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Make:cast – Find Your Next Adventure

Make:cast – Find Your Next Adventure

David Lang, author of Zero to Maker, and co-founder of OpenROV, recently decided to stop doing what he had been doing for years and begin looking for something new, looking for his next adventure. During a pandemic, it seems hard to think about your next adventure. Yet I suspect that many are thinking about what’s next, and preparing ourselves for a new challenge. David says it’s just as scary this time as it was back when he walked into TechShop not knowing anything about being a maker. He seems to be following his interest in science and how scientists can learn from the maker movement. There is a need to encourage participation by more amateur scientists — people who do science because it is an adventure, rather than a career.

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Make:cast – Make Anything with Open Source Projects

Make:cast – Make Anything with Open Source Projects

Episode 3: Joshua Pearce on Open Source In the third episode of Make:Cast, I talk with Joshua Pearce about his new book, “Create, Share and Save Money Using Open Source Projects.” Joshua is a professor of materials science and electrical engineering at Michigan Tech University where he directs the Michigan Tech Open Sustainability Technology Lab […]

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Introducing the Make: Learning Labs Initiative

Introducing the Make: Learning Labs Initiative

This summer, we welcomed Nancy Otero as Director of Learning at Make: Community. Her charter is to develop a model learning program especially for small groups of young people 16 and older who can benefit from acquiring the skills and mindset of makers. Soon, we will begin doing a pilot project and look forward to […]

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Prankenstein: Watch Kari Byron and Tory Belleci’s TV Pilot that Never Got Made

Prankenstein: Watch Kari Byron and Tory Belleci’s TV Pilot that Never Got Made

TV is a strange beast — what we watch usually seems so effortless and enjoyable, but many people don’t realize how much work never gets seen at all. And this isn’t just in footage that gets left on the editing room floor after squeezing weeks of shooting into a 30 minute episode (22 minutes with […]

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Teens: Help OK Go Create Art… In Space!

Teens: Help OK Go Create Art… In Space!

The band OK Go is known for their amazing music videos. From elaborate chain reactions to using a car to create music, their work is always audaciously experimental. As a teacher, I love finding ways to incorporate their videos into my lessons. So when a chance meeting led to the possibility of OK Go and […]

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