- MakerBot Offers 3-D Printing Resources, Ebook for Educators | School Library Journal
- New Minecraft Mod Teaches You Code as You Play | WIRED
- A Kids’ Book Where Every Character Can Be 3-D Printed | WIRED
- 8 experiences you should try on Google Cardboard right now | CNET
- Documentary ‘Print the Legend’ Goes Inside the World of 3D Printing | Mashable
- BBC launches Technobabble tool for children to make their own games | The Guardian Site is aimed at 7-14 year-old digital makers: ‘The only requirements are access to the web, a willingness to experiment and an idea’
- Animation Made Easy: The best tools for student projects, from stop motion to GIFs | School Library Journal | The Digital Shift
- Free Photo Editing Software Lets You Manipulate Objects in 3D | Reframe | Gizmodo
- Pixar’s Powerful 3D Rendering Software RenderMan Is Now Free to Use | LifeHacker
- 3D sketching system ‘revolutionizes’ design interaction and collaboration | KurzweilAI
University of Montreal researchers present their Hyve-3D system at SIGGRAPH 2014 conference.
- Turn Your iPhone Into a Crappy 1985 Camcorder With This App | Gizmodo
- Researchers create a virtual screen with touchable objects | Engadget
- With the new 3Doodler pen, drawing in midair isn’t just make-believe | Mashable
- MIT unveils 3D printing with glass breakthrough | Mashable RELATED: MIT scientists make it easy to tweak designs for 3D printing | Engadget
Arduino & Robotics
- How to Make Your Own Homemade Clock That Isn’t a Bomb | WIRED
- This Arduino Basic Kit has everything a newbie maker could ask for | Engadget
It’s easy to think about tinkering around with Arduino, but take more than 30 seconds to look at the platform, and suddenly it becomes daunting: not only do you need an Arduino itself, but to get started you need resisters, wires, LEDs, screens and a host of other components that are almost always sold separately. Have no fear, newbies: there’s a new Arduino Basic Kit in town, and it has all the spare parts a beginner could want.
- Acer’s Arduino-based Cloud Professor wants to get kids into the IoT | arstechnica
Educational dev kit tries taking sting out of programming cloud-connected devices.
- Build Like Ahmed with These Awesome Electronics Projects | LifeHacker
- A Kit To Build Your Own Computer Controls | FastCompany
- This Tech Giant Taught 3,000 Kids to Build Robots in a Year | WIRED
- Skechers stitched the Simon memory game into its new kids’ sneakers | Engadget
Raspberry Pi & Microcomputers
- Raspberry, Shmazberry, There’s A $15 Single Board Computer Called The Orange Pi | TechCrunch
- Raspberry Pi gets an official touchscreen display | Engadget
- Seven Ready-Made Raspberry Pi Projects You Can Install in a Few Clicks | LifeHacker
- RetroPie 3 Lets You Play Old Games On Your New Pi | TechCrunch
- Now Kids Can Build Their Own HD Display With The Kano Screen Kit | TechCrunch
Kano‘s crazy cool educational PC is about to get a bit more visual. Kano CEO Alex Klein tweeted out that the company has launched a pre-order for an HD display kit. The Raspberry Pi based platform is a great, affordable way to show kids some of the bare basics of computers and is a great DIY project for hobbyists as well.
- The BBC Is Giving Away 1 Million Hacking Kits To Kids | FastCompany
This fall, every 11- and 12-year-old school kid in the U.K. will be given a BBC Micro:bit, a tiny pocket-sized computer with no screen, no keyboard, nothing that most people would recognize as a computer. Until you program it, it sits there as dead as a circuit board ripped from any other electronic device. But hook it up to the world with clips and cables and sprinkle on a little code and it can turn into a guitar, an automatic plant-waterer, a loudspeaker, a games console, or almost anything a kid can dream up.
- This Tiny Computer Stacks Into a Colorful Lego Brick | Gizmodo
- Build an Automated Birdwatching Camera with a Raspberry Pi | LifeHacker
If you have a birdhouse in your yard, you could spend days sitting around with binoculars waiting to see what cool little inhabitants come by. Or you can take Instructables user Sebelectronique’s lead and build a Raspberry Pi-powered camera inside a birdhouse. RELATED: Teach Kids Tech And Life With A Pi-Powered DIY Camera Trap | TechCrunch
- Back Up And Sync Your Files Inside A Mason Jar With Raspberry Preserve | TechCrunch
An innovative DIYer has figured out a way to skillfully merge a Raspberry Pi running BitTorrent Sync with a traditional glass Mason jar. The result is a homemade service that keeps files in sync between all of your devices.