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STEM Education

Fab@School Maker Studio – FableVision Learning

Envision a classroom where students are actually working as engineers—a classroom where students imagine, invent, design, test, and collaborate to solve compelling problems. Picture a classroom where creativity flourishes and making mistakes is part of the learning process, as students discover for themselves what works and what does not. And imagine a classroom where every student walks away from a lesson with a working machine, pop-up, or another 3D object they designed and created themselves.

5 Trends That Will Turn the K-12 Classroom Into A Digital Learning Garden

New tools for educators will be powerful allies in bridging learning gaps. GUEST COLUMN | by Jon Roepke The education technology future we have all been promised for so long is no longer a seed of imagination and innovation. Those seeds have sprouted. Some have even grown roots and are starting to come into full…

Arduino Rotary Encoder | ELECTRONICS HUB

Contents1 Circuit Diagram2 Hardware Required3 Introduction to Rotary Encoders4 Circuit design of Rotary Encoder with Arduino5 Working A Rotary Encoder is an electromechanical device that converts angular movement of the shaft to analog or digital code. Rotary Encoders can be found in radio equipment like amateur radio or hand held, where non-stop or continuous 3600 …

High Tech Meets High Art in UT’s CAET Initiative

New center teaches art students technical and computer skills. The technological explosion of the 21st century has profoundly effected our lives, inundating our senses with endless streams of information and mutating pop culture into bizarre forms at warp speed. Even something as high-brow and historically analog as fine arts education can’t resist the effects of these developments...Read More....

Othermill – A portable precise desktop CNC Milling Machine | Other Machine Co.

The Othermill is a portable, precise desktop CNC mill that allows you to create 2D and 3D objects out of durable materials, such as wood, metal, and plastic, using digital designs. We believe that regular people should be able to use professional tools, so we’ve designed easy-to-use software and provided the tools and materials you need to get started.

School-manufacturer program aims to show students there’s a future in manufacturing | New Hampshire Business Review

From his office window in Charlestown, John Olsen sees Springfield, Vt., where 8,000 people used to work in the machine tool industry back in the 1940s, 1950s and early 1960s."And now I don't think there's 50 people in the machine tool industry in Springfield," said Olsen, president of Whelen Engineering Inc.But Olsen, now in his 55th year in manufacturing, isn't willing to accept this as reality either for Whelen or the future of advanced manufacturing in the United States.So with the help of retired Claremont School District Superintendent Jacqueline Guillette, Scott Pope, an instructor at the Sugar River Valley Technical Center in Claremont, and others, they've developed a curriculum for a hands-on program that allows local high school students to get into the factory and learn what manufacturing is today, and that there may be a future in it. ..Read More....

There’s a Home for You in Manufacturing – YouTube

Business leaders and workers discuss the types of jobs and careers available in Advanced Manufacturing. Film credits Keene State College, RCAM, ABTech, NHBB, Phase65, Inc., Graphicast, Maxcess Tidland, Region 14 CTE, Corning, Knappe & Koester, Inc., Whelen Engineering, TIMKEN
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