting public access to the tools of the Maker Movement early on is a critical activity. In my opinion this is critical to an early solution to the problem of the Digital Divide that kept people who didn't have understanding of or access to computing and networks from accessing internet resources. 

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Logo Test by A. Martino

This is a test of the robot basic movement made by A. Martino at the factory where the Arduino Robot will be manufactured.

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Maker Faire - Wikipedia

Maker Faire is an event created by Make magazine to "celebrate arts, crafts, engineering, science projects and the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) mindset".

Flagship Maker Faires are held in San Mateo, California, Detroit and New York. The New York Maker Faire is also known as "World Maker Faire".[1]

Upcoming Maker Faires[2]

"Maker Faire is an event created by Make magazine to "celebrate arts, crafts, engineering, science projects and the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) mindset"."  -- from the source: http://en.wikipedia.org/

 

ghbrett's insight:

 Attending one of these events would certainly introduce one to tinkering and making. The results could be creating your own local Maker Faire or setup a MakerPlace.

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