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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 … Continue reading

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3D Modeling with 123D Sculpt

For tinkers, artists, and students interested in 3D modeling, I wanted to share my review of 123D Sculpt by @AutoDesk.   At the time of this writing, you can only find this app on the iOS app store.   I … Continue reading

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Trends You Need To Know from #OSCON 2014

The culture of open source continues to make an impact beyond software and programming. The ethos of open source has helped fuel the makers movement.   In the open source convention(#OSCON 2014), speakers reviewed the impact of open source in … Continue reading

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Should You Use an Object Relational Mapper in your App?

  When you write applications that communicate with a relational database, your design needs to solve a fundamental problem.   In most cases, we create systems using relational databases.  (i.e. MySQL, Oracle, MSSQL, etc.)   Similarly, we probably write our web or … Continue reading

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Pi-Bot: A Great Kit for Learning Arduino Robotics!

  I just finished putting together my first Arduino robot: PiBot .  The PiBot is a fun kit for learning about Arduino robotics.   Using the kit, student inventors and tinkerers learn the mechanical aspects of building a basic robot … Continue reading

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Makers rocking #JavaScript at JSConf 2014

Scott Hanselman, one of my favorite programming/technology bloggers, argues that the JavaScript programming language is the assembly language of the web.   It’s the programming magic that makes modern web applications like Google Maps possible.   My good friend Chip … Continue reading

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Create Puzzle-Based Code Experiences in Your Apps #javascript #html5

Thanks to programs like Scratch, MIT App Inventor, Hopscotch and others, students and novice programmers are getting introduced to ideas like sequencing, planning, simple logic, and loops. Instead of creating lines of code, students are introduced to the concepts of … Continue reading

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Mercer Creative Computer Camps: Engaging Young Makers

Photo from https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mercer-Creative-Computer-Camps/145801895430813 Looking for a fun summer camp for your kids this Summer? Check out the “Mercer Creative Computer Camps” at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia.    Kids get the opportunity to play and tinker with robotics, game design, and … Continue reading

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Top Posts from InspiredToEducate.NET in 2014

17 Fun Tools To Teach Kids To Code by @ChrisBetcher Benefits of Teaching Kids To Code That No One Is Talking About theClubhou.se: Growing an Awesome City through a Culture of Making Learn to Build Your Own Conversational Bot using … Continue reading

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10 Community Service Challenge Ideas for Civic Hackers

As I have started to share the story of the National Day of Civic Hacking with my friends, local designers, programmers and family, I commonly receive the following question:  What kinds of projects can I do? I wrote this post … Continue reading

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