Create Electronics Projects with Autodesk Circuits

One of the newest areas in Technology is called Internet of Things or ‘IoT’ for short.  The movement has sprung from inexpensive computers such as the Raspberry Pi and Arduino.  Using various electronic components and circuitry people have created all sorts of devices that connect and communicate via the Internet.  One example is a device that rolls up blinds when the sun comes up. In many cases you can build it yourself or invent your own IoT device.  It’s a whole new 21st century DIY segment. Read more

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Create 3D Printable Models Using iPad

Updated on: 3/22/14

The 3D printer can be a terrific tool in STEM / STEAM classrooms. For most teachers they are begging for ways to have students easily create models or projects without needing knowledge of complicated CAD tools. For some, printing precomposed models from Thingiverse or the like just isn’t the level of engagement they are looking for. Thankfully, the field of options is growing.  I’ll introduce you to a few iPad apps that are easy enough for Elementary students to use. The final result of each app is a model you can print from your classroom 3D printer.

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