A Friday Product Post filled with new products and a special guest appearance from Atlas Scientific.
High-school science teachers can radically reduce the cost of building up science labs while giving students opportunities to engage in genuine design processes by introducing them to open-source hardware. A vast collection of free and pre-designed low-cost scientific tools are available, many of which can be printed on a open-source 3D printer, including the printer itself. Not only can students benefit from access to research grade equipment, there are ample opportunities for students to build on, improve, and customize scientific tools as part of their curriculum. In this way the number and value of the open-source hardware designs can expand with student effort, enabling a powerful motivating factor for science education.
A brief overview of the numerous internet-enabled devices I've used to monitor my aquaponic systems.
Check out the next chapter in the aquaponics automation saga. The project has moved beyond a small indoor system to automating an entire geodesic dome greenhouse full of many different systems.
The Hiking Hack is the first of a proposed series of research expeditions investigating the role of situated design for wild animal interaction. This mobile workshop through the Panamanian Rainforest was designed to explore how context shapes the crafting of technology and to probe the limits of constructing and utilizing DIY physical computing systems in harsh environments. It also served as a means of engaging with and reflecting upon the biological, technological and cultural aspects interplaying in modern scientific research.
Check out this awesome project from a couple of Eastern Washington students.
Get your captions in for a chance at an exciting prize!
We have a good balance of products for this week. Check them out and see if one can be a solution for a problem with your project.
Spending some time with Google Trends and trying to predict the future.
This is an Exploratorium Teacher Institute professional development course open to any middle or high school science teacher. This course is designed to help science teachers infuse their curriculum with hands-on STEM activities that support the NGSS engineering practices.
The IOIO is back, along with a new OpenLog and a few brick-a-brac components!
One of our Italian customers took our Third Hand Kit and kind of sort of actually made it cooler.
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