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Support Making at Pittsburgh Public Schools
MakeShop
October 29, 2015
By
Teresa DeFlitch
Help us work with more schools! Five Pittsburgh-area schools need to meet their fundraising goalson Kickstarter by Monday, November 2, in order to create their own makerspaces and partner with Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh. The Kickstarting Making program, a collaboration between the Children’s Museum and Kickstarter, encompasses 10 schools that want to integrate making, or hands-on learning with old and new technologies.  Each of the 10 schools that meets their goal will receive professional…
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Virtual Loom
MakeShop
October 28, 2015
By
Derek
One of the coolest things about the loom is its connection to early computers.  On our loom, up to six pedals can control the lifting of warp strings, in turn controlling the pattern.  Looms which were used to create intricately patterned fabrics had many more control levers.  People operating these complex controls could make mistakes, and an expensive product could be ruined.  During the 18th century, innovators like Bouchon and Jacquard worked on mechanical controls which would raise warp…
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Support Making at Cecil Intermediate School
MakeShop
October 28, 2015
By
Teresa DeFlitch
Help us work with more schools! Six Pittsburgh-area schools need to meet their fundraising goals on Kickstarter by Monday, November 2, in order to create their own makerspaces and partner with Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh. The Kickstarting Making program, a collaboration between the Children’s Museum and Kickstarter, encompasses 10 schools that want to integrate making, or hands-on learning with old and new technologies.  Each of the 10 schools that  meets their goal will receive professional…
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Support Making at the Environmental Charter School
MakeShop
October 28, 2015
By
Teresa DeFlitch
Help us work with more schools! Six Pittsburgh-area schools need to meet their fundraising goals on Kickstarter by Monday, November 2, in order to create their own makerspaces and partner with Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh. The Kickstarting Making program, a collaboration between the Children’s Museum and Kickstarter, encompasses 10 schools that want to integrate making, or hands-on learning with old and new technologies.  Each of the 10 schools that  meets their goal will receive professional…
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