Crowd-sourced Project Egg Artwork

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STEMulate Learning uses the Project Egg crowd-sourced sculpture to teach workshop participants about community involvement and individual participation in global projects. Continue reading

Centrifuging Liquids DremelFuge Workshop

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Within the STEMulate Learning workshops, several events have been focused on SOLID Learning principles to test and share the potential for 3D Printed materials and tools. The purpose of the SOLID Learning effort has been to develop 3D Printable resources … Continue reading

3D Printed World History Weekend

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Educators and learners can use 3D printing to bring physical examples of famous structures to their classroom. Passing around these models inspires students to consider aspects of ancient civilizations and their understanding of mathematics and structure. Continue reading

SOLID Learning Electronics – Microcontroller Options

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Arduinos have been selected by educators as the standard microcontroller for SOLID Learning designs due to the support community, availability, cost and ease of use. Arduinos will be supported by Raspberry Pi and BeagleBone Linux cards for special purposes. Continue reading

Student Engagement Through Competitions Like The STEM Challenge

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STEMulate Learning workshops explore open hardware and software that teachers can use to enhance their classrooms without exceptional cost, but students really get excited at personalized learning and taking part in educational competitions like the STEM Challenge video game design project. Continue reading

Getting Started with 3D Printing in Education

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Teachers ask how to get started bringing 3D printing to their classroom. Here are a few considerations and current options available to teachers and school, whether they are well funded or just getting started with a few introductory efforts. Continue reading

Thank you for your support in Round 3 of the #SciFund Challenge!

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Our supporters include individuals like Tom McDonnell, Elisabeth Whyte and Kellin Ulibarri! Thank you for your support in Round #3 of the #SciFund Challenge! There is still time! We still have 5 days left with $425 to go in “Telepathic Cyborg Robots” and $370 to go in “Digitize the World”! Thanks to all of you who are helping to make this research possible! Continue reading

In the face of Interference

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One week remains but crowd-funding efforts have been impacted by interference with teachers taking part in the STEMulate Learning program. No matter the reason why someone complained about crowd funding, STEMulate Learning and SOLID Learning will continue to conduct STEM workshops and to develop new materials for educators and students. Continue reading

3D Printed Electronics Housings

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Whether designing with an Arduino or a full Raspberry Pi, our teachers use 3D printing to protect electronics from kids and kids from the electronics. 3D printed roll-up cases also hold students’ circuits in place between classes and provide drawers to contain small components as each class progresses from one lesson to the next. Continue reading

Taking Part in Round 3 of the #SciFund Challenge

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STEMulate Learning is taking part in Round 3 of the #SciFund Challenge, trying to crowd-fund equipment for our research into K-12 STEM education. We are attempting to obtain support for a basic 3D scanner and a EEG neurocomputing headset to improve our student’s ability to control their robots by thought alone. If we exceed the initial funding goals, we will obtain a high-resolution 3D scanner suitable to museum artifact curation. All of our work will be shared openly through file sharing sites like Thing-i-Verse so that students and teachers around the world can take advantage of our results. Continue reading