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Fred Bartels

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We need to be awesome!
Because it moves us to do things for the greater good.
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Fantaz!!
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Fred Bartels

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And one for the movement Makers.
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Fred Bartels

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For all of you who would like to see Bernie Sanders MAKE a difference in the 2016 race, I've set up a group on Thingiverse for those of us who want to create 3d designs that can get folks thinking about the issues Bernie is raising.
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Fred Bartels

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Much potential here for the Maker movement.
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Ye-e-e-e-e-e-es.
That is where many of us already are.

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But who will make the rules that we have to "stay within"? This is where they prevent solutions like this. Unless they demonstrate that they will not create rules which only serve the Poverty Machine and not the people, they don't deserve our "obedience". None of this, "you have to put a blanket of Tyvek over your entire house (at a bazillion $ per square inch that only serves the manufacturer and distributor and not the end user) in order to be legal!" crap. If saran wrap will create the vapor barrier, I'll use the freakin' saran wrap. Etc.

Companies don't compete to provide the best product to the end user for the best price for the end user. The end user is not their customer. They are each other's customers. Along with insurance companies and politicians and all that junk. The end user has been eliminated from the economy long ago. They are in business to buy and sell one another's products and services. This doesn't necessarily benefit the end user at all, but only multiplies costs to us. The end user must be allowed to use materials and processes that they can actually create and access themselves in order to eliminate this kind of predation.

This is really important for the future of the human race. If we want to have a future at all.
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Rob Perhamus

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I will need liability insurance to open a fablab. Can anyone refer me to the name of the broker who can help me get it?
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Try Fractured Atlas. https://www.fracturedatlas.org. They are good at patting the insurance company on the back and saying, "don't worry, it's not as crazy as it sounds."
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Rob Perhamus

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Hi, I'd like to start a fablab/makerspace in Claremont, CA. Are there existing G+ events where people hangout to discuss? As I am new this community, it might be rude if I just went ahead and schedule an event. Perhaps others who would be interested could answer the poll and if there's enough interest, I or the moderators could schedule some hangout events?
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I hope you get to do your thing.
Good luck!
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Barbara Lee

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The 3D@DV Team completed its 3D challenge project today! Read about it here:
https://3datdv.wordpress.com/2015/04/22/done/
Our 3D@DV team has worked SO hard on their build of the solar system! Today we spent our 40 minutes mapping out the position of the planets relative to each other and the sun, and laying out the co...
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sarah ziebell

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Hello from Jakarta! @america, the U.S. Embassy Jakarta's cultural center, is doing an interesting webinar next week on maker portfolios. We invite you to join us online and invite your friends. The program will also be archived for later viewing at atamerica.or.id
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peter lang

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thanks rifle!
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Fred Bartels

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A not so great video of the working library light sculpture prototype. Not so great because the iPhone camera is washing out the colors of the lights. The sculpture still needs a figure of someone reading on the top platform!!!! :)
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Way cool!
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Building a community for Educators and Makers working to inspire young people to make projects in art, craft, engineering, green design, math, music, science, technology, and more

Jill Ziegler

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For anyone delivering an elementary Makerspace program or anyone who would like to give helpful input:
Looking for input about the schedule of Makerspace in elementary schools. For example, we offer Makerspace time 1x a month for 1 hour for students in grades K-2 and again 1x for students in grades 3-5. At the middle school in our district, it is offered 4 days a week with rotating themes each month. How do you structure Makerspace?
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Are you doing research? Would love to collaborate with you about our 6-12 grade experiences and yours.
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Fred Bartels

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One for the music Makers!
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Fred Bartels

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Thank you #Adafruit!
Through a U.S. manufacturing partnership with Adafruit and the launch of a new global sister brand called Genuino, Arduino.cc today announces a couple of big moves that address the manufacturing challenges that have emerged for the company over the past few months. Much of 2015 has seen the open-source board …
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Wow.
Massimo's integrity IS everything.
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Fred Bartels

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Should be good! 
A while ago, I posted the comic Up Goer Five, an annotated blueprint of the Saturn V rocket with all the parts described using only the thousand most common English words. Today, I'm excited to ann...
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I love it.
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Fred Bartels

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What to do with those old filament spools? You could make something like this. I made this one to test an idea regarding curved roofs. Perhaps a nice way to get kids into geodesic thinking. 
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Yay!
That would make a cool light fixture to hang over the middle of a large room. It could be decorated seasonally and each hole have a bulb/twist in it.
Nice.
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peter lang

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For those interested in Betavoltaic (nuclear) batteries ....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betavoltaics
For the first time using a water-based solution, researchers have created a long-lasting and more efficient nuclear battery that could be used for many applications such as a reliable energy source in automobiles and also in complicated applications such as space flight.
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Parker Thomas
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Share your "Day in the Life of a 3d Printer" for $100?    I’m looking for five teachers who use 3-D printers in the classroom to shoot 27 pictures of “A Day in the Life of a 3-D Printer” in exchange for a $100 Amazon gift certificate.  I’m hoping to learn more about how the printer is used during the day, any unusual use cases, what would make it easier to use and anything else you’d like to document.   Pictures can be anything you feel is descriptive and will only be used for this research (not distributed publicly).   Please contact me at me@parkerthomas.com if interested and tell me a little bit about your class.
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Barbara Lee

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Our 3D at DV Maker Challenge Team is on the home stretch of its project, a rendering of the solar system. We are hoping to win a 3D printer by entering this project into a competition with 6 other independent schools in the area. We're on the home stretch!
The team has been hard at work, refining the bases the planets rest on, as well as thinking about the connector system. I have been busily printing out their planets and connectors and testing the ...
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Maria Mucino

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Let's help this young #maker  & #3dprinting  advocate win!
 
Hey everyone,  I am in the running for Student Teckie in the Cox Connect 2 STEM Awards. I am humbly asking for your support by clicking the link below, scroll down to find my name Danielle Delgado, and vote for me! The voting will be on until April 10.
THANK YOU SO MUCH for your support!

http://www.connect2stem.com/vote.html
PLEASE VOTE FOR ONE FINALIST IN EACH CATEGORY. After School Excellence Award. Arizona 4-H. The University of Arizona 4-H Youth Development Program provides STEM youth education opportunities across the state of Arizona for youth ages 5 to 19 years old. More than 9000 Arizona youth are enrolled ...
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