Good clean fun at the soap-molding workshop with 3D Printer Master John Hinkel at @Construct3DConf today! #Construct3DConf #MakerEd #STEAM

I had lots of good clean fun at the soap-molding workshop led by 3DPrint Master John Hinkel on the final day of Construct3D Conference! John demo’d his process for designing the mold and it’s interior beveled edges in Fusion360. These edges are called fillets and pronounced “fill-etts” and I only stubbornly insisted on pronouncing it the French way for a very short time. John 3D printed molds in advance for each of us, and we coated the inside of our mold with Dawn dish detergent (as this liquid soap will help release our soap from the mold later). We then used masking tape to affix the top of the mold to the bottom of the mold. We melted clear glycerin soap in the microwave, added drops of liquid soap colorant (not regular food dye!), poured it into molds, and let the cast set in the mold while John scrolled through his blog and regaled us with tales of his more memorable trials and tribulations 3D designing and printing. John also suggested adding drops of essential oil or glitter or even flowers to glam up your soap.

***Check out John’s website where he documents projects and explorations here: madprinter.org Also, John works at BoxLock, a startup that was just featured on the Season 10 premiere of SharkTank last night! Per the show’s description, “BoxLock is the first smart padlock, specifically designed to protect deliveries from porch pirates and package thieves. BoxLock gives you peace of mind that your deliveries from all major carriers will be there, reliably when you expect them.”

Here’s a description of the workshop from the Construct3 conference website:

 

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Explorations with @BlocksCAD at @construct3dconf hosted by @GeorgiaTech. #mathchat #scichat #MakerEd #STEMed #construct3D2018 #CSforAll

I’m at Georgia Tech in Atlanta for the 2nd quasi-annual Construct3D conference. After landing, I hightailed it over to the J. Erskine Love Building of the G. W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering for the BlocksCAD: Teaching #STEAM and Coding workshop led by @JonahBoucher. Solomon Menashi, BlocksCAD‘s CEO and Co-Founder, was also at the workshop. I need to make time to chat with him because he is looking for a few teachers at a school who want to try out their 4 new BlocksCAD AR lessons!

Like Geometer’s Sketchpad (or Geogebra), I think BlocksCAD should be in every math teacher’s toolkit. It’s such an awesome way to integrate math, computer science ,and 3D design! Per BlocksCAD’s website:

Here are some useful BlocksCAD links:

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Here are some photos from @MakerFaire New York at @nysci this past weekend. #WMFNY18 #MakerFaireNYC #NYC #MakerEd #STEAM #ArtEdTech #ArtsEd

It was great fun to visit the 9th Annual World Maker Faire New York this weekend. As usual, my favorite area was the Young Makers Zone. Here are some things from this year’s Make Faire NYC that I noticed:

1. Danny Scheible and Eben Burgoon’s Tapigami Tape City
https://makerfaire.com/maker/entry/67556/

2. Theo Boris’s Welcome to Planet Hugalot! Hug, please! (where I found Lesa Wang)
https://makerfaire.com/maker/entry/67858/

3. Godwyn Morris’s Dazzlinks Cardboard Contraptions
https://makerfaire.com/maker/entry/67657

4. Benjamin Lehrer and Jonathan Roach’s Marvin: A Giant Connect 4 Robot
https://makerfaire.com/maker/entry/67497/

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5. Evan Weinstein’s Cocoa Press Chocolate 3D Printer
https://makerfaire.com/maker/entry/67782

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6. Christian Ristow’s The Hand of Man
https://makerfaire.com/maker/entry/68198/

7. Todd Blatt, Marty McGuire, Jen Schachter’s We the Builders
https://makerfaire.com/maker/entry/67669/

8. Pete Gosselin’s 1 UP Keyboards programmable keyboard kits

9. Popular Science’s Tabletop Catapult
https://www.popsci.com/catapult

10. Balam Soto’s Sonic Moonbeam (www.balam.io)
https://makerfaire.com/maker/entry/67508/

11. Orimagi robots inspired by origami
https://makerfaire.com/maker/entry/67940

12. Gualala Gadget’s Electric Marble Machines
https://makerfaire.com/maker/entry/67571/

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13. Martin Horstman’s Doodlematic iPad app (where I saw Al Doyle)
https://makerfaire.com/maker/entry/67553/

14. Steven Hanania’s The Wizard of Fun puppets
https://makerfaire.com/maker/entry/67790

15. Tetsuji Katsuda’s Robot Band++
https://makerfaire.com/maker/entry/67454/

16. William Muehlenhard’s Zoetrope
https://makerfaire.com/maker/entry/67801/


17. Lucy Johnson and Robert Fitzsimons’s Planetarium Umbrella
https://makerfaire.com/maker/entry/67484
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18. Sofía Suazo’s Emoji-Me loaded to @emoji___me on Instagram
https://makerfaire.com/maker/entry/67741/

19. I LUG NY’s LEGO Infinity Machine by Adult Fans of LEGO
https://makerfaire.com/maker/entry/67852


20. The awesome Needle Arts and Crafts areas in Zone 1
https://makerfaire.com/maker/entry/67785/

21. Sharon Raymond’s Simple Shoemaking
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https://makerfaire.com/maker/entry/67752/

22. Beautiful examples of circuit design and sewable circuits from Princeton’s CST, 3D-Kompetenzzentrum Germany, and Lovie Monsters
https://makerfaire.com/maker/entry/67815/

https://makerfaire.com/maker/entry/67869
https://makerfaire.com/maker/entry/67781

23. And some more things to look into which I forgot to document with photos or videos:

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