>> Archive of my Scoops from all sources plus Scoops that I have not posted to other social sites. In an effort to lessen the sense that I am spamming people, I am beginning to post more of my Scoops from all sections on my blog at http://ghbrett.org Soon I hope to get some advice on doing a better job of archiving the content into the topical sections on the site as well.
"This incredibly realistic painting of Morgan Freeman was created with just one finger on an iPad Air, all in one layer.
Artist Kyle Lambert is a trained oil painter and illustrator from the UK who uses his YouTube account to upload time-lapses of his impressive iPad painting projects, frequently choosing celebrities such as Freeman for his subjects.
Lambert told Mashable the painting took a month to create using the iPad app Procreate."
"Brief lecture by James Hennessey (US), Designer, Prof. Emeritus Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands and co-author of Nomadic Furniture 1 & 2: followed by a talk with Alison J. Clarke, professor for History and Theory of Design, University of Applied Arts Vienna, director, Victor J. Papanek Foundation, Vienna (held in English) in the exhibition.
In cooperation with the Victor J. Papanek Foundation and the University of Applied Arts Vienna" Source: http://mak.at
The Nomadic Furniture Books have been among my favorites for years. You can find them now at http://amzn.to/IjTY8k James and Victor are my two heros!!
Maker Day debuted at UBC Okanagan's Innovative Learning Centre (ILC) November 2, 2013, where educators designed and tinkered to explore how 'making' can be integrated into elementary classrooms. The Industry Training Authority (ITA) will be pilotingMaker Days at elementary and high schools in BC starting early December 2013.
The Maker movement encourages a shift in learning, helping educators introduce working with their hands and trades and technology to students as young as five."
After the super slick Ex1 circuit board 3D printer, say hello to Circuit Scribe: another Kickstarter project aiming to make it easier to prototype electronics by doing away with breadboards and soldering.
"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
The book is a great starting point for learning about the Maker Movement. Mark does a very nice overview in his article cited here.
"As 3Doodler draws, it extrudes heated plastic, which quickly cools and solidifies into a strong stable structure. This allows you to build an infinite variety of shapes and items with ease! Most people will instantly be able to trace objects on paper, and after only a few hours of practice you will be able to make far more intricate objects.
There are many ways 3Doodler can be used. 3Doodles can be created as flat forms and peeled off a piece of paper, as freestyle 3D objects, or in separate parts, ready to be joined together using the 3Doodler. The creative opportunities are endless. See our Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Google+ pages for our latest creations!"
I signed up for one of these which should be delivered sometime in November. I think of this as one of the cheapest ways to get into 3D printing. I have seen at least one article about a person connecting their 3Doodler to a CNC machine and using it as a more traditional additive 3D printer. I can't wait to get mine. I already have some ideas what to do with it. BTW on the site there are links to blogs and other pages that demonstrate how other artists and tinkerers are using their 3Doodlers.
MakerBot Academy -- and 3D tinkering -- heading to classrooms New York Business Journal Pettis, who sold MakerBot to Stratasys in June in a stock deal valued at about $403 million, also said he personally will pay to place a MakerBot 3D printer in...
ATOMS Hits the Market, Right in Time for the Holidays 4-traders (press release) Right in time for holiday gift giving, Seamless Toy Company announced today that ATOMS, the smart building blocks that captured the imagination of Kickstarter backers...
What education can learn from the local foods movement Bangor Daily News As industrial farming depletes the soil of nutrients, industrial education strips our children of their imagination, for industrial education and farming both value...
Have you ever been annoyed by an everyday household glitch? Maybe the dishwasher doesn’t dry your plastics completely. Perhaps you’re tired of waiting the 20 seconds or so it takes your shower water to heat up.
A family member asked me to make a custom part for a costume. The process was relatively easy, with one major snag.
...I read that 123D Design, a computer aided design program I have been working with, can turn an SVG vector file into a 3D shape. I used one of the many slightly shady sites available online to turn my JPG into an SVG and then loaded that into 123D.
It worked! The 2D image appeared. I used the “pull” tool to grab it and drag up its walls, turning it into a virtual 3D object"
It has been this way with technology for a long time. I remember vaguely that my Wordstar for Apple CP/M was a ring binder with fewer than 20 pages. So either you sort it out or start contacting people who might know. It is a learning process. Articles like this are great because the learning is being shared freely. Thanks!
"There’s lots of online love for this GoldieBlox commercial (hat tip to Katy Waldman at Slate), with its Rube Goldberg use of dozens of pink toys and renegade rewrite of the Beastie Boys’ “Girls” song:
You think you know what we want, GIRLS Pink and pretty it’s GIRLS Just like the ’50s it’s GIRLS You like to buy us pink TOYS And everything else is for BOYS And you can always get us DOLLS And we’ll grow up like them… FALSE!
You have to love the message, and many people love the toy, the book and the idea behind them as well.
But what else is out there in fun building, engineering and robotics gifts for girls (and boys) who want to open a present on Hanukkah or Christmas that they can do something with, especially if they’re a little past the GoldieBlox stage? "
"Meet WildFire, an Arduino-compatible board for serious network and Internet-connected applications by our friends at Wicked Device, now available in theMaker Shed. Typically, connecting your Arduino to the internet requires at least one shield. Once assembled, the base network software often leaves little room for actual application code and many of the available Arduino I/O pins are used up. Thanks to WildFire’s onboard TI CC3000 Wi-Fi module, the increased memory size of the ATmega1284p processor and a MicroSD Card slot, you can create applications with larger data requirements and greater I/O needs. In addition, the free TI SmartConfig mobile app allows you or your users to configure WildFire networking wirelessly, without having to edit and upload new system code. How convenient!
Some example applications with this board include internet-connected sensor networks, data logging, and embedded web servers. Head over to the Shedproduct page for more information and the Wicked Device WildFire page for tutorials, quickstart instructions and more. We’re happy to be a part of this new push to make it easier to connect your projects to the internet, and are excited to see what you create with boards like the WildFire."
There is a growing emergence of these small boards. It will be interesting to see how they will be used.
Slate Magazine (blog): "You Shouldn't Fear Do-It-Yourself Biotech Slate Magazine (blog) Yes, risks still do exist, but the inflated debate about dangers overshadows the movement's potential to contribute to the education and inspiration to future...
In 2010, the White House put forth a commission report on the Ethics of Synthetic Biology. It recommended that the Executive Office “should identify and widely disseminate strategies to promote overall scientific and ethical literacy, particularly as related to synthetic biology, among all age groups.” The DIYbio movement should be included in those strategies.
Genspace, for example, has taught hundreds of people in its classes and workshops—from high schoolers, to Wall Street investors, to clothing designers, to bartenders. Other labs burgeoning around the country do the same. Our members have grown fabrics from bacteria and designed low-cost centrifuges. Other DIY labs have made bacterial ink and malaria diagnostics kits for the developing world."
Interesting article about DIY genetics and how it is viewed by various communities.
"Joshua Pearce is not one for understatement. “This is the beginning of a true revolution in the sciences,” says the author of “Open-Source Lab.” For cash-strapped researchers, he could be right.
His new book, published by Elsevier, is a step-by-step DIY guide for making lab equipment. The essential tools are a 3D printer, open-source software and free digital designs. “It’s a guidebook for new faculty members setting up labs,” he said. “With it, they can cut the cost by a factor of 10, or even 100 for research-grade equipment. Even in the classroom, we can do a $15,000 educational lab for $500.”"
SDSC uses Meteor Raspberry Pi cluster to teach parallel computing Phys.Org Alexandre began tinkering with Raspberry Pis, a computer that can fit in one's hand and plug into a TV, to adapt the device into a server that can store Khan Academy...
Presentation to the UNLV Libraries on a program to highlight and promote innovative student, staff and instructor use of library media resources and tools, and show others "how it’s done." Note: the opinions and proposals are solely...
Sketchy information: illustration as a tool of understanding Times Higher Education Science, Imagination and the Illustration of Knowledge was the fourth International Illustration Symposium organised by the Illustration Research Network, supported...
IPL has also participated in the Community-Access-Program for many years and as such has been the place to go to for access to technology, and receive information and training pertaining to new technologies.