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Monthly Archives: January 2015

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The Boulder Mini Maker Faire

Boulder Mini Maker Faire January 31 @ 10:00 am – February 1 @ 2:00 pm Full STEAM Ahead! Saturday, January 31st from 10am to 5pm Sunday, February 1st from 10am to 2pm At the Boulder County Fairgrounds It’s Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM!) — and every exhibit is hands-on, interactive — INCREDIBLE! What can I expect at a […]

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Announcing the SparkFun-Actobotics Stairclimber Challenge

Sparkfun is excited to announce the SparkFun Actobotics Stairclimber Challenge! This new contest invites you to show off your robotic chops and win some pretty hefty prizes. Are you up to the challenge? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqTOYoJSaTA Here’s how it’s gonna go down. There are five basic rules: Build a stairclimbing robot. How you interpret that is up to […]

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Denver Call for Makers is Open!

We are excited to announce that the Call for Makers for the 2nd annual Denver Mini Maker Faire is now open!  They will be letting loose a Synth Petting Zoo, Drone Obstacle Course, Science of Music and, of course, all the fun and lunacy that only you can bring.  Share your creativity – be it […]

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CSU School of Education professor Michael De Miranda has an answer for ‘When will I ever use this?’

There has long been a difficulty for some to learn subjects like math and science, often resorting to the age-old defense of “when will I ever use this in life?” Students can become disheartened by not seeing the practical applications of these courses. Professor Michael De Miranda from the School of Education is working to address this […]

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Maker Monday #55

5 Sewing Machine Fixes   Did you leave your sewing machine in the closet this winter because it’s frustrating to deal with those little sewing annoyances? Check out these quick fixes! http://www.tillyandthebuttons.com/2014/09/five-common-sewing-machine-mistakes-how.html 1. The Needle Unthreads Itself 2. The Fabric is Jiggling Around 3. The Stitching is Uneven 4. Your Stitching is Tight on the […]

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EXPRESS Message Special Edition: White House State of STEM 2015

EXPRESS Message Special Edition: White House State of STEM 2015 On behalf of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and Office of Public Engagement, you are invited to participate in the third annual State of Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics address, or “SoSTEM”. This event will feature Dr. John P. Holdren, Assistant […]

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Maker Monday #54

Lightsaber Blueprint Embroidery  As many Star Wars fans are looking forward to the upcoming movie, check out this embroidered lightsaber blueprint. http://makezine.com/craft/lightsaber-blueprint-embroidery/

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Stars Slow Down as They Age

For children, every birthday is cause for celebration, but as we age they become less exciting. Not everyone wants to admit just how many years have gone by, or the slowing down that accompanies them. We are not alone in this — the same is true of stars. They slow down as they age, and […]

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Maker Monday #53

Wandering the Solar System Our solar system is a fantastic place. Join this maker as he wanders the solar system. http://vimeo.com/108650530

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What new invention that currently doesn’t exist, but would make life easier?

Contribute here to name and describe a currently nonexistent invention that would make you a more effective scientist.Your invention can be realistic, futuristic, or comical, and it can aid you in any aspect of your scientific process or career.

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