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MAKING SPACES
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April 6, 2017
By
Katie
Making Spaces: Expanding Maker Education Across the Nation is a partnership between Google, Maker Ed, and Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, which aims to develop a national strategy to sustainably integrate making into schools across the country. Making Spaces employs an innovative model by providing schools with maker education expertise from a nearby museum, library, school district or community organization, known as a “hub.”  Ten hubs across the country, of which the Children’s Museum is one,…
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Adam Savage Tours MAKESHOP
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April 1, 2017
By
Rebecca
We’re so pleased to share the video of honorary Education Department member Adam Savage‘s visit to MAKESHOP! We loved sharing our maker philosophy, loom,tape rack inspiration, and more with him. Check it out below, and see if you can spot any familiar items that you may have collaborated on during a visit here! Thanks for visiting, Adam, and we hope to see you again sometime soon!
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Seek & Share Resources (Weaving, Part Two)
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March 7, 2017
By
Colin Williams
As so many makers do, we in MAKESHOP often turn to the internet for advice. YouTube has played a significant role in the growing maker movement. There, you can find everything from fascinating rope-braiding machines to Arduino tutorials. However, as I recently found, all the YouTube in the world can’t fully replicate the experience of sharing knowledge in person. Our guest makers from the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) this past Sunday really helped close the gap between the internet and…
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Adam Savage and the MAKESHOP Tape Rack
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December 21, 2016
By
Molly
Today @therealadamsavage came to #MAKESHOP! We talked about important things like: weaving on looms, storage solutions and the great noise a #polaroid camera makes. Thanks for visiting our #makerspace, Adam! A photo posted by MAKESHOP (@makeshoppgh) on Oct 5, 2016 at 3:32pm PDT On occasion, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh has received a visit from a familiar face, from Mr. Rogers to the Very Hungry Caterpillar. This fall, fans of the Discovery Channel television series MythBusters might have…
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