Major in Making in College

Presenter

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





PumpkinFX

Exhibit

PumpkinFX is an electronic sticker that adds singing animation to your pumpkin. Young makers can choose their own eyes and mouth to create a jack o' lantern face that sings Halloween songs.


PicassoBot

Exhibit

PicassoBot, an open source drawing arm robot that can take pictures from the computer or an Android camera and sketch them on paper. USB powered and Arduino compatible, this robot kit is perfect for learning at all ages.





How to Start and Run a Maker Club for Kids

Presenter

While I've worked with kids a lot in making related activities, this is the first time I've started a Maker Club of my own. In the past I've been a regional coordinator for MAKE's Young Maker program and as a profession I teach public middle school. This year I've combined my passions to lead a Maker Club at my school. This presentation will get into the nuts and bolts of running a Maker Club like how to run the meetings, managing supplies and a huge list of tested activities that are sure to be a hit.