Another Book Idea – Makerspaces

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Another book idea is that of Makerspaces. I will have to have a Chapter on Electronics: A Chapter on Laser Cutters: A Chapter on 3D Printers: A Chapter on Robots: And much more…  

Cover Art for our #SciFund Challenge Project

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Our cover art for the 2014 #SciFund Challenge was selected by our workshop participants using very low-tech decision making technologies. Continue reading

DIY Low-cost ROV underwater Video Cameras

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We are continuing to build ROV video feeds using inexpensive ($15 ea) video cameras for our Sea Perch and OpenROV underwater robot designs. Continue reading

#SciFund Round 2 Project A Support Results

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Our #SciFund Challenge, Round 2’s “Personalized Robotics” project is already showing the value 3D printing presents to educational settings, connecting educators with freely shared 3D model designs and letting students and teachers create custom, personalized designs to meet many educational needs. Continue reading

#SciFund Challenge Participation

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STEMulate Learning has been taking part in the #SciFund Challenge since the beginning. Round 3 coming up and we will have another entry in this exciting program hosted by the RocketHub crowd-funding site. Here I discuss our success in rounds 1 and 2, and introduce our concepts for round 3! Continue reading

Crowd-funding a Mobile Makerspace

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In order to reach rural schools and isolated educators, STEMulate Learning will use past crowd-funded equipment together with a few new items to create a Mobile Makerspace. This project will be run through the KickStarter crowd-funding site on the recommendation of several supporters from our past RocketHub efforts. Continue reading

Customer Support from SparkFun

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A note to our supporters: SparkFun Electronics provided excellent support in dealing with a nonfunctional servo acquired for the SOLID Learning pilot program’s robot designs. Before responding they had already sent the replacement part! Continue reading

SOLID Learning – Servo Robot Actuator Selected!

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Educators and pariticpants have selected Servos as the standard actuator for SOLID Learning pilot robot designs, based on functionality, familiarity, cost and ease of use. Continue reading

SOLID Learning Robot – Solid State Actuators

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“ANALYSIS: Solid State Actuators provide the most exotic but costly type of actuator, best suited to very small deflections and operations in hostile environments such as vacuum.” Continue reading