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MakerBot Academy makes me smile every day. It’s incredible to see how the gift of technology can create engagement like this!

While launching + funding + deploying a national campaign is challenging, seeing kids across America unbox and complete first prints with their ‪#‎MakerBot‬ 3D Printers makes it all worth it.

I’m building a team around me and together we’ll be keeping tabs on every single MakerBot Academy classroom. And I can’t wait to unveil our curriculum enrichment strategy next month. These kids will design and print some rad stuff in the very near future.

Want to get involved? Donate to a classroom at www.donorschoose.org/makerbot


Bonus: Burial - Hiders

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It’s often easier to make something 10 times better than it is to make it 10 percent better.

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This makes me very happy.

This makes me very happy.

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This video is playing on the 650 screens at the barclays center. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEL2M7sSNo0&sns=tw (I’m not ALWAYS this hyper)

It is funny the way that a good interviewer can get me fired up.

These folks had a really nice crew and a simple fold up dolly for some of the panning shots.

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And for the complete 3 part set of Brooklyn Museum scans. Here’s the Lion! http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:24905

And for the complete 3 part set of Brooklyn Museum scans. Here’s the Lion! http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:24905

Here’s the Alexander the Great statue I scanned today as well. I have tried to get this a couple times and failed so it was nice to get it today. Sometimes 123D Catch just doesn’t cooperate. I had tried with my iPad and today I went in with an SLR camera. Worked much better!

Here’s the link to the Thingiverse thing in case you have a 3D printer. http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:39797

Here’s the Alexander the Great statue I scanned today as well. I have tried to get this a couple times and failed so it was nice to get it today. Sometimes 123D Catch just doesn’t cooperate. I had tried with my iPad and today I went in with an SLR camera. Worked much better!

Here’s the link to the Thingiverse thing in case you have a 3D printer. http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:39797

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I’ve been to the Brooklyn Museum a few times. I already scanned my favorite lion there. Today I scanned this Egyptian goddess and Alexander the great.

It’s a process. I either use the 123D Catch app for the ipad or I use my camera and grab about 20-50 photos of the object from all angles.

Then, through the magic of Autodesk software and the cloud, I get a 3D model that requires fussing and snipping and then flat-bottoming and I upload it to Thingiverse. Check it out.  http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:39795

I’ve been to the Brooklyn Museum a few times. I already scanned my favorite lion there. Today I scanned this Egyptian goddess and Alexander the great.

It’s a process. I either use the 123D Catch app for the ipad or I use my camera and grab about 20-50 photos of the object from all angles.

Then, through the magic of Autodesk software and the cloud, I get a 3D model that requires fussing and snipping and then flat-bottoming and I upload it to Thingiverse. Check it out. http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:39795

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This is my antenna. During the big storm, it probably took some damage and came down about a week ago. It took me a few days to figure it out because even with the antenna on the ground I could still hear people but nobody was hearing me!

This is my antenna. During the big storm, it probably took some damage and came down about a week ago. It took me a few days to figure it out because even with the antenna on the ground I could still hear people but nobody was hearing me!

I got into ham radio this year. I got my technicians license in 2006 and didn’t do much with it. Then I got my general license this year and that opens up lots of interesting bandwidth.

I got a KX3 and I’ve got a G5RV antenna in an inverted V format held up by a spider beam strapped to the chimney on e roof.

I like to connect to folks using psk31 which is a data over the radio format that turns radio waves into public chat rooms.

Mostly, we just chat about radios and antennas. It’s very relaxing because when I am ham radioing, I can’t think about much else.

I got into ham radio this year. I got my technicians license in 2006 and didn’t do much with it. Then I got my general license this year and that opens up lots of interesting bandwidth.

I got a KX3 and I’ve got a G5RV antenna in an inverted V format held up by a spider beam strapped to the chimney on e roof.

I like to connect to folks using psk31 which is a data over the radio format that turns radio waves into public chat rooms.

Mostly, we just chat about radios and antennas. It’s very relaxing because when I am ham radioing, I can’t think about much else.

I went to the Brooklyn Museum today with Nika and Grandma. 

Pretty much everything isn’t at her level and so she couldn’t really see much. She enjoyed running around though!

I went to the Brooklyn Museum today with Nika and Grandma.

Pretty much everything isn’t at her level and so she couldn’t really see much. She enjoyed running around though!