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Stemiverse 0028 - Nigel Cartmell - From Architecture to the Mini Makers

Welcome to Stemiverse Podcast episode 28. In this episode, Dr Peter Dalmaris and Marcus Schappi talk with Nigel Cartmell. Nigel is the founder of AKL Mini-makers. Started in 2015, AKL Mini-Makers' delivers parent-led technology workshops for Primary and Intermediate school age children. Nigel...
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Stemiverse 0026 - Simone Maciel - Robot Overload

Welcome to Stemiverse Podcast episode 26. In this episode, Dr Peter Dalmaris and Marcus Schappi talk with Simone Maciel. Simone is a creative individual who revels in educating people. Having graduated from university with a Bachelor in Arts and a Diploma of Education (secondary), Simone...
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Stemiverse 0027 - Peter Mahony and interactive Museums

Welcome to Stemiverse Podcast episode 27. In this episode, Dr Peter Dalmaris and Marcus Schappi talk with Peter Mahony. Peter is manager of Education and Digital Learning for Sydney’s Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences. He leads program direction and delivery for the Museum’s school learning...
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A blank Arduino Uno project template

A student asked me for a blank template so he could create draft notes of his schematics as he's working on a prototype. Great idea! I have created this simple schematic sheet on Kicad. Print as many as you want and record your project wiring. Special mention to Don for this idea and request.
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December 2017 Video Update

It's been a busy last few months for this year. In this video, I highlight the top 3-4 things that kept us busy. Here's what's been going on... Links mentioned in this video: Tech Explorations Makers Club on Facebook Kids Learning Space Arduino Teachers Bootcamp Also, important news...
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Kicad Like a Pro Student projects

Often, students of Kicad Like a Pro will share their projects. I decided that it would be great to collect some of them in a single page so that you can see what is possible to do with Kicad after a relatively short study period. The samples in this post are by Alphonse. Thank you Peter,...
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Stemiverse 0025 - Kieran Nolan - The School on the Blockchain

Welcome to Stemiverse Podcast episode 25. In this episode, Dr Peter Dalmaris and Marcus Schappi talk with Kieran Nolan. This episode is special because while it might not seem that it's about education, it actually is! In this discussion, Kieran takes us for a ride in the world of networks,...
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New from Tech Explorations! Make an Arduino Robot

I have designed this Arduino project course as an opportunity for you to get deep into the messy details of understanding, designing and constructing a simple yet infinitely extensible wheeled robot. From figuring out what the robot is supposed to do, to selecting the right parts, configuring...
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What’s been happening, September 2017

Here’s my video newsletter for August-September 2017: News in bullets: New courses and people. Want to create a new course with me? let me know! New book! Maker Education Revolution. Here’s more about it (plus, download a free sample) New Podcast! Stemiverse, dedicated to STEM education....
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FAQ about the new Arduino SbS Getting Serious

The retiring of Arduino SbS Your Complete Guide, and introduction of Arduino SbS Getting Serious has given rise to a few questions among our students. In this post, I will try to answer those questions. Always, feel free to get in touch. If you are a student of Arduino Step by Step Your...
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