TeachSTEMNow.com | Start Gamifying Now With the Kodu Challenge
“Getting students interested in coding through competitive game design is a simple way to bring more kids up to speed on coding. There is a set time frame with clear goals. Coding tools are generally provided for free, as is support for learning the basics. For those students who are truly just starting out, a more visual language is desirable. Kodu is a new visual programming language by Microsoft that is easily learned by every student. It runs on the Xbox and is specifically designed for the creation of games.”
Episode 97 – The Focus Microscope Camera for iPad
“Exo Labs recently released their Focus microscope camera and iPad App. Replacing the eyepiece on any standard microscope, the Focus camera streams a high quality image to the iPad screen where it can be recorded and shared. Jeff talks to us about the Focus camera, its use in classrooms and engineering applications, and how you can help support their Kickstarter effort.”
Leanpath Weighs Waste – IEEE Spectrum
“About a third of the food produced for human consumption never gets eaten. That’s a lot wasted—some 1.3 billion metric tons worldwide each year,”
The Wonderbag: How Cooking with Recycled Polystyrene Can Avert Disasters – Core77
” Wonderbag. By filling a polycotton bag with recycled polystyrene beads, the duo have created an object that can be safely draped around a pot that has just been brought to boil. The Wonderbag then keeps the pot and its contents hot for hours, without the original heating source. “
The ‘Ball Box’ math problem – Math Open Reference
“The Acme Tennis Ball Company is designing a new box to ship its products. The marketing department wants a triangular box that can hold 4 balls, as in the illustration below.”
Alvin Upgrade Coming Along Swimmingly > ENGINEERING.com
“Over the course of the last fifty years, Alvin has seen six major upgrades, but its newest will extend its range to the very deepest parts of the ocean, allowing for unprecedented observation.”
Clay Water Filters for Ghana » Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog
“Pure Home Water, Ghana manufactures and distributes AfriClay Filters in an effort to bring clean water to 1 million people. So far they have delivered filters to provide 100,000 people clean water.
The process is simple. Water is placed in a clay filter and gravity pulls the water through the pores left in the clay during firing.
Sediment and bacteria are filtered out”
ReBrick | Blog | The Inventing Our Future of Flight Competition – OFFICIAL RULES
“The Inventing Our Future of Flight competition (“the Challenge”) is an academic building competition where the LEGO Group and NASA will challenge the fans of NASA to a develop a LEGO® prototype of their own aircraft of tomorrow along with a technical research paper to explain your ideas.
The competition will begin at June 5th 2013 and the submission period ends July 31st 2013. Winners will be announced September 1st 2013.”
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