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Enjoy this fun look at Learning is for Everyone’s Makerspace Project Red Bull Creation 2012 entry! Team members hailed from LI4E’s FTC Team Duct Tape , and put their collective creativity to the test to develop the massive Rube Goldberg-like device in just three days!
Here’s the team’s description of their creation:
This over-engineered beauty is the Red Bull Wake-Up-Call alarm clock. Since anything worth doing is worth over-doing, this Bullduino-driven morning persuader is configured out a variety of repurposed items, including:
- a 60 year old Seth Thomas travel clock
- a Yamaha stage piano with speaker and woofer
- an NXT brick
- a couple of LEGO motors
- a steel trap triggered by a falling anvil
- and lots of duct tape!
They Make, therefore they Are – awesome!
Young Makers are born with imagination and a sense of fun and creativity. But they also need the encouragement and support of family and community, to not only celebrate what they make, but to keep their Maker Spirit alive and thriving!
From Jamie and Adam Tested – Mythbusters‘ Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage’s home on the web – comes the latest in the As Yet Untitled Adam Savage Project #2: Getting Started Making. (If you’ve got a suggestion for a show name, visit the “Name the Next Tested Video” page.)
On June 25, 2012 a Maker Space – a community space to “create, tinker, play anad collaborate” – will begin to operate in the Westport Library in CT, joining the growing number of libraries reimagining themselves as makerspaces. From June 25th to August 23rd Joseph Schott will be our first Maker-in-Residence. Patrons can participate in assisting with the creation of two model airplanes that will ultimately be suspended in the Great Hall of the Library. How about it Tampa Bay? Interested in collaborating on similar spaces here? Check out the LI4E Makerspace Project.
Words of wisdom from one of our most treasured Makers! “Remember that you have time to figure out what you want to do. Who you need to be. Where you want to go. You have time to fail. You have time to mess up. You have time to try again. And when you mess that up, you still have time. Just so long as you’re willing to work hard.” Read his full commencement address at Sarah Lawrence College.
Think you have the next hundred million dollar product idea? My Cool Inventions radio show invites you to submit your product idea. Run by Akos Jankura ‘The Solutioinist’ and John Cremeans ‘The Doctor of Shopology” who offer to guide inventors in their product development, the program offers listeners an opportunity to vote on their favorite ideas.
Recently, the show maxed out the voter capacity during its premier boradcast when when the inventors of the Activator (home security) Knuckle Racquet (sports/exercise) and Credit Clean Extreme (DIY Credit Rating) pitched their ideas live and created “a text to vote frenzy. The text to vote platform for the one-hour show reached capacity with thousands of votes coming in from Tampa Bay and around the country.”
Akos hosts the 90-second week-day Radio Feature following the news break at 1:30 pm EST on 970WFLA with live streaming on 970WFLA.com in the top rated time slot in the Tampa/St.Petersburg/Clearwater market. The feature is scheduled for national syndication this year MyCool Inventions is Featured Saturdays at 4pm on 970 WFLA, in Tampa, and iHeartRadio.Com nationwide.
A creative daughter-in-law helps a Zephryhills woman win at the day at the races, with this creative Derby hat!