Makerspaces

  • Free Thursday Online Event Features 3D Printing in Education

    3D printer maker MakerBot is hosting a free virtual summit on 3D printing and other STEM topics in education this Thursday, Jun. 25, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time. "Innovating for Tomorrow" will feature educators and students taking the online stage to show how the technology has changed their learning.

  • Second place in the "Making for Good Challenge," was given to a team of students from three states who developed a modular, portable CT scanner for use by first responders.

    'Making for Good Challenge' Awards 3 Prizes

    A $15 reusable device for blocking pain; a portable CT scanner; and a device for reducing distracted driving. Those were the three winners in this year's "Making for Good Challenge," a competition run by toolmaker Stanley Black & Decker and education technology company Discovery Education through their joint "Innovation Generation" program.

  • Maker Mask, Pi-top to Share Lessons on 3D Printing Respirator Masks

    A nonprofit maker organization is working with a company that creates computer kits to encourage people to make respirators for their communities.

  • Maker Mask Teams with pi-top to Share Lessons on 3D Printing Respirator Masks

    A new nonprofit maker organization is working with a company that creates computer kits to encourage people to make respirators for their communities.

  • Growth Predicted for 3D Scanners Thanks to Affordability of High-End Features

    3D scanners are expected to see rapid growth in the next few years. The devices allow users to scan real-world objects to convert them into 3D models for a range of purposes, including 3D printing.

  • 3D Scanners: High-End Features Trickling Down to Entry-Level Devices

    3D scanners are expected to see explosive growth in the next few years. The devices allow users to scan real-world objects to convert them into 3D models for a range of purposes, including 3D printing.

  • College of the Canyons makerspace

    Report Shares Makerspace Impact in California CCs

    According to "Makerspace Impact: Implementation Strategies & Stories of Transformation," the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office's $17 million grant enabled 24 community colleges to open or expand their makerspace efforts. Those spaces were used by an estimated 64,310 students; drew 1,296 employers as partners in the endeavor; engaged 691 faculty members; and funded 844 internships. And the impact has been broad, according to those immersed in the initiative.

  • Bringing the Library into the 21st Century

    Bringing the Library into the 21st Century

    A Silicon Valley library’s quest to ignite innovation.

  • Free 3D Design and Print Lessons Cater to Grades 7–12

    Free 3D Design and Print Lessons Cater to Grades 7–12

    A Czech company with a 3D printer has launched an "academy" to provide educators with free 3D lessons that can be integrated into their classes. Y Soft Corp., which produces the BE3D EDEE 3D printer for schools, offers a set of printing lesson plans through BE3D Academy.

  • Children posing with Rigamajig sets

    New Future Innovators Program Focuses on STEM Activities

    KaBOOM! and the CarMax Foundation are partnering to launch the initiative that will provide youth-serving organizations project based learning activities to encourage children to become interested in STEM.