Chip had been picked up by the Maker Shed earlier this year and we were honored with an invitation to this year’s Bay Area Maker Faire as makers in the MakerShed. We had a great time showing kids and parents how to wire up a potentiometer to Chip to make him sleepy or wake […]
Earlier today the Raspberry Pi Foundation announced an updated version of the Raspberry Pi B, ...
Our goal for World Maker Faire 2014 is to have a non-video video game with ...
Today, I started working on an E-Feltie hair tie. Besides being a cute girly crafty ...
Today’s the day! At 10:05 am, we launched our very first Kickstarter campaign for our Pi Pal soldering kit, Chip. This kit helps you practice soldering but once the soldering is done, the journey doesn’t end. We wanted our kits to be multi-taskers and projects that grow with you rather than a one time […]
The family and I had a wonderful time on Saturday at the Craft Lake City DIY Festival. We met some amazing people who make incredible stuff and we made some new friends. Salt Lake City is truly a city full of talented people who have a passion for art, music, food, technology, and engineering. The […]
Don’t treat making as a sidebar to an already overtaxed curriculum. As you investigate the principles behind teaching STEAM via making, you’ll see sound research from many educators throughout history, including Jean Piaget who, in 1973, wrote: [S]tudents who are thus reputedly poor in mathematics show an entirely different attitude when the problem comes from a concrete situation and […]
Come and check out the offering of week #2 of Maker Camp which is focussed on Art and Design. They kick it off with Becky Stern, the e-textile maven at Adafruit and a cute LED shoe embellishment. Check out the neat projects and hope you’ll make them too. Maker Camp Week 2 Schedule Last week, […]
In honor of Nikola Telsa’s 158th Birthday today, here is a little history of The Origins of Radio Control and how Telsa invented the worlds first drone for the US Navy. Republished from a 2007 article I wrote for the the Monmouth Model Airplane Club monthly Newsletter. The Origins of Radio Control Today it is easy to pick up […]