Making Design Lab: be inspired.

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Good morning Tumblr! What’s your daily challenge? Enter the Design Lab Breakfast Challenge & you could win a Littlebits base kit! http://ow.ly/Bkuba

Good morning Tumblr! What’s your daily challenge? Enter the Design Lab Breakfast Challenge & you could win a Littlebits base kit! http://ow.ly/Bkuba

#DesignLab is in top gear. In or Sandbox, create structures using dowels and rubber bands. Join the the movement.

#Hyperlapse #nysci #design #nyc #queens (at New York Hall of Science)

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We got this excellent submission to our Make It At Home Challenge from Kandance using card stock and tissue paper.  Well done!  

Keep those submissions coming!  We will announce the winners of the Challenge on the last day of June so keep makin’ and be sure to send us a photo or video before June 30th!

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!

The best of DIY 2012
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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.
30 Best Moments in the DIY Movement in 2012
(via 30 Best Moments in the DIY Movement in 2012 : TreeHugger)

The best of DIY 2012

treehugger:

etharooni/CC BY 2.0

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.

30 Best Moments in the DIY Movement in 2012

(via 30 Best Moments in the DIY Movement in 2012 : TreeHugger)

Making Meaning [M2] conference.
October 1, 2012.
A Maker Education Initiative organized by the New York Hall of Science.

Making Meaning [M2] conference.

October 1, 2012.

A Maker Education Initiative organized by the New York Hall of Science.

LOOK WHAT’S COMING TO WORLD MAKER FAIRE - Level Eleven is a retro-styled custom computer made from cherry with aluminum accents.

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.

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.