Note: Detailed instructions for this project were published on Make on November 15, 2015. Please see “Cut and Fold a Pop-Up Snowflake Greeting Card.” Like most self-respecting nerds, I love fractals. So what better way to celebrate winter than creating a fun card based on the famous Koch Snowflake (also known as the Koch star…
After I made the last fractal Christmas card, my daughter pointed out that it also looked a lot of like a pile of presents. (Kids!) So I decided to play with that idea a bit. I selected a set of coordinating scrapbook papers and cut the inside of the card just as I did last…
Years ago when I taught with the Kaleidoscope Cooperative for Science and Math, we investigated fractals. As part of that study, we explored Sierpinski’s Triangle, a fractal in which equilateral triangle shapes are removed according to a specific set of rules, forming a repeating pattern. I wanted to extend the 2D version we made in class…
Use the Adafruit NeoTrellis M4 to control your computer and interact with a Scratch 16-Beat Sequencer. Have fun mixing your own beats and remixing the Scratch code.
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May is the American Library Association Mystery Month, so I decided to feature some fantastic children’s mystery books as part of my Maker Monday activities. For each book, I created a STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) building challenges. Participants each got a bag filled with specific building materials, commonplace items you’d find at a library, to complete the challenge.
Use the mico:bit in combination with SparkFun sensors to monitor the health of your hydroponics planter.
Use a disposable water bottle to create an upcycled hydroponics planter. This is a fun, easy, inexpensive way to grow greens, herbs, flowers and more indoors or start garden seedlings before the season. It’s a great project for schools and camps.
Fun DIY projects that will inspire young makers to explore, create, and share!
Science & Swim is a program that brings Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) education to local pools.