In recent years, I’ve met more and more people who can and preserve their own food. When a friend gave me a jar of peach and blueberry preserves that she canned herself, I started thinking about this even more. At … Read more >
This afternoon I celebrated the last day of my long weekend by making a light theremin. “A light theremin?” you ask, “What’s that?” I’m so glad you asked!
Metrix X. (2011). “Thereminvox / Theremin Musical Instrument [photo].” Retrieved from https://www.flickr.com/photos/metrix_feet/5964085902… Read more >
Hello world, and greetings from New York City! I’ve been here on a brief vacation, and while that *has* involved normal(ish) New York City vacation things, it has also involved the penultimate step in a project that I began almost … Read more >
May marks the one-year anniversary of the MakerBridge blog! While the site did exist before the blog, our blog has become a major part of our efforts to spread the word about making and its intersections with education and diversity … Read more >
I was cruising through ERIC the other day (the way you do), when I came across a report by the National Center for Engineering and Technology Education (NCETE): Incorporating Engineering Design Challenges into STEM Courses. “Engineering design challenges” isn’t … Read more >
Making digital objects–webpages, gifs, music, you name it–is one of my favorite kinds of making, because as long as I’ve got my computer and a functioning internet connection, I don’t have to worry about other supplies (or mess!). Better yet, … Read more >
Today I want to talk about technology implementations and why they succeed (or not), because let’s face it–we’ve all read those articles about makerspaces in schools, and we’ve all drooled over the really cool-looking spaces with their laser cutters and … Read more >
Here’s something I learned today:
Of all the people featured on the cover of Make Magazine to date, 85% have been men or boys, 15% have been women or girls, and 0% have been people of color.
I woke up … Read more >