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How to use Blockly in Your App [Video]

Are you looking for a way to introduce young makers to computer programming?  Programming by puzzle piece has become very popular user interface to help empower novice users to code.   You can find this programming interface in products like Scratch, MIT app inventor, LearnToMod, and tools at Code.org .   Blockly is the JavaScript

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5 DIY Projects Involving Lego, Arduino, and Motors

Some things just belong together like peanut butter and jelly.   As I have been building Lego toys with my kids, I started to wonder if you could connect Arduino stuff to Lego stuff. While  my kids really enjoy the Lego Wedo and Lego Mindstorm, those kits can be rather costly.   I started searching

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Loading a 3D Model using Three.js

If you’re looking for a way to program 3D experiences for Google Chrome and other modern web browsers, make sure to check out three.js .    For many professional programmers, JavaScript has become an essential language to making web applications.   It still amazes me that we can use JavaScript to create 3D experiences, games, or visualizations.

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Logo Programming Goes 3D

As a kid, one of my first programming languages was the Logo.  It’s a really simple language that ran on Apple IIe’s that enables you to draw with code. Logo uses the metaphor of a turtle. The kid programmer can instruct the turtle to drop paint behind it, turn by an angle, and move forward.

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“Educator with a Maker Mindset” by @jackiegerstein

“When a kid builds a model rocket, or a kite, or a birdhouse, she not only picks up math, physics, and chemistry along the way, she also develops her creativity, resourcefulness, planning abilities, curiosity, and engagement with the world around her.” Dale Dougherty – Founder of Make Magazine / Maker Faires Jackie Gerstein during the

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Why Does the Makers Movement Matter?

As I woke up to attend the Atlanta Makerfaire 2014, I started to reflect upon why I personally get excited about growing the SparkMacon MakerSpace community. Why is building a makerspace community important? Why is growing a community of art and technology creatives worthy of investment and time? Highlights from Atlanta Maker Faire 2014 Growing Innovative Culture

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12 Top Posts on InspiredToEducate.NET

  Programming Easy Data Visualization with Google Charts and JavaScript Learn to Build Your Own Conversational Bot using ChatScript 10 Free Resources for Learning JavaScript and HTML5 17 Fun Tools To Teach Kids To Code by @ChrisBetcher Benefits of Teaching Kids To Code That No One Is Talking About Easy Recipes for Building Android Apps

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Stories From MakerFaire NYC 2014

Help us sustain SparkMacon: Our MakerSpace for Macon, GA by supporting our IndieGogo funding campaign.   http://igg.me/at/sparkmacon. Even small contributions are helpful.   We’re very thankful for the generosity of our readers. Related Stories on InspiredToEducate.NET: Simple Minecraft Programming Using ScriptCraftJS Makers rocking #JavaScript at JSConf 2014 Create Puzzle-Based Code Experiences in Your Apps #javascript #html5

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Make 3D Printable Models with JavaScript

My dad taught me the basics of computer programming using QuickBasic.   Even in middle school, I can remember us learning how to draw pixels on the screen with code.  As a kid, it seemed like magic just making simple shapes!  I was taking steps to learn how to build my own video game!!  These

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My Google Cardboard Prototype

  Google Cardboard is a virtual reality technology building upon the capabilities of an Android Device.   In a previous blog post, I discussed the exciting potential of this technology in education, art, and engineering.   With help from a local Macon Maker, I was able to print my first prototype of the Google Cardboard.

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