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How to build Paper Stomp Rockets

Building paper stomp rockets can be a fun way to engage students and your kids in learning about experimentation, designing by iteration, and aerodynamics.  Let me put extra emphasis on fun!!  My kids have really loved this build.    In anticipation for a local arts, technology, and maker festival in Macon, GA, I wanted prepare a small project

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5 Fun Ways to Learn Python

www.codecademy.com:  This interactive tutorial provides a fun way to get started with python programming and many other languages.   People learn best when you see a new idea and immediately apply it.  Code academy was designed with this learning pattern in mind.  You are coached to immediately apply every new programming concept in an online code

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Reflecting on NASA Coding for Teachers workshop

Over the weekend, we had the opportunity to present a coding for teachers workshop at the NASA Regional Educator Resource Center (RERC) at the Museum of Aviation in Warner Robins, GA and had a blast!  Our team had a wonderful time coaching teachers on using code.org, Scratch, and maker tools in the classroom.  To the

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Presenting the AR Sandtable at MakerFaire Atlanta

Published on October 10, 2015 by in technology

An augmented reality sandtable is a playful technology for introducing kids to concepts of topo maps and fluid dynamics.  It’s also ridiculously fun!  Thanks to the time and effort of makers from SparkMacon makerspace, our team built our own implementation of the AR sandtable and showcased it at Atlanta Makerfaire 2015.  We had an amazing

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5 Tools for Robot building, Android and JavaScript

Using Android, JavaScript, and Arduino to control your robot. DroidScript 8 Resources for Building Your DIY Robot DroidScript: Building Simple Android apps using JavaScript 10 Free Resources for Learning JavaScript and HTML5   Top posts on InspiredToEducate.NET 5 DIY Projects Involving Lego, Arduino, and Motors Easy Data Visualization with Google Charts and JavaScript Learn To

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Real Impact Center of Macon: Changing Lives Through STEM education

Real Impact Center of Macon, an organization dedicated to helping young ladies gain exposure and proficiency in STEM skills, offers a number of summer camp experiences and fun/engaging workshops through out the year.   I have had the pleasure of getting to know the Real Impact team and students through SparkMacon makerspace.    Our organizations

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What Everybody Ought to Know About Make-End: Macon’s Maker Festival

Make-end is an art and technology festival sponsored by College Hill Alliance showcasing the talents of artists, clothing makers, computer programmers, costume designers, crafters, DIYers, engineers, entrepreneurs, furniture designers, gadget makers, game designers, graphic designers, metalworkers, robot creators, scientists, technologists, and woodworkers. Middle Georgia Makers across the region will be exhibiting their products, services, and

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Learning to Control Robots with Your Raspberry Pi

Physical computing / robotics has become a fun and potent force in the world of technology.   There’s something magical about writing software that moves stuff in the real world.   I love that my brother in another city can chase my kids remotely using our Raspberry Pi robot I built. In the past week, I

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Top 10 Posts on InspiredToEducate.NET

5 DIY Projects Involving Lego, Arduino, and Motors 8 Resources for Building Your DIY Robot using Arduino, JavaScript, and Raspbery Pi Easy Data Visualization with Google Charts and JavaScript Learn To Build Your Own Conversational Robot using ChatScript DroidScript: Building Android Apps using JavaScript Benefits of Teaching Kids to Code that No One is Talking

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10 Tools You’ll Love at SparkMacon Makerspace

SparkMacon is a community space equipped with the tools and grass-roots education required to convert your idea into a reality. We blend the best of art & technology. In this post, I wanted to give you a taste of the types of tools our makerspace can offer to makers of all ages. Our Community: We’re

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