Stories on maker education and innovation 

Home Archive for category "stem" (Page 4)
formats

Moving Your DIY Robot using Arduino and Servos

Interested in building your own Arduino robot? For me, it has been a fun project to do with my kids. We built our first the robot using the PiBot robotics kit. Additional iterations utilized Legos, Sumobot Jr, cardboard, and other materials around the house. It’s fun to invent your own chassis and designs. Using some

Read More…

 
 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on LinkedIn
No Comments  comments 
formats

Sumobot Jr: Fun Open Source Robot Kit using Arduino and JavaScript

Looking for a fun weekend project? The Sumobot junior is a fun open source robot kit using Arduino and JavaScript. If you already own an Arduino, this kit can be an inexpensive way to tinker with robot building. (i.e. about $50)   Since the plans for the chassis are open source, you can customize the

Read More…

 
 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on LinkedIn
No Comments  comments 
formats

8 Resources for Building Your DIY Robot #Arduino #RaspberryPi #JavaScript

http://www.coderbot.org/ – This project details open designs, plans, and software for building your robot with Raspberry Pi.  The computer vision features and teaching resources are impressive. http://sumobotkit.com/ – This is the first open source robot design I tried.  I uses Arduino and continuous rotation servo’s.  It’s a great weekend project. Johnny-Five: Using JavaScript to Code Your Robots – I

Read More…

 
 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on LinkedIn
No Comments  comments 
formats

Ardublock: GRAPHICAL PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE FOR ARDUINO

Thanks to projects like Code.org and MIT Scratch, students can encounter ideas from computer science using rich puzzle interfaces. Using these puzzle interfaces, students grow their skills of creativity and critical thinking while building something fun. Puzzle based programming interfaces put emphasis on the student learning sequencing, loops, and connecting appropriate pieces together. In this post,

Read More…

 
 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on LinkedIn
No Comments  comments 
formats

How to build a Lego Crane using Arduino [Tutorial]

I’m always looking for new ways to play and build with my kids.  In the Rosario house hold, we enjoy building stuff with Lego’s.   My kids have also enjoyed playing with Lego Wedo and Lego Mindstorm kits at our makerspace.   For many families, getting access to a Lego Mindstorm EV3 kit that costs $350 to

Read More…

 
 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on LinkedIn
No Comments  comments 
formats

Sonic-PI: Sound synth application for learning coding and music

I love it when I find a tool that combines my two favorite hobbies: music and computers. A gifted programmer named Sam Aaron has created an engaging tool for teaching music and code to makers young and old entitled Sonic-Pi. The tool delightfully blends an introduction to Ruby programming and concepts of music through written

Read More…

 
 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on LinkedIn
No Comments  comments 
formats

Inspiring Stories of Makers Building Autonomous Robots

As my kids get older, I have enjoyed finding ways that we can learn together, get inspired, and be entertained as a family.   To my surprise my little boys have really enjoyed Nova documentaries.   As a “big kid,”  I find these stories very motivating and insightful.   I wanted to share two of

Read More…

 
 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on LinkedIn
No Comments  comments 
formats

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

Read More…

 
 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on LinkedIn
No Comments  comments 
formats

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

Read More…

 
 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on LinkedIn
Comments Off on 5 DIY Projects Involving Lego, Arduino, and Motors  comments 
formats

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

Read More…

 
 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on LinkedIn
Comments Off on Lessons Learned from Blogging in 2014  comments 
© Inspired To Educate
credit