Occasional musings about the intersection of education, science and the maker movement.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Deadline coming 4/23- Scientific Maker exhibit in Hawaii
It is more feasible to create your own lab equipment than ever before with the advent of 3D printing, low-cost Arduino sensors and other “maker” technologies.
It is also possible to have citizen scientist collaborators who cannot only take data for you, but follow open-source plans to create their own equipment. Are you one of the pathfinders that has actually done this? If so, please consider bringing your creation to Waimea on the Big Island of Hawaii for the AAAS Pacific Division’s second Scientific Maker Exhibit. Group exhibits are welcome. Objects that are the subject of work in progress or recent crowdfunding campaigns or equivalent open-source projects are encouraged.
This exhibit area is a “third type” of presentation – not a poster, not a talk, but a chance to show off 3D prints, equipment, etc. There is no provision for hanging a poster at the exhibit – just plan on flat table space and anything you want to put up on a table.
There is no charge for space in this exhibit, but all participants must register for the meeting. Note that display space is limited and acceptance of objects for display will be determined solely by the staff and/or representatives of AAAS, Pacific Division based on quality and scientific merit of the proposed display. Participants take sole responsibility for the safety of their displays, and waivers may be required as detailed in the PDF linked below.
The deadline for submission of an application is 23 April, 2017.
More info about the maker exhibit: http://associations.sou.edu/…/Flyers/MakerExhibit-Newest.pdf
To apply, fill out the google form at https://goo.gl/forms/NKMLcU3PUPczxUMJ3.
To apply for a separate poster or oral presentation, to register, or to read about student awards, see the conference's main page at http://associations.sou.edu/aaaspd/2017HAWAII/index.html
Hope to see you there!
Posted by Joan Horvath at 11:30 AM
Sunday, April 9, 2017
New book out for preorder
The cover image is the probability distribution of throwing six-sided dice. The image at the far back is the flat distribution of throwing a one through six with one die. The one in the foreground is what you get when you throw five dice - it approaches a normal distribution. You can get some very new insights when you have the third dimension to play with!
Posted by Joan Horvath at 1:46 PM
Saturday, April 1, 2017
Speaking at Bay Area Makerfaire, May 19-21
Come meet up with us at Bay Area Makerfaire!
We'll be speaking and also hanging out at the Apress booth (#1502.)
Posted by Joan Horvath at 12:22 PM
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