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Notes and pics from #TurtleStitch meetup at @TeachersCollege thanks to @susanettenheim @back_face @JaymesDec @TurtleStitch! #MakerEd #STEAM

Thanks to Susan Ettenheim () for knowing that Michael Aschauer (@back_face, Lead Developer of TurtleStitch) was going to be in town from Vienna, Austria! Susan gathered a bunch of educators and technologists to meet today both in-person and virtually — on the Google Hangout were folks from Kenya and Brooklyn, and also Andrea Mayr-Stalder (@turtlestitch, TurtleStitch’s Project Lead) in Austria. We were able to chat about TurtleStitch and talk about their growing community of people worldwide interested in sharing patterns and projects. Thanks as well to Jaymes Dec (@JaymesDec) who offered to have us hang with him at the Thingspace at Teachers College, Columbia University and hosted us during his office hours.

Here are some links:
1. The TurtleStitch website: https://turtlestitch.org
2. TurtleStitch cards for beginners which can be download (they remind me of the wonderful TurtleArt cards!): http://www.turtlestitch.org/static/download/TurtleStitch-Cards-Beginners.pdf
3. Michael also shared StitchPad http://stitchpad.io/ which allows you to sketch a picture with your finger on your phone and exported the design as an .svg or a .dst/.exp file to be embroidered with a digital sewing machine
4. Here’s a detailed blogpost by @RichardMillwood about using TurtleStitch: http://blog.richardmillwood.net/2017/10/20/turtlestitching-programming-embroidery/
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Videos of some final projects from #DesignDoDiscover at @Intl_Chadwick. #d3ci #cihosts #STEAM

Just wanted to gather the videos from this past weekend’s awesome inaugural Design Do Discover in Asia hosted by the wonderful Chadwick International School in Songdo, South Korea. Thank you to coaches Gary Donahue and Andrew Carle of Chadwick, Jaymes Dec of The Marymount School in New York, and Sarah Barnum of The Castilleja School in California!

Here’s the Maneki Neko cat I made with Alice Cha, Landy Hwang, and Ivy Choi:
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Here’s George Gostovich‘s sound-activated Neo-Pixel guitar strap:
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Here’s Sarah’s sound-enhanced meditative pillow:

Here’s Toni’s mobile robot which reacts to distance, light, and sound:

Here’s Steve and Gary’s robotic plant watering system:

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Maneki Neko prototypes at #DesignDoDiscover @Chadwick_Int! #d3CI #cihosts #MakerEd #elemaker #STEAM

I’m having an awesome time collaborating with teachers here at Design Do Discover’s Songdo edition at Chadwick International School. The FABulous team of coaches includes: Jaymes Dec (FabLab Coordinator at The Marymount School), Sarah Barnum (Science Teacher/Bourn Fellow at The Castilleja School), Gary Donahue (Department Chair of Technology, Making, and Design at Chadwick International School), and Andrew Carle (Village School Maker and Atelierista at Chadwick International School).
Here are some links about the program:
Design Do Discover Chadwick School: https://sites.google.com/view/ddd-ci
Design Do Discover year-round: https://making.marymountnyc.org/page/events/design-do-discover
GoogleGroup of FabLab and Maker educators: http://bit.ly/fabmakegroup

My partners today were Alice Cha of Seoul International School and Landy Hwang & Ivy Choi of Yew Chung International School in Beijing, China. We decided to create interactive Maneki Neko sculptures — these could be powered using different platforms depending on what hardware or software you have at your disposal:

  • Hummingbird programmed in Scratch
  • Arduino programmed in Ardublocks or Snap for Arduino or mBlock
  • LEGO WeDo programmed in Scratch or Mindstorms
  • EV3 programmed in Scratch or Mindstorms
  • MakeBlock programmed in Scratch or mBlock
  • littleBits

Here are some photos of the process:​

Here are our notes about the project:

Here are photos from the intro session with the whole group (pay attention to my new favorite caffeinated peppermint gum):

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