RaptorLoc Pro: Get in on this Kickstarter project NOW!

Full disclosure first: Jotham sent me an evaluation unit to review, and I’ve been woefully late in writing it thanks to graduate school work. That said, the RaptorLoc Pro is the single most versatile, complete, and well-engineered third-hand workholding system I’ve had the pleasure of using. I’ll write up a full review later, but right […]

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On Failure

I attended ISAM 2017 recently and was reminded, forcefully, of the maker community’s attitude to failure: It’s not just okay, it’s required. “Fail early, fail often”, “failure is an opportunity”, “failure is only failure if you don’t learn from it”, that sort of thing. All those statements rest, to a greater or lesser degree, on […]

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The road is long, and possibly winding, but has nothing to do with the Beatles

“What catapulted you onto the professional path you’re on now?” That’s the question posed by a coworker. After some consideration, I can say with confidence that (a) no catapults were involved, and (b) being a huge nerd got me where I am.

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A Maker Project Rubric

UPDATE: New version added 5 JUL 17. Improved verbiage, CC license added. Also, answering a specific question, the picture is a stainless steel car…we all want our projects to be polished, right? I get lots of questions about incorporating making into classes here at Davidson, but probably the most frequently-asked is “How do I grade […]

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