This Houston fab lab is taking lessons from the impact of Hurricane Harvey to students, helping them learn how their STEM work can be a force for good in the community.
The LEGO Foundation and LEGO Group are collaborating with blind associations from around the world to launch LEGO Braille Bricks.
An open source project at Michigan Technological University can turn waste plastic into high-quality 3D printing filament.
Makerbot will begin shipping its Method 3D printer tomorrow. Starting at $6,499, the new model offers roughly double the print speed of a conventional desktop 3D printer with improved precision.
The innovation "is heading on the path to essentially allowing anyone to be a manufacturer."
Two community college organizations will be hosting a "makerspace summit" in Irvine, CA in April to share best practices in building college maker communities. A preconference will help community colleges go international.
The lab was designed to resemble an Apple store, with floor-to-ceiling glass walls, whiteboard walls where students can take notes and share ideas and multiple stations where they can use, explore and experiment alone or in teams.
The Nebraska Library Commission is using a $531,000 grant to purchase "mobile" maker labs and spread them into rural communities.
A multimillion-dollar state grant program has delivered grants to 765 schools throughout Pennsylvania, specifically intended to expand STEM education and teacher training.
Robotics programs across the country are appealing to non-STEM-oriented students too, even as they learn science, tech, engineering and math (along with a whole bunch of soft skills) on the side.