This is me at a conference holding something I’m comfortable with–an Arduino Cookbook. Of course I’m usually looking at the English version, but anyone that knows me will tell you that I love microcontrollers and making things blink. Anyway, as I prepared for a recent visit to the Cecil B. Moore library, I realized I was tired of doing things I… Read more →
Origami and working with paper has been an interest of mine since I started working with Maker Jawn last May. Because of my busy school schedule, I’ve only been available to fill in shifts at the various sites when the other maker mentors can’t make it. Origami is a really great activity to work on as a substitute maker mentor… Read more →
Last week, my students and myself built a balloon zipline. This turned out to be an awesome project that the kids had a blast with. However, being committing to tricking kids into doing math and science, I challenged the kids to measure the speed. Coaching them along, we were able to come up with some reasonable numbers in a few different ways.
Because we had such a good time with the project, I wanted to share the detailed breakdown of what we did and how we did it.