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Maker Movement Coming to Schools in BC - EIN News (press release)

Maker Movement Coming to Schools in BC - EIN News (press release) | Tinkering and Innovating in Education | Scoop.it

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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."

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Circuit Scribe Lets You Prototype Electronics By Doodling On The Back Of An Envelope

Circuit Scribe Lets You Prototype Electronics By Doodling On The Back Of An Envelope | Tinkering and Innovating in Education | Scoop.it
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.
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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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Welcome to 3Doodler - The 3Doodler

Welcome to 3Doodler - The 3Doodler | Tinkering and Innovating in Education | Scoop.it

"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!"

-- Source: http://www.the3doodler.com/

 

FB: https://www.facebook.com/3Doodler
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/3doodler/
Instagram: http://instagram.com/3doodler
G+: https://plus.google.com/+The3doodler/posts

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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.

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MakerBot Academy -- and 3D tinkering -- heading to classrooms - New York Business Journal

MakerBot Academy -- and 3D tinkering -- heading to classrooms - New York Business Journal | Tinkering and Innovating in Education | Scoop.it
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...
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ATOMS Hits the Market, Right in Time for the Holidays - 4-traders (press release)

ATOMS Hits the Market, Right in Time for the Holidays - 4-traders (press release) | Tinkering and Innovating in Education | Scoop.it
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...
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What education can learn from the local foods movement - Bangor Daily News

What education can learn from the local foods movement - Bangor Daily News | Tinkering and Innovating in Education | Scoop.it
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...
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James Dyson: The Ever-Tinkering Engineer

James Dyson: The Ever-Tinkering Engineer | Tinkering and Innovating in Education | Scoop.it
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.
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Hands-on with BITalino, a microcontroller board for quirky and serious ... - Engadget

Hands-on with BITalino, a microcontroller board for quirky and serious ... - Engadget | Tinkering and Innovating in Education | Scoop.it
Hands-on with BITalino, a microcontroller board for quirky and serious ...
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It's safe to say that BITalino isn't your average DIY electronics board. For starters, the sensors that ...
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We Were Given Imagination | Rainn Wilson | XPRIZE Insights

Rainn Wilson talks about the importance of art in education and it's importance in fostering personal growth. XPRIZE Insights is a video series that highligh...
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Make your own fairy wings - Perth Now

Make your own fairy wings
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Any little girl will love these special DIY wings. Top Stories. TAFE fee hike a 'fatal blow' to education · Terry Redman.
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The Dean of Parsons: Design Education Must Change - ArchDaily

The Dean of Parsons: Design Education Must Change - ArchDaily | Tinkering and Innovating in Education | Scoop.it
The Dean of Parsons: Design Education Must Change ArchDaily And while that foundation is an important cornerstone of design education, it leaves little room for the more exploratory methods of cross-disciplinary and technology-based learning, and...
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A huge leap for 3d printing with metal printer - MyFox Philadelphia

A huge leap for 3d printing with metal printer - MyFox Philadelphia | Tinkering and Innovating in Education | Scoop.it
A huge leap for 3d printing with metal printer
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Part of the mission of the company includes education and accessibility, with the goal of allowing anyone to program the printer for production of any object.
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A New WiFi Board Appears: Introducing the WildFire

A New WiFi Board Appears: Introducing the WildFire | Tinkering and Innovating in Education | Scoop.it

"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."

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There is a growing emergence of these small boards. It will be interesting to see how they will be used. 

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DIY cable show from Uxbridge garage goes worldwide - Worcester Telegram

DIY cable show from Uxbridge garage goes worldwide - Worcester Telegram | Tinkering and Innovating in Education | Scoop.it
DIY cable show from Uxbridge garage goes worldwide
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This is one of a growing number of video resources for DIY-ers and Crafters all over the world!

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You Shouldn't Fear Do-It-Yourself Biotech - Slate Magazine (blog)

You Shouldn't Fear Do-It-Yourself Biotech - Slate Magazine (blog) | Tinkering and Innovating in Education | Scoop.it

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."

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Interesting article about DIY genetics and how it is viewed by various communities.

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DIY and Save: A Scientist's Guide to Making Your Own Lab Equipment - Newswise (press release)

DIY and Save: A Scientist's Guide to Making Your Own Lab Equipment - Newswise (press release) | Tinkering and Innovating in Education | Scoop.it

"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.”"

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SDSC uses Meteor Raspberry Pi cluster to teach parallel computing - Phys.Org

SDSC uses Meteor Raspberry Pi cluster to teach parallel computing - Phys.Org | Tinkering and Innovating in Education | Scoop.it
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...
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Diy Media

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...

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Sketchy information: illustration as a tool of understanding - Times Higher Education

Sketchy information: illustration as a tool of understanding - Times Higher Education | Tinkering and Innovating in Education | Scoop.it
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...
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Video: Inventor takes DIY to whole new level - Western Producer (subscription)

Video: Inventor takes DIY to whole new level - Western Producer (subscription) | Tinkering and Innovating in Education | Scoop.it
Video: Inventor takes DIY to whole new level
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Robin Booker photo. ST.GREGOR, SASK. — Wilfred Mollenbeck is fiercely proud of being an elementary school dropout.
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Innisfil Public Library Resident Tinker | Library as Incubator Project

Innisfil Public Library Resident Tinker | Library as Incubator Project | Tinkering and Innovating in Education | Scoop.it
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.
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The Maker Movement - Ignite.Me

The Maker Movement - Ignite.Me | Tinkering and Innovating in Education | Scoop.it
The Maker Movement
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It's empowering us to step into the legacy of the DIY masters and creators like Benjamin Franklin and Leonardo da Vinci.
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The Art of Tinkering: Scott Weaver's 100,000-Toothpick Sculpture of San Francisco

This is not your average art book. Brought to you by the Exploratorium's Tinkering Studio, The Art of Tinkering is an unprecedented celebration of what it means to tinker: to take things apart,...
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Robots Swarm TADL - Morning Star

Robots Swarm TADL - Morning Star | Tinkering and Innovating in Education | Scoop.it

"It was robotics day at the library, the brainchild of Youth Services Assistant Librarian Melanie Ackerman and Traverse City Central science and math teacher Philip Leete. It was an educator’s dream.

Mechanical inventions darted from corner to corner dodging one another. Others performed tasks. At least one was equipped with a camera that transmitted images to a computer which in turn projected them onto a big screen.

Young children, middle-aged kids, experienced high schoolers and students from NMC all mingled and mentored in a frenzy of hands-on learning and doing. The room was filled with dynamic energy and hunger to learn more."

Source: http://www.morningstarpublishing.com/

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