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3D Design with Young Makers
February 11, 2021 Uncategorized Anna Delia

TinkerCad remains one of the most powerful and accessible tools out there for design and modeling of 3D objects. When I first learned of TinkerCad, I was thinking of the end-goal to be 3D printing. However, I have reframed this in my mind – the best use of this tool is the visualization of 3D
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Ameria’s Guitar Case
January 10, 2020 Uncategorized Anna Delia

Ameria is a 7th grade student full of creative ideas and a strong do-it-herself mentality. I first met Ameria when she was a new student last year, and she came to see me in our transitional makerspace while the new facility was under construction. I was parked in the hallway with a laser cutter, Carvey,
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Mastery, Autonomy, Purpose
December 12, 2019 2019-2020,PK-5,Student Work,Uncategorized Anna Delia

I recently tuned into the Safe For Work Podcast and the hosts were giving a mention of Daniel Pink’s Drive. What really motivates us, and what really satisfies us? In their quick Cliffs’ Notes, what it boils down to is Mastery, Autonomy, and Purpose surrounding what we do, or what we are asked to do.
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Choice and Chase’s Bank
December 4, 2019 2019-2020,PK-5,Student Work,Uncategorized Anna Delia

As a lifelong MegaFan of systems it has been exhilarating and challenging to work in the space of deep student choice. In the makerspace we have to go far beyond welcoming choice; we really have to build an experience where choice feels the norm. We are learning through versions and drafts, through mistakes and following
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3D Letter Boxes
November 7, 2019 Uncategorized Anna Delia

A combined K-1 class Making Experience P E R S P E C T I V E This is the focus word for our combined K-1 classroom this year. What a great word to choose for this first year of piloting a combined learning model. Everything depends on the perspective with which we choose to
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Ellis Phone Sleeve
April 11, 2019 Uncategorized NDiGi

Project Overview:    Initially, I was intrigued by a phone sleeve that someone designed and laser cut out of leather and wood. I thought it would definitely be an interesting and fun project to pursue, so I decided to try to create my own while making adjustments to adapt to my individual situation.    
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American Flag Hawken Stamp
November 14, 2018 2017-2018,Student Work,Uncategorized NDiGi

Katie Hamrle ’19 created a stamp for Hawken’s Alpha Company, a student ran club that supports all active and former military members. They are sending cards to Hawken alumni that are veterans and stamping the front of the cards with this American Flag inspired H stamp. By using the laser cutter, she created two woodblock
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3D Printed Tripod
May 4, 2017 Uncategorized Student Demo

    Brendan Paul and I wish to build a Tripod model for his camera in order to prototype and bring to life a fully functional project. It may not contain all of the bells and whistles or be as complicated as a commercial grade model, however our goal is to make it work as
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Google Cardboard
May 4, 2017 Uncategorized Student Demo

  This was a very fun project.  It was a lot of fun to assemble.  The worst part about it was waiting for the lenses to come in from amazon.  Once finished, I had a lot of fun watching Virtual reality videos with friends.

Carbon Fiber Guitar Project
May 4, 2017 Uncategorized Student Demo

This project began at the beginning of last year, when our teacher gave us the task to build something; it didn’t matter what, as long as we learned something from it we could build anything.  I decided to build a guitar because I had never built a musical instrument before, and I had always wanted
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Speaker Project
May 4, 2017 Uncategorized Student Demo

In today’s class we were able to finish the speaker and add buttons to increase sound and pause and change the song. This is the final iteration of the speaker that we will create for class. We will now create another speaker so that both Matt and I will have our own. It has been
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SD test
January 12, 2017 Uncategorized NDiGi

  Here is my first logo design in Inkscape using a Vector graphic editor.

Stirn Hall
August 25, 2016 Uncategorized NDiGi

The opening of Stirn Hall! Laser project

Fab Lab Basics – In the Classroom
May 5, 2016 Uncategorized NDiGi

FAB LAB BASICSIN THE CLASSROOMAn introduction to using the machines Prepared by Nick DiGiorgio (Fab Lab Guy Cleveland) Game Plan and Dates May 5 4:30- 7pm Laser Printing May 12 4:30- 7pm Laser Printing May 19 4:30- 7pm 3D Printing May 26 4:30- 7pm 3D Printing June 2 4:30- 7pm Shop Bot June 9 4:30-
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March 8, 2016 Uncategorized NDiGi

FABLABS are designed for innovators, inventors, entrepreneurs, artists, and individuals allowing people to move from ideas into production using modern digital equipment. Students will use laser cutters, 3-D printers, vinyl cutters, ShopBot CNC routers, desktop milling machines and other digital and analog tools in order to fabricate and test their design projects. The program is
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Prototyping a Fablab
January 12, 2016 Uncategorized NDiGi

From Hawken.edu 1/8/2016 Creating things is Nick DiGiorgio’s passion, so he wasn’t the least bit daunted when he was hired to oversee a Fablab that hadn’t yet been built. Instead, being a problem solver, he created a makeshift Fablab, right in the hallways of Hawken’s Upper School. Appropriately, this maker space is outfitted with makeshift
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