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Teachers’ Tips for Getting the Most out of Maker Faire

teachersLoveMF_heroI find that teachers have that perfect combination of curiosity and urge to learn that makes them a great match for Maker Faire. And, trained by years of explaining the same thing in dozens of different ways, teachers are really good navigators of the novice. Every year I make sure I ask […]

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2 Expert Tips to Give Your 3D Prints Smooth, Colorful Finishes

Most 3D prints have the same ridged, textured finish to them due to the nature of extruders. Find out how to customize your prints with these techniques.
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Why Educators Love Maker Faire 2014 ( + their tips!)

Chad Ratliff shared with us this video (above, by Trevor Przyuski) of a professional development trip he and his colleagues took to Maker Faire 2013. Schools are back in session, and we’re getting ready to throw open the gates to Maker Faire, han…

Maker Faire Educators Meetup 2014 Wrapup

After the Making Possibilities Workshop on Thursday, more than 200 educators descended on the grounds of Maker Faire in the throes of setup to enjoy our annual Educators Meetup. Folks from ShopBot, EEME, Circuit Stickers, Lighthouse Community Charter S…

Encouraging Girls to Hack and Make

After working as a hardware engineer, attending grad school at Harvard, and working in science and engineering education for 10 years, I decided to go back to my community last year and start a program for girls. Read more on MAKE