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

During the 30-day #SciFund Challenge

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During the 30-day #SciFund Challenge crowdfunding effort, the STEMulate Learning workshops will continue as planned even as we seek crowd support to add a new resource to our Summer program – the OpenROV robot. Continue reading

The 2014 #SciFund Challenge

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We are crowd-funding additional equipment for our Summer ROV program, trying to obtain an open-source OpenROV and underwater camera to record our student’s explorations through the #SciFund Challenge! Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

Building ROV Video Monitors from Car Parts

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Our participants are building SeaPerch ROV video monitors from inexpensive car components and looking forward to our #SciFund Challenge crowd-funding effort to obtain a deeper-water ROV and camera for this Summer’s programs. Continue reading

Underwater Remote Operated Vehicles (ROVs)

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The theme for 2014’s STEMulate Learning workshops will be Robotics and we have much ahead this year with underwater ROVs and a Crowdfunding effort to bring new learning tools that educators can build for themselves! Continue reading

Student Dreams Made SOLID

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Around our other workshop results, my son’s High School class project leveraged 3D printing to test out his own “Concepts of Engineering and Technology” designs. The Spring semester may offer more opportunities to expand the SOLID Learning research at schools around the world leveraging the excellent 3DR RepRap design by my “3D Printing for Dummies” co-author, Richard Horne. Continue reading

Electronics Merit Badge Classes

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Teaching Electronics Merit Badge courses for Boy Scouts allows the exploration of mathematics and project management while encouraging young learner engagement and interest in STEM subject areas without requiring a costly equipment setup expense. Continue reading

#SciFund Round 3 “Digitize the World”

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In Round 3 of the #SciFund Challenge, I will be crowd-funding a 3D Scanner to scan objects and students for the SOLID Learning program. Museums have offered access to their collections in return for access to the scanned files, and scanning poses no harm to fragile dinosaur bones or priceless artifacts from antiquity. This crowd-funding project can literally share the world’s history with any teacher or student anywhere in the world by scanning items and making them freely available for download. Continue reading

STEMulate Learning Continues past #SciFund Challenge

The original #SciFund Challenge provided the STEMulate Learning project with equipment that is currently supporting the World Community Grid (WCG), working on globally impacting issues such as disease treatments, fresh water resources, and clean energy technologies. STEMulate Learning workshops have … Continue reading

1st Full Day’s Contribution to the World Community Grid

The first node has been running the World Community Grid client for a little over a day now. The node has a single processor with four cores (it can handle four simultaneous projects at once) and switches between projects every … Continue reading