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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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Lessons Learned from Blogging in 2014

Good morning!  I hope that you and your family had a Merry Christmas!  I hope you have a happy new year!  To our regular readers, I want to thank you for being a part of our community.  In 2014, many of you actively contributed to building SparkMacon MakerSpace.    Our community is very thankful.   I’m thankful

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Celebrating Community Learning at SparkMacon MakerSpace

On our blog InspiredToEducate.NET, we have reflected on the benefits of learning by making.   It has been fun putting project based learning ideas into action at our new makerspace.   Our team has been given the opportunity to implement project based learning experiences in community meetups.   Our team has completed some informal reflection upon community events so

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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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Top 10 Posts on Maker Education

  Invent To Learn: Inspiring Students To Learn Through Making. “STEAM: Creating A Maker Mindset” by @vvrotny and @speterson224 Benefits of Teaching Kids To Code That No One Is Talking About Impact of Seymour Papert on Learning, Engagement, and Creativity 17 Fun Tools To Teach Kids To Code by @ChrisBetcher 3 Tutorials on 3D Modelling

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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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SparkMacon MakerSpace CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN HAS LAUNCHED! Contribute now and tell your friends!

  SparkMacon is a community innovation space equipped with the tools, equipment, and grass-roots education required to convert your idea into a reality. Think of us as a gym membership to exercise your creativity, hands and brain. We aspire to blend the best of art and technology. Learn more about our SparkMacon campaign at IndieGogo.com

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