@39forks creates a quick video of Design Lab’s sound experiments at NSTA, Indianapolis

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Become a Teacher Design Fellow and learn about introductory design starter activities and the design process, a problem-solving process central to engineering and technology. Through an online orientation and our five-day Verizon Summer Design Institute (July 16 – 20), you will develop and…

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NYSCI’s CEO Margaret Honey is guest contributor on Citizen IBM today: http://ibm.co/GLsKE3

Sanitation Truck Test: Design I/O’s pre Puppet Parade prototyping

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A test using a kinect to identify a sanitation truck being placed against the wall. The rubbish is then collected by the truck, disappearing from the projection. 

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We have been working intensively with Gigantic Mechanic, a NYC based game design firm to create a social game for our Great Hall exhibition on the theme of sustainability. We have spent a lot of time with dice and cards (my response was to make a game where you build a house out of the cards…

Kinect Tracking Video: by Design-IO at NYSCI

Prototyping for Puppet Parade, NYSCI’s artists in residence Design-IO, use a Kinect camera:

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This is what the Kinect camera mounted above the screen sees. We needed to mount it in this way so we could easily see when someone’s arm was outstretched in front of them. 

Design Lab activity area at NYSCI. Photo: Andrew Kelly.

Design Lab activity area at NYSCI. Photo: Andrew Kelly.

Design Lab: Circuits.

A project of NYSCI’s Verizon Center for STEM Learning, Design Lab explores how design-based learning can give teachers new strategies for engaging all types of learners.

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Some small scale reactable inspired tests of managing and sharing resources between two worlds.
Using shape detection to detect wooden pieces and assign them as resources. Still early tests.

We are using a Sony IR Camera looking down on the screen from above. The IR filter means that you don’t see the image on the screen, just the backlight of the screen with the shapes silhouetted.

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Here’s a new blog by the Chief Content person at NYSCI, Eric Siegel:

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At the NY Hall of Science, there are a whole slew of things I am working toward on any given day. This blog will focus on five projects that are all pretty large scale, all interesting and challenging across several different dimensions, and all in about the same stage of development. I will also…

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