3D Modeling at AggieSTEM Summer Camp

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During the 2014 AggieSTEM Summer Camp at Texas A&M University (TAMU), I had the opportunity to teach 3D Modeling (CAD) ahead of our 3D Printing courses so that students’ ideas could be represented in the computers and then fabricated into solid form! Continue reading

WIG Hovertrain: Innovation Takes Time

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I wanted to share my idea for a form of rapid transportation that uses magnets for propulsion and the wing-in-ground-effect (WIG) for suspension above a track. Various “hovertrain” ideas using air suspension have been examined since before I was born, but are still being explored today as well. Continue reading

AggieSTEM Summer Camp Students on Television

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Students taking part in the AggieSTEM Summer Camps at Texas A&M University have been interviewed for television and their designs are on display at the University art gallery! Continue reading

3D Printers at AggieSTEM Summer Camps

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Our wooden-framed MakerBot Replicator, MendelMax 3D and RostockMax Printers were damaged during transportation, but another teacher brought her MakerBot Replicator2 in for our AggieSTEM Summer Camp classes at Texas A&M University and the students had a great time! Continue reading

AggieSTEM 3D Printing Summer Camps

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Texas A&M University has asked me to teach 3D Printing at the AggieSTEM summer camp program, due to my prior involvement with the SOLID Learning and STEMulate Learning educational programs, as well as in development of the book “3D Printing for Dummies.” These are amazing kids, doing amazing things in the midst of Summer at TAMU! Continue reading

Diamonds from the World Community Grid

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Our World Community Grid contributions have exceeded 52 years of CPU power overall, and 20+ years toward the FightAIDS@Home research program. The contribution level for 20+ years is the “Diamond” category. Continue reading

Summer Camp Project

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The members of Texas A&M University’s AggieSTEM program have invited me to bring SOLID Learning elements of 3D printing to their Summer Camps this year. I am considering our Projects for the classes, as the format will be a Project … Continue reading

Spring Break – Time to get Working!

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Workshops pause for Spring Break and we prepare to push ahead towards the Summer! Continue reading

February 2014 STEM Workshops

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February was a busy time with progress made on ROV designs and camera modules, 3DR RepRap 3D printers, and preparations for Workshops and Summer Camps including the Texas A&M University AggieSTEM program! Continue reading

ROV Simulators and Pressure Issues

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Our students continue work on their ROV video monitors using small automotive backup safety cameras and security video cameras protected during submergence by pressure vessels each group is creating by hand. One issue that has emerged from the depth tests … Continue reading