How to build a robot from used wheelchair and control it with your phone

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During this presentation, we will guide the audience on how we build a robot from an old used wheelchair. We will show all the needed parts, building process, and finally how to control the robot via the phone and how to let it run autonomously.rnrnPlease note that the attached picture is not of the actual project robot that we will demonstrate. The attached picture is robot in a different form factor since the Wheel Chair robot is still work in progress.



Major in Making in College

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Project-based learning is an educational innovation by which a few undergraduate engineering programs (at Olin College, Harvey Mudd College, Iron Range Engineering in Minnesota, and at Arizona State's College of Technology and Innovation) have committed to integration hands-on experiences and building projects into every year of their engineering curricula.nThe Carnegie Foundation's book Educating Engineers: Designing for the Future of the Field, by Sheri Sheppard et al., champions project-based learning (and hands-on making and building) as the progressive direction collegiate engineering programs need to go in order to make successful gradu





How Does Nature Make It?

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Last fall MAKE and the Biomimicry 3.8 Institute kicked off a blog series exploring biology and what makers can learn from nature. This presentation will expand on that theme, highlighting the exciting synergies and opportunities that occur where the maker movement and biomimicry meet.



Mt. Valley Fold

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Mt. Valley Fold is an educational and open-source paper engineering project using paper as a meaningful teaching tool, develop hands-on learning programs, and design challenges for educators working on a low budget.




McVicker Pickles

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McVicker Pickles makes unique pickles, mustards and jams in small batches. I take traditional recipes from the Heartland and ''Give 'em the McVicker!'' with fresh flavor combinations that reflect modern California tastes.





Teach Kids To Code: one girl’s journey with Raspberry Pi

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Alexandra Jordan (9 years old) and her dad Richard Jordan will talk through the inexpensive setup for teaching kids to code:
Raspberry Pin- Software tools (including vim, ruby)n- $10 keyboard and mousen- household TV / old monitornnA few rigs like this and you can make a difference in your local community. Take home our lesson plan:
how computers workn- basic unix commandsn- simple text editorn- scripting in rubyn- testing coden- programming for the webnn...all while learning good habits of Pair Programming & Test Driven Development. We will set up a website for Maker Faire with lesson plan & code samples for download.



Programming Arduino from Your Browser

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There's an option for programming Arduino that requires less set up and promotes collaboration. We'll look at using the codebender web system to program a beginner board. This system allows for easy sharing of code and has allowed us to move our book to the internet in an engaging way. Share, edit and upload your sketches from one system. Using codebender with the Arno board makes it easy to get students started with Arduino