Underwater Remote Operated Vehicles (ROVs)

Open ROV 3D Prints

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

SOLID Learning Electronics – Microcontroller Options

Microcontrollers Icon

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

Learning SCRATCH on the Raspberry Pi

ScratchCatRaspberry

Teaching programming using MIT’s Scratch is easy for young students and adults alike. Scratch on Raspberry Pi is inexpensive and flexible for software and hardware controls, leveraging software control over the RasPi GPIO interface pins. Continue reading

Pi Day Fun

PiIcon

Pi Day celebrates the mathematical concept of Pi (3.14) on March 14 (3/14) each year and offers a wonderful chance to teach young learners using inexpensive Raspberry Pi and many other tools! Continue reading

Getting a Good Grip In 3D Printing

MakerBot Squeegee And KAPTON Tape Icon

Proper adhesion is vital between 3D printed objects and the build plate. From KAPTON polimide film to more exotic solutions involving solvent and cements, many options exist to assist whether you are using a standard heated build plate or a cold glass alternative. You should be familiar with these and potential dangers associated before cursing your printer for a botched fabrication because the object popped loose halfway through. Continue reading

What will the money be spent on? – UPDATED!

A small 3D printed robot figure from My Robot Nation holds up a coin (an American quarter).

What will your gifts be spent on? These are the costs for STEMulate Learning’s entry in the 2012 #SciFund Challenge through the RocketHub crowdfunding site. Continue reading