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Author Matt Zigler in the makerspace

Making as a Creative Practice

Matt Zigler is the author of a new book for educators titled “3 Modes of Making.” He talks about imitation, modification and innovation as three different modes of student projects, which develop different maker skills. Matt is an artist and educator who has been running the makerspace at Bullis, an independent school in the DC area. He brings a background in art and creative practice to the makerspace and his school. it’s not that every student is going to be an artist but every student should develop a creative practice, regardless of subject or area of interest.

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I CNC’D This Lamp Out Of Cherry And I Love It

I CNC’D This Lamp Out Of Cherry And I Love It

About a year ago had some scrap cherry sitting around and really wanted to find a way to show off the warm tones of the wood in a lamp. I get so sick of the hard metals or plastics so common in lighting and wanted something that really just exuded the warm welcoming texture and […]

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Review: Xtool S1 40Watt Laser Cutter

Review: Xtool S1 40Watt Laser Cutter

The Xtool S1 is a 40 Watt diode based desktop laser cutter that can easily compete with more expensive c02 machines in features and power

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Class at NoVA Labs in northern Virginia

The Challenge of Running a Community Makerspace

Jim Sweeney of NoVA Labs My guest on this episode of Make:cast is Jim Sweeney, the treasurer of NoVA Labs, a community makerspace in northern Virginia. Jim talks honestly about the challenges of growing a makerspace. With 700 members and many programs for young makers in the community, NoVA Labs has a bold vision of […]

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