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Alex Larson
Worked at Township High School District 211
Attended Illinois State University
Lives in Palatine, IL
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 Looking to push as much air as possible off of a 9V brush motor.  Found a bunch of brushless types that quadracopter hobbyist use, but the current project requires brush type motors.  Anyone have any suggestions or places I can find a variety of motors?
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Here is the finished look from my post yesterday.
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Those look great!
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A student of mine made these creatures on an autodesk ipad app. Here is the print pre solvent dip. Printed on a stratasys 1200es sst
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An Artistic Set :-) Nicely done.
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And I thought the Asimo was cool...
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Thought some of you may enjoy this.
 
As a teacher of an elective area, it is always a challenge for us to get students to know what it is that we offer. So this was my departments take on a new approach. So here is our Applied Tech rap. I hope you enjoy.
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!!!!! That was great!
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24 kits from yourduino.com, I can't wait to show my students!!! This is going to be a fun semester.
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Love these wonder if I can order 2
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Teach to the test or teach the kid practical reasoning skills. Hmm what's more important?
 
#MIT neuroscientists find even high-performing schools don’t influence their students’ abstract reasoning. #learning More: http://mitne.ws/1e5ut9Q
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Imagine there was a test on the topic of driving a 5 speed transmission car.  If a person gets an A, does that mean they can drive the car?
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Absolutely amazing. The original company to develop the Kinect was PrimeSense, at least the sensor that does the range sensing... They were recently purchased by Apple, wonder what's up their sleeves?
 
Xbox One - Kinect Tech
This is truly amazing!

Skeleton: anatomical correctness and gross human motion.
Block man: actual orientation of the body and its joints.
Muscle man: muscles, forces & torques as well as mass & velocity.
and last but not least...
detection of the pulse in the face!

all real time and all based only on the information extracted from the video camera (plus, I guess, some  movement prediction algorithms)...

beautiful work...

I guess, this will put a couple of companies delivering movement laboratories with equipment under some pressure (<£200)...

#science   #neuroscience   #movement   #bodymotion  
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Looking for people to collaborate with.  I posted up a potential layout for a new lab in my school.  I would love to get input from people who are willing.  Maker spaces, collaborative work environments, etc.  Maybe we can set up a hangout.   Let me know if you are interested in helping out.
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After 2PM daily.
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Applied Tech Life!  Just me and my co workers just having a good time.
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This is so good!!  Way to go, PHS Applied Tech!
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As a teacher of an elective area, it is always a challenge for us to get students to know what it is that we offer. So this was my departments take on a new approach. So here is our Applied Tech rap. I hope you enjoy.
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Alex, this is awesome!! Great job!!
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I am a high school teacher in a suburb of Chicago.  I teach STEM based courses in engineering and computer aided drafting.
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  • Illinois State University
    Technology Education
  • Illinois State University
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