Taking Flight with Kitables Mini Lego Drone

I've been fascinated with drones, but haven't quite found the excuse I need to drop $1k on a good one (if you have ideas, let me know). However, when I saw a mini Lego based drone up on Kickstarter, I figured I could roll the dice for $50! It's one of the projects available from [...]

By | May 19th, 2017|Video Reviews, YouTube|Comments Off on Taking Flight with Kitables Mini Lego Drone

Diving into 3D Printing

After thinking about it for years, I finally broke down and ordered myself a 3D printer.   The desire to have one was there for quite a while, but I didn't want to place the actual order until I knew what it was that I wanted to do with it.   Don't get me wrong, [...]

By | April 21st, 2017|Video Reviews|Comments Off on Diving into 3D Printing

The Tastiest Pi Yet: Raspberry Pi Zero W

I've been a big fan of the Raspberry Pi Zero since it came out.   What's not to like about a $5 computer?   And lest you think otherwise, it's a legit computer.   It can surf the internet, edit documents, and run all kinds of gadgety sorts of things in your household.   And [...]

By | March 8th, 2017|Video Reviews|Comments Off on The Tastiest Pi Yet: Raspberry Pi Zero W

Making Holograms with WeVideo

I believe it was Hall Davidson who first showed me how to create a hologram projector using a cell phone.   We did it at a DEN team retreat and the wow factory was incredible.   It really did seem like magic.   I recently revisited the project because I was talking about holograms at [...]

By | February 28th, 2017|Digital Storytelling, Video Reviews, Web 2.0|Comments Off on Making Holograms with WeVideo

Shake coding up with Mover Kit

Today I took some time to explore Mover Kit, a Kickstarter put out by Tech Will Save Us.   It contains a small circular pendant of sorts that has an accelerometer, compass and a series of LED's.   It can be attached easily to the included slap bracelet, lanyard and velcro strap, or wherever you like! [...]

By | February 1st, 2017|Video Reviews|1 Comment

Hands on coding with CodeWise

Today I took a look at the CodeWise card game from Prowise, a deck of cards that can be used to teach early elementary students the basics of coding.   I was introduced to it by Pauline Maas, the author of the game as well as several books on coding and programming. CodeWise is basically a [...]

By | January 18th, 2017|Video Reviews|Comments Off on Hands on coding with CodeWise

Micro Review of Micro:bit

Today I hosted a small review of the Micro:bit, a small programmable device that the BBC has committed to providing to every 11 and 12 year old in the UK.   The basic model costs only $10 and considering what you can do with it, it's a real bargain. The board itself has two buttons, [...]

By | January 11th, 2017|Video Reviews|Comments Off on Micro Review of Micro:bit

Taking SolveMe Mobiles for a Spin

  Today I put together a brief demo of SolveMe Mobiles, a math app that teaches kids the basics of balancing formulae through what appears to be a mobile (not the cell phone kind, the type that twirls above a crib).   You know I'm always a big fan of sites that are so simple [...]

By | January 9th, 2017|Video Reviews|2 Comments