I’ve set out to learn more about the Internet of Things, using my favorite childhood toy, Lego! I will combine my passion for computers and electronics to build an interactive Lego city, just because I can. There have already been several challenges and accomplishments with this project, which is why I thought it would be helpful to share my experiences with the world.This blog will be a collection of circuit projects, coding examples, Lego building, and whatever else I find amusing along the way.If you have ideas or product you would like to donate to the project, please reach out!
Diversified demands cannot be fully satisfied by mass production. The booming of open source hardware, 3D printing, crowd-funding and global logistics creates a evolutional easy platform to hardware innovators. Products are becoming democratized, as some of the consumers now calling themselves makers.
Seeed is a hardware innovation platform for makers to grow inspirations into differentiating products. By working closely with technology providers of all scale, Seeed provides accessible technologies with quality, speed and supply chain knowledge. When prototypes are ready to iterate, Seeed helps productize 1 to 1,000 pcs using in-house engineering, supply chain management and agile manufacture forces. Seeed also team up with incubators, Chinese tech ecosystem, investors and distribution channels to portal Maker startups beyond.
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An education experience is more than just what happens in the classroom. Let’s follow our curiosity and keep exploring together. We’ve taken it to space but we think it can go even further. That’s because every curious mind that has impactful experiences with STEM has the potential to go one step beyond anything anyone’s imagined yet. That’s what we get excited about—providing groundbreaking collaborative tools, community and support that are a natural fit in the classroom but can take those possibilities anywhere. We’re here to help make sure the adventure is a fun (and powerful) one.
We wanted to design a 3D printing device that could be used within minutes, without needing any technical knowledge, software or computers. We also wanted it to be affordable as well as fun, so that anyone could 3Doodle! Compact and easy to use, the 3Doodler allows you to literally draw in the air – whether freestyle 3D sketching or tracing shapes from templates to make larger structures and objects.
Founded in September 2011, 3ders.org is a global news organization dedicated to providing the latest news, trends and analysis in the 3D printing industry.Innovation and practice are the ultimate driving forces of evolution and development, thus 3ders.org focuses on the growing field of 3D printing and the latest trends and technological developments. We are committed to the dissemination of innovative ideas, creative design, and valuable know-how that will benefit like-minded readers and 3D printing enthusiasts. We also strongly believe in supporting the products and developers that are changing people’s lives and enhancing the DIY and maker community.If you are looking for the latest news and updates on 3D printing, rapid prototyping, additive manufacturing, 3D printers and all innovations in the area, we have several ways to stay up to date. Find us on Twitter, Google+, Facebook, or our daily news site, 3ders.org.
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This is an updated version of a post that published on June 24, 2014.
As maker education gains steam, many educators are looking for ways to incorporate making and tinkering into their schools and classrooms — often on a shoestring budget.“Kids are saying they want to learn more about technology and science, but they also want to experience it creatively and use it personally,” said Dale Dougherty, founder of Make Media, which produces Maker Faire and Make Magazine. “One of the ways we can do that is create more makerspaces for kids.But what makes a makerspace? Dougherty and other maker movement advocates have identified several common elements of successful makerspaces:
They promote learning through play and experimentation.
They’re cross-disciplinary, with elements of art, science and craftsmanship.
They offer tools and materials that encourage students to create rather than consume.
Makerspaces can be elaborate learning spaces equipped with sophisticated tools and supplies, but they don’t have to be. To find out how easy it is to create a makerspace with limited space and resources, take a look at the infographic below then read on for more information.
A PLAYGROUND FOR MAKING WITH TECHNOLOGYThe future needs people who can creatively Make.At The Makery youth and adults are encouraged to be curious, to tinker, to experiment, and to make with technology. We are a place where communities can gather to play with the creative power of digital design and fabrication, electronics, physical computing, engineering, art and creative coding.
We are dedicated to inspiring children and adults in their exploration of science, technology, engineering, art, and Math (STEAM). We provide the scaffolding necessary for students to explore, grow, and gain confidence at their own pace–developing fluency in the science and engineering concepts they need to succeed in our tech-driven society. Our friendly and intuitive approach offers hands-on learning opportunities in classes, workshops, and in our drop-in exploration space.
BlocksCAD Easy, Open-Source Solid CAD for Everyone!
BlocksCAD is a drag-and-drop 3D Computer Aided Design and modeling tool designed for use by elementary-age children. It is simple enough to learn in a few short hours of instruction, but still has the features, flexibility, and power of a professional-level program. It was developed at Einstein’s Workshop, a hands-on learning center and kids makerspace in the Boston area.