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Maker Monday #13

Revisiting Electronics: Intel Galileo Intel and Ardunio announced in October 2013 the new Galileo board. And this is big news! The board is Linux-based and it is compatible with Arduino ecosystems. Here are some of the amazing features:  http://makezine.com/2013/10/03/10-great-intel-galileo-features/ But, what is this? Galileo is a microcontroller board based on the 32-bit Intel Pentium Processor […]

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Maker Monday #12

M- Blocks: Self-Assembling Robotic Cubes Students at MIT have created Self-Assembling Robotic Cubes. They can propel themselves to move without any external parts! http://www.wired.com/design/2013/10/watch-incredible-self-assembling-robots-out-of-mit/ http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2013/simple-scheme-for-self-assembling-robots-1004.html

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Maker Monday #11

3D Printing – What’s the big deal with 3D Printing? And what is it?  3D printers allow a person to print out physical, 3D objects or machine articles, usually made of plastic, but also from wood and other materials from a computer generated design.  3D printers are a BIG part of the maker movement because […]

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Maker Monday #10

Photo Cube  http://makezine.com/projects/magic-photo-cube/ Surely you have some great photos that you love lying around, right? Check out this photo cube!

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Maker Monday #9

Make Pigments  http://makezine.com/projects/make-35/making-pigments/ Artists – this one is for you! Make your own color pigments. 

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Maker Monday #8

Smartphone Projector  http://makezine.com/projects/make-36-boards/5-smartphone-projector/ With a few simple upcycled items, make your own projector for a smartphone.

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Maker Monday #6

Making a Mini-Maker Space for Mini-Makers  http://makezine.com/2014/01/04/how-to-make-a-mini-maker-space-for-mini-makers/ http://www.scholastic.com/parents/blogs/scholastic-parents-learning-toolkit/creating-mini-maker-space?cid=PAR/smd/20140101/facebook/ltblogcreateminimakerspace//PAR/content/12pm  If a 4-Her is interested in being a “maker”, they are likely interested in a work space to make their things. Some of the greatest innovators of our time starting by tinkering in their Dad’s garage. Steve Jobs started Apple in his dad’s garage! Here are some […]

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Maker Monday #5

DIY Printing Press from a Modified Milk Crate  http://makezine.com/2014/01/10/diy-printing-press-from-a-modified-milk-crate/   Gutenberg made the first printing press which changed the literacy of the mass populous forever. Finally written documents could be mass produced for more than just the very elite. Check out this Printing Press made from a Milk Crate.   

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Maker Monday #4

Getting Started with Arduino – Maker Style  http://makezine.com/2014/01/06/getting-started-with-arduino-the-maker-faire-edition/  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFzO5Orb7Wc What is Arduino? Arduino is an open-source electronic prototyping platform allowing youth to create interactive electronic objects. What does that mean? Ardunio is a microcontroller that is super awesome. It is a simple micro-controller board that uses open source development to make computers that program creative, […]

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Maker Monday #1

Geometric Bubbles with a Cube of Cotton Swabs  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bN0oeSJypq4&feature=youtu.be Geometric shapes are an important concept in elementary mathematics. Here is a list of names for a number of geometric shapes: http://www.wyzant.com/resources/lessons/math/elementary_math/shapes  Here is an activity for younger audiences to sort shapes: http://www.mathsisfun.com/activity/shapes-sorting.html

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