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Raspberry Pi and MindSTORMS Sensors Play Nice Together

February 8th, 2013 by | Leave a comment

Expanding the realm of MindSTORMS sensors into the world of Raspberry Pi


Machining a Coupler Using SprutCAM

October 24th, 2012 by | 1 Comment

Using SprutCAM to Machine a Coupler for your STEM Projects.


Making Music With A CNC Machine

September 12th, 2012 by | Leave a comment

Your STEM students can now use modern CNC technology to create a retro-tech musical experience in the classroom.


DIWire Makes One of the Best STEM (and STEAM) Projects. Ever.

June 21st, 2012 by | Leave a comment

CNC Wire Bending Machine makes for a nearly ideal STEM education DIY project for students in a variety of subject areas.


Summer Fun with an Arduino Water Gun

June 12th, 2012 by | Leave a comment

STEM students can use the Arduino for making an autonomous water gun.


CNC Basics with LearnCNC game

May 15th, 2012 by | Leave a comment

This innovative approach to learning CNC machining concepts allows teachers and students who want to learn more about CNC manufacturing to get a good overview of a variety of essential concepts involved with computer controlled machinery. ┬áThere is lots o overlap with robotics and other STEM coursework as well. Covered are software, electrical and mechanical […]


Converting An Old Inkjet Printer to Make Printed Circuit Boards

April 25th, 2012 by | Leave a comment

There are lots ways to create custom printed circuit board for student projects without having to order from supply house with their minimum orders and high shipping costs. Many of these DIY methods are not as student-friendly as we would like, because they use some hazardous materials in the process of etching the boards. In […]


Lathe Training on the Cheap

March 18th, 2012 by | Leave a comment

Using PVC Pipe for Teaching STEM Students on the lathe saves money on tooling and materials.


Soldering for Beginners

February 17th, 2012 by | 1 Comment

Chances are you will need to learn to solder if you want to dive into the realm of electronics tinkering of any sort. Soldering is an essential skill learn as a STEM teacher, and a wonderful entrance into electronics and related physics topics for STEM students. The Soldering for Beginners Guide is written in comic […]