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Fred Bartels

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More thinking outside the box.
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Wanda Terral

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We are building a middle school in my district and have a dedicated maker space area set aside. Keeping it very flexible and open for reconfiguration as needed.

Looking for ideas on furniture for students especially for when full classes (30-35 students) are in there. On casters, heavy-duty, tops that could take a beating and temperatures but be cleanable, could have the top collapsed so tables could be compactly stored, etc.

Anyone using a brand / model they like in particular? I would love to get insights.

#makered #makerspace
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Wanda Terral

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We are building a middle school in my district and have a dedicated maker space area set aside. Keeping it very flexible and open for reconfiguration as needed.

Looking for ideas on furniture for students especially for when full classes (30-35 students) are in there. On casters, heavy-duty, tops that could take a beating and temperatures but be cleanable, could have the top collapsed so tables could be compactly stored, etc.

Anyone using a brand / model they like in particular? I would love to get insights.
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Fred Bartels

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One way to light a light sculpture. 
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Fred Bartels

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Someone could cook up an amazing temporary light sculpture with disposable chef hats. Just saying.
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Fred Bartels

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Popsicle sticks, hot glue, 1/8" acrylic dowel, and these connectors on Thingiverse. Organic geodesic. http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1213788
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Thanks Tem. It's fun to share my experiments.
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Fred Bartels

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While working on something else I accidentally stumbled upon an approach to doing triangulated irregular networks (TINs) with CNC routed plywood. Since I don't have access to a CNC machine I created a prototype that I can 3D print to test the idea. The 3D printable parts are on Thingiverse here: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1213788

If anyone has an underutilized CNC machine and would like to play around with this approach I'd be more than happy to collaborate. The SketchUp file where I started exploring the TIN plywood concept is on the 3D Warehouse here. https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model.html?id=u9af342b7-9667-4413-95bf-21dbdd1c3418
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Fred Bartels

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Working on a larger light sculpture. Sharing some images here with the thought that they might spark some project ideas in others. :)

Update: The files are now on Thingiverse here: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1199085
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Jessica Lenore Loucks

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Know of high school students who are interested in coding, web design, and 3D printing ? Check out Byron Academy's Virtual STEM Camp this December 27th-31st ! 
Byron Academy's first Virtual Winter Camp is partnering with outstanding non-profit and STEM organizations to provide students with access to real-life mentors, problem-solving and academic skills. This interactive, 5-day camp will take place online, where students will learn the following ...
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Daniel Elliott

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Hi! So, I asked to join two makerspaces in my area but they both rejected me because I am under 18. Is this stupid, or am I too immature? FYI I have almost 7 years of experience working with dangerous tools at home and at school. I also regularly make projects requiring a fairly high level of expertise - both physical and virtual. Is this stupid, or did I get what I got? Comment below.
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I suspect it has everything to do with insurance - probably the property owner's. Insurance companies won't cover you unless you abide by their rules. And if you break the rules and something happens, they'll tell you it's your problem that your building burned down - even if you had nothing to do with it. If they find out you were even there, they'll use that as an excuse to not pay up. 
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L Davis

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Which type of material do you have available for people to use in your Makerspace?
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Art Supplies
9%
Construction (wood, tools, etc.)
9%
Electronic (circuits, etc.)
45%
Virtual Field Trips
9%
3D Printing
27%
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UMakers.org has all of them
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Fred Bartels

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Just an FYI that there are many more popsicle stick connectors available on Thingiverse here. http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1292408 Including popsicle stick sized versions of these simple 2x building framing connectors. http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:731562
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Fred Bartels

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Popsicle stick connectors. On Thingiverse here. http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1292408 Lots of possibilities for extending this idea. 
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Martin, I came to the same conclusion soon after I made the version in the first picture. You can see the shorter version that stacks in one of the other pictures.
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Fred Bartels

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Put all the files for a psuedoCNC experiment on #Thingiversehttp://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1277228 
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Wanda Terral

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Let's say you have a 500 sq ft classroom in a middle school. Blank slate. You can choose electrical plan, furnishings, storage options, equipment. Tell me about your space.
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Fred Bartels

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With the 2016 election moving into high gear have your students design 3D printable logos for their favorite candidates. Here's one example. http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1235251
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Marco Arduino channel

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Josh Rhodes

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Fred Bartels

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Latest #LightSculpture  work explores lighting the voids instead of the shapes. On #Thingiverse  here: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1155324
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