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Projects With Ryan Slaugh: Custom Proto Shield

Projects With Ryan Slaugh: Custom Proto Shield

There are a lot of different shields out there for Arduino. However, sometimes there arises a need to make your own. Even more plentiful in the world of electronics are integrated circuits that do a lot of nifty things. Some control output, some input, and some are sensors. In this edition of Projects with Ryan Slaugh I show you how to make your own custom proto shield.

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Maker Supportive Parenting

Maker Supportive Parenting

Maker supportive parenting is not only kinder to children, it’s also exactly what our economy needs. Did you grow up in a maker supportive family?

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Making and Craftsmanship: Finding the Hidden Mickey

Making and Craftsmanship: Finding the Hidden Mickey

I think it’s a very safe argument to make that the Craftsman movement in the early 20th century was something of a progenitor for our current Maker Movement, in that it was a reaction to the excesses of overwrought Victorian design, it sought to bring form back in line with function, and imbue a simplicity and individual spirit into the things people made that had been lost in the Industrial Revolution.

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In the MAKESHOP – Informal Learning and Making at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

In the MAKESHOP – Informal Learning and Making at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

An interview with some of the staff at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh – topics include their MAKESHOP, informal learning, materials literacy, and the CMP’s presence and role in Pittsburgh.

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In the Maker Shed: Big Bad Beetlebot Kit

In the Maker Shed: Big Bad Beetlebot Kit

Are you looking for a great kit to introduce your children to making? The BeetleBot, available in the Maker Shed, is a simple kit to make a quick and basic obstacle-avoiding robot – no soldering required!

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ITP summer camp in NYC this June

ITP summer camp in NYC this June

Be bold. Make something this summer. Come to ITP and learn to use the latest tools. For 30 years ITP has been a hub of experimentation in art, media and technology. For the first time this June we are inviting non-students, working professionals from the New York City area, to come to ITP on weekends and evenings to make stuff, hear speakers on the cutting edge, collaborate with people from diverse disciplines.

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Tinkering 2.0

Tinkering 2.0

In a follow-up to the the WSJ piece, “Tinkering Makes Comeback Amid Crisis,” NPR did an OnPoint segment on “Tinkering and American Innovation,” with the article’s author, Justin Lahart, Bre Pettis, and David Hounshell, Tech and Social Change professor at CMU. Tinkering and American Innovation

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