Teaching STEM the fun way: by tinkering. TASC’s ExpandEd is calling all teacher-tinkerers: make your science-technology-engineering-math curriculum stand out. Workshops will be held at NYSCI this August. Happy tinkering!
Do It Yourself. This has always been part of the human psyche but it has moved from a basic necessity in daily life to an optional tactic for getting something done. With the ease of replacing an object versus repairing it, and the overwhelming variety of items in the marketplace to suit every need and style, the idea of DIYing took a backseat for decades. However, over the last few years we have seen the beginnings of a mindshift, a resurgence in DIY culture that goes well beyond the craftiness of making one’s own jewelry or party favors. Indeed, over the last few years and especially in 2012, we have seen a renewed interest in DIY from designing and making objects with the latest technology like 3D printing, to the growth of a repair culture and the popularity of hacking, modifying and fixing your own electronics.
The change has been exciting to watch, and before the year ends we want to take a moment to glance back over the best of the DIY movement from 2012, from articles to projects to events.
LOOK WHAT’S COMING TO WORLD MAKER FAIRE - Come fly with the Brooklyn Aerodrome. In the space of an afternoon, you can learn to build, fly and repair your own airplanes. Expanding on their presentation from last year’s World Maker Faire, this year will feature a “New Pilots” runway as well as training and buddy boxing. What’s buddy boxing? We’re not sure either. Come to Maker Faire to find out.
See more of what’s coming to World Maker Faire here.