In this podcast session I talk with Jackie Moore, Chicago Knights FIRST Robotics team founder and coach, makerspace organizer, Chicago Southside Mini Maker Faire organizer, educator, and many, many other things. Jackie and I sit down to talk about the philosophy behind making — and making with other people — and what that means about how we can learn from each other. That, and much more, on session 7 of This Should Work.
I speak with Sarah Margalus, reading specialist, educator, and maker. Sarah talks about how to integrate maker-centered learning principles with 21st Century Learning Standards: a practical way for teachers with not a whole lot of time to integrate maker learning into the classroom.
Disclaimer: Sarah is my wife. Also, an interesting person in the maker movement and educator.
In this session, I speak with Rachel Hellenga, President of Conducty (www.conducty.com), museum exhibit builder, and expert maker. Rachel talks about the challenges of designing environments (particularly education ones), the magic of makerspace communities, and the development of her company, Conducty.
Pictures of Rachel’s Conducty Creations:
In this session I talk with Andrew Morrison, board member at Workshop 88 and professor at Joliet Junior College. Andrew and I talk about his work with the physics of music on steelpan drums, teaching budding makers, and more!
Jenn Lawhead, former (and First) Head Lab Moderator at the Idea Realization Lab, and current employee at Dremel Brand, talks about her experiences in making, leading a makerspace, and bringing students into the fold.
Rudy Ristich, Vice President of Workshop 88 and the technical mind behind the Thotcon hacker conference badges joins the podcast to talk about scaling your own custom hardware projects up, his background in electrical engineering, and how that informs his making process.
This Should Work Podcast Session 1 – An interview with Andrew Camardella, President of Pumping Station: One and an industrial designer. In this session, we talk about the design process, building a business and finding clients for your design and making work, and facilitating the creative work of others.