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 […]
Raspberry PI B+ Released Today
Earlier today the Raspberry Pi Foundation announced an updated version of the Raspberry Pi B, ...
Pi Pal Asteroid Blast Origins
Our goal for World Maker Faire 2014 is to have a non-video video game with ...
Playing Around with Felt and Components
Today, I started working on an E-Feltie hair tie. Besides being a cute girly crafty ...
Bay Area Maker Faire 2015
On the Road to Making Chip a Reality: Our Kickstarter Campaign Begins….
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 […]
Craft Lake City DIY Festival 2014
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 […]
How the Maker Movement Is Moving into Classrooms | Edutopia
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 […]
Check out Maker Camp Week #2 : Art and Design
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, […]
Happy Birthday Nikola Tesla, Inventor of the RC Drone
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 […]