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Field Trip: Elizabeth Forward

When Elizabeth Forward School District contacted MAKESHOP to teach a week of one of their summer enrichment classes, we weren’t sure what kind of activities we should plan. The class was called “Dream Factory 101″. We knew the students would spend the second week learning about 3D modeling and printing, so we decided that our week would be about physical computing. Physical computing is a term used
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Meet A Maker!

  At the beginning of June, MAKESHOP™ welcomed four Maker Corps members. This summer, you can find them working at Children’s  Museum of Pittsburgh and bringing MAKESHOP™ experiences on the road.  Through the Maker Education Initiative, they will engage children and families in creative projects, while gaining experience serving as leaders in the community. Name/ Nickname: Sam Favorite color: I find deligh
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Harrison, the teacher

Harrison is a regular visitor to the Museum and has been mentioned before in this blog here.  A couple of days ago, he visited MAKESHOP with an agenda.  He needed help soldering some components.  I can certainly help someone solder something, but Harrison really helped me understand what it means to turn your imagination into reality. Harrison planned on creating a remote control for his room.  He was planning to hoo
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MAKESHOP Guest: Leah Beuchley

This week Leah Buechley came to visit! It was exciting. A little introduction: Leah Buechley was a major contributor to the development of the Lilypad Arduino, and is a professor at the MIT Media Lab . Her research group… “…integrates high and low technological materials, processes, and cultures. Our primary aim is to engage diverse audiences in designing and building their own technologies by situating c
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ElectricShop: intro to Arduino

Join us on Thursday May 12th, Friday May 13th, and  Saturday May 14th from 10:00 – Noon and 1:30 – 5:00 in the MakeShop to explore the Arduino board.  We will have several Arduino Uno, Netbooks, and parts to make simple Arduino projects. If you our unfamiliar with the Arduino board check out this link and visit the official website here. Paul
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ElectricShop Saturday May 7:intro to Arduino

Join us on Saturday May 7th from 10:00 – Noon and 1:30 – 5:00 in the MakeShop to explore the Arduino board.  We will have several Arduino Uno, Netbooks, and parts to make simple Arduino projects. If you our unfamiliar with the Arduino board check out this link and visit the official website here. Paul
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