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Fearless CNC

Fearless CNC

You might say that CNC is a stepchild in the digital fabrication family, not the friendliest or easiest tool to get to know in the makerspace. Yet CNC is not something that most makers should be afraid of. New software tools like Fusion 360 allow you to see in simulation what the CNC machine is […]

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Best Maker Schools: Kent State University

Best Maker Schools: Kent State University

At Kent State University, the Design Innovation Hub is a central resource on campus that provides makespace access and connects to the other makerspaces on campus. What is unique is its focus on fashion, design and art. In this episode, I talk to J.R. Campbell, who is the Executive Director of the Design Innovation Initiative, […]

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Check Out The New <strong>3D</strong>EXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS for Makers

Check Out The New 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS for Makers

SOLIDWORKS has announced that they have a new offering, specifically for makers! You can now get 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS for Makers, a whole suite of cloud based tools, for $99 a year. Let’s take a look at some of the awesome stuff that comes in 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS for Makers. First off, you receive 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS, which […]

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Make:cast – To Maker Faire Rome with Love

Make:cast – To Maker Faire Rome with Love

Italians have a love of innovation and design and it shows at Maker Faire Rome. In this episode of Make:Cast, I look back at Maker Faire Rome in October 2019 during a pre-Covid time when live events could happen. I was guided through Maker Faire Rome by Alessandro Ranellucci, the curator of Maker Faire Rome, along with Massimo Banzi, co-founder of Arduino. Maker Faire Rome 2020 is happening as a virtual event this weekend.

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Investigating the Bridge Between Engineering and Art with Sara Hendren

Investigating the Bridge Between Engineering and Art with Sara Hendren

Sara Hendren’s work challenges our assumptions of what normal is—in engineering, design, bodies, and minds.

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Working Through the 5 Steps of Design Thinking

Working Through the 5 Steps of Design Thinking

Design thinking is an approach to creative problem-solving that uses a framework that begins with building empathy.

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