Category Archives: Arduino

What does the TechShop corporate strategy shift indicate?

Make has republished the letter TechShop CEO Dan Woods to his membership in which he announces a change in focus from standalone membership-driven makerspaces to a licensed model inside existing institutions like schools: Today TechShop is making a fundamental change in … Continue reading

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Things Learned On The Road This Summer, Part II

Last month, I wrote about some of the things we had learned traveling the state with maker professional development. This month, I’d like to focus in on one finding in particular: the relative lack of awareness of Make magazine and the ensuing … Continue reading

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Holiday Shopping for Maker Kids

It’s been two years since we published our last list of recommended holiday purchases for kids, so we’re dusting off that post and updating it for 2015. Here are some of our favorites: Free Coupon Books – create a set of … Continue reading

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Hello, Mid-Michigan Library Cooperative!

Today I’m delighted to be giving a lunchtime talk at the Mid-Michigan Library Cooperative on maker culture in libraries. Resources: Maker activities list Slide deck

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Tomorrow: Ann Arbor Mini Maker Faire

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Save the Date: Ann Arbor Mini Maker Faire 6/8/2013

Save the date! More information here.

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SXSW Booth Talks and a Sneak Peek at Fall 2013 Makers as Innovators Series

Last week was a whirlwind. I started the week in Austin, Texas, helping at the University of Michigan booth at South by Southwest (SXSW), came back to Ann Arbor for some badging conversations with out-of-town public library guests on Wednesday, … Continue reading

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Arduino’s Massimo Banzi on Open-Source

I’m more and more excited about bringing the maker movement into K-12 libraries. One tool we plan to use is the Arduino microprocessor. Here’s inventor Massimo Banzi at TEDGlobal on the power of open-source and invention.  

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