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This Week in Making: School Makerspaces, GoPro’s Drone, and Kickstarters to Watch

The Dyson Foundation has helped put makerspaces in a few Chicago schools, which is freaking awesome.

From the press release:

In partnership with the City of Chicago, the James Dyson Foundation provided Amundsen, Walt Disney Magnet II High School, and John Hancock College Prep, with industry-standard engineering equipment such as laser cutters, 3D printers, and new computers with computer-aided design (CAD) software. In addition to the donation, the Foundation is working with teachers to develop project-based curriculum in hopes of sparking students’ interest in studying engineering and design in college. 

The GoPro Karma Drone has gone back on sale after they were recalled 3 months ago.

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It looks like they have fixed the issue that was causing them to crash. It was a pretty cool looking little drone, I hope it recovers nicely.


If you think you might need injection molding at home, there’s a new option popping up on Kickstarter. The APSX is a home injection molding system that looks like it could fit on any workbench.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/apsxllc/apsx-pim-full-automatic-desktop-plastic-injection?ref=project_link


Nobody really needs a drawbot, but if you were going to get one (and you totally should), you probably want one with a design as cool as this little bot.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/line-us/line-us-the-little-robot-drawing-arm

Its called line-us and it probably also needs some googly eyes!

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