Category: 2016 Fellows

How fablab in Copernicus Science Centre works?

One of my duties in Copernicus Science Centre (Warsaw, Poland) is to develop and maintain our in-house fablab. A lot of people ask me how to start a makerspace in school, classroom or somewhere else. There are tons of great guides, articles, how-tos you can find on the web. Here are some good resources which… Read more »

Makers Course Outline – our starting point

We started with the Makerspace Playbook. Wait, that’s not true, we started with me becoming a Resnick groupie and traveling to Boston to a DML conference to meet him. The rest is a lively, scrappy history of my team and I carving out space at a rural public high school for a maker space, connecting… Read more »

#MakersOfColor – Diversity in Maker Education

Makers of Color sharing their stories about the importance of diversity in making and maker education. #MakersOfColor A curated Makers Of Color playlist is available at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLNzMzi6xJyxQRIzZIDhWaDonb4Hh2ni6U Suggestions for videos to add to the playlist are welcome. Share your #MakersOfColor story with @DesignMakeTeach on Twitter. Contact me or leave a comment if you would like to be… Read more »

Presenting Mamadou Diallo’s Pitcher : the Magic glove

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For all those who are used to making presentations with slides, you have certainly used several methods to move from one slide to another. So far, the most commom method to perform this task is to do it directly from the PC. This is a useful technique when projection equipments are close to the one… Read more »

An open source and Low Cost all in one computer

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 Pi-COMP is a all-in-one computer composed of a central unit ( Raspberry Pi) interconnected with a flat screen from recycled computers . The objective of this project is to design and build a low-cost computer replicable locally and easily. Since computers are still expensive for most of users in developping countries, Pi-COMP is a Low… Read more »

0 Things: Diversity, Opportunity & 3D Printing

0 Things is a call to action for students, educators and makers to design and share 3D models that celebrate diversity, social justice and equality. Even with over 2 million things, searches of popular 3D printing repository Thingiverse often find 0 relevant models for topics related to identity, heritage and culture. Each empty search is… Read more »

VLOG 001: Where Are All the MakerEd (YouTube) SuperStars?

I’ve been looking for maker educators that are using video to tell the story of making and makerspaces in schools and haven’t been having much luck finding any. (Please share links if you have them) So I am starting the DesignMakeTeach YouTube channel to fill the gap and work on scaling up MakerEd to a… Read more »

Wood and Metalworking Experience Through Trebuchet Making

Beyond computer programming (Scratch), physical computing (Arduino) and other electronics related concepts, last week’s workshop with middle-school students at Kepler Tech Lab was about to teach them how to use woodworking and metalworking tools, such hacksaw, drilling machine, etc… through the construction of Trebuchet. “A trebuchet is a type of catapult that works by using… Read more »

Tech Lab’s Girls in STEM Education Initiative

What would it take to bridge the gap between girls and boys in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields? It is believed that anyone can create/build things out of his/her creativity, but how can one do it? I think it requires one to be interested and committed to face challenges and celebrate successes if… Read more »

4 Day-Long Facilitator Training

One of the main objectives of Kepler Tech Lab is to get connected with local/corporate organizations to implement practical education in schools or local communities for students to learn by doing and solve critical problems in their communities. After with Igire Rwanda Organization to provide STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) education to beneficiaries, the… Read more »