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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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Pics and notes from #TeacherTuesdays at @littleBits store tonight. #STEAM #MakerEd

http://littlebits.cc/teacher-tuesdays-at-the-nyc-littlebits-pop-up-store

The littleBits pop-up retail shop in Soho is prototyping hosting Teacher Tuesdays this month. I was super honored and excited to be the special guest at tonight’s event organized by Michael Muhanna.

I introduced the Parts, Purposes and Complexities exercise (via Agency By Design out of Harvard Graduate School of Education) that I learned about in June while at Design Do Discover. As per their Twitter  bio, @AgencybyDesign is “A multiyear research initiative at Project Zero investigating the promises, practices, and pedagogies of maker-centered learning experiences.”

This activity is perfect for an introductory exploration of littleBits, as it encourages individual or small group exploration of the various parts (in this case, the bits), their separate purposes, and how they fit together magnetically to form more complex circuits.

It was awesome to see familiar faces in the audience including three awesome ladies from @MarymountNY (@lesa_wang, @MaureenrReilly, and @snipskmw) who are launching a 1:1 litlltBits program staying in graders 3,4, and 5 this year. Check out their awesome tweets as they share their students’ progress and explorations!

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5th graders at @The_School are “outsourcing” their Greek 3-D temple designs!

There’s an awesome project happening in two of the 5th grade classrooms at The School at Columbia University right now. To supplement their study of Ancient Greece, Dena Rothstein and Heather Lortie, are having their students collaborate with students from The Marymount School across Central Park on the Upper East Side. (The School is located on the Upper West Side…) Both groups are designing 3D Greek temples using Tinkercad and sharing their online files with a group at the other school to tweak, customize, and ultimately build (“print”) in our 3D printers. The humor of us being able to say that we are literally outsourcing to the East is not lost on us.

Teachers supporting this collaboration at The School are Heather, Dena, Greg Benedis-Grab (@gbenedisgrab), and Don Buckley (@donbuckley) with a lot of support from Cristina Martinez (@finlaycm) and a little support from me. On the UES of the park, Jaymes Dec (@jaymesdec) and Lesa Wang oversee Marymount’s particpation in the project. Jaymes designed the new Fab Lab at Marymount, and he just spoke at TEDxNYED last month.

Today, the groups communicated “long distance” and “real time” using Google Video Chat. (Cristina Martinez turned on the Chat feature for students just for this project and just for a few days. Usually, this feature is disabled.) I moved about checking on all of the groups. At one point, I observed four kids (two in front of me and two on the screen) discuss their designs and even use a secondary laptop facing the camera to visibly demonstrate how to use Tinkercad to make a triangular hole to decorate the roof of a temple. I thought that was awesome. 🙂

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