Also, be sure to check out craftzine.
Young Engineers, Digital Fabrication, Thing-A-Day, Open Projects and more at this month's Make:KC Show & Tell.
Young Engineers Club
Home schoolers and smaller private K-12 schools are looking for innovative ways of incorporating technology into their studies. Tom Collins will discuss the Young Engineers group started at the school his kids attend.
Come join our bi-weekly discussion examining the impact of disruptive technologies on teaching, learning and finding ways to support STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) based studies through Life-Long Learning.
Making: The Art of STEM
Plan to attend Make:KC's bi-weekly Robotics meetings starting Wednesday February 22, 2012. If you bring a cheap 2D scanner found at thrift stores, we'll take them apart to explore useful parts you can salvage. Also, if you have a robot you're working on then bring it along and show others. We'll learn how you can build your own custom robot parts at the Fab Lab.
Rep Rap Router
This month we're taking a look inside a Tesla Coil with Steve Siegel. We're learning about how a Tesla Coil works and what it takes to build one. We're looking forward to finally getting started building our own.
Making: The Art of STEM
STEM, a buzzword used to rally support calling for more Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math in schools. At the core of this movement is the belief our kindergarten through high school students are not being prepared for their future, where the jobs these kids will face haven't been invented yet. Creativity, problem solving, and inventiveness are among the essential skills they'll need. Some criticize STEM for leaving Art out of this mix. Making and the Maker Movement embodies the Art of STEM.
Arduino going mainstream? These Make:Microcontroller kits have arrived at Radio Shack (on Chouteau Trafficway) in Kansas City.
First night building the Benchtop Power Supplies.
Meeting Dale and watching as he builds communities around the world, you get a sense of great accomplishments that touch us all.
In his Eulogy for My Father Dale shares a glimpse into the importance family plays in his life. How Mom and Dad did their special magic together for the benefit of others their whole life.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Dale and his family after the recent passing of his father.
Events & Activities
HMS Beagle Science Store - voted Coolest Store in Kansas City
Check out these other great Maker Friendly groups:
Local Hackerspace and Makerspace Groups
Regional Hackerspace and Makerspace Groups