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The latest in educational news and research about project-based learning and how to make more makers.

Maker Classes in July: Video Production for Makers, Whimsical Wearables, Robotics and More

Maker Classes in July: Video Production for Makers, Whimsical Wearables, Robotics and More

Maker Campus is bursting with classes this summer. Who would have thought that over the next month, you can learn video production for makers from Make: Senior Editor Caleb Craft, start your adventure into creating whimsical wearables, or learn tips & tricks for creating better thumbnails of your projects, and more! Introduction To Video Production […]

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Maker Camp 2021 Blasts Off!

Maker Camp 2021 Blasts Off!

Each year Make: hosts a special program. Designed as an exploration of all things Do-It-Yourself for young makers, Maker Camp is chock full of projects, adventures, inspiration, and community. Camps are hosted by schools, makerspaces, libraries, camps, and youth organizations of all kinds. The best part? It’s completely free to anyone. Last year, like many […]

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The What, How and Why of CO2 Monitoring

The What, How and Why of CO2 Monitoring

Guido Burger is the CO2 Tech Guru. He has been working on all aspects of CO2 devices used indoors to give feedback on room ventilation. Last year, he wrote the cover story, CO2 Traffic Light, for Make: Germany and since then he’s continued improving the device. In this video, he explains why monitoring CO2 is important and shows us the components of a CO2 device and guides us through the hardware and software build.

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Maker Classes in May: Storytelling with Servos, Citizen Science, and Upcycling Projects

Maker Classes in May: Storytelling with Servos, Citizen Science, and Upcycling Projects

Maker Campus continues to grow as new classes are springing up this May. This month, you’ll be able to learn how to tell stories with servos (includes a tour of Jorvon Moss’s workshop), how to build your own citizen science devices with Arduino, various upcycling retro projects, and a chance to bump up your live-stream […]

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Make:cast – Mister Rogers, a Maker and More

Make:cast – Mister Rogers, a Maker and More

A new book out April 20 looks at the learning science that Fred Rogers used to develop an understanding of the “inner needs of children” and then construct Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood to reflect those needs. The book is called “When You Wonder, You’re Learning” and its authors, Gregg Behr and Ryan Rydzewski who are with […]

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Stephan and Odessa Schulz at a workbench

Plan CO2: Montreal Dad Makes a CO2 Monitor for His Daughter’s Classroom

A device that measures CO2 can be built and deployed in indoor spaces such as classrooms to monitor ventilation in the room and warn if levels of CO2 are rising.

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Make:cast #16 – Build It and See What Happens

Make:cast #16 – Build It and See What Happens

As part of a $50 million grant to the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in 2017, the Maker Library & Innovative Learning Complex of the Future is under construction on campus. The new $17.5 million building will house a makerspace open to all students. Austin McChord is the RIT donor and I talk to him in this episode of Make:cast.

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