‘Mens et manus’ (Mind and Hand) – On ‘The Magic of Making at MIT’
Here’s a nice video on the MakerLodge initiative at MIT, that aims to train students on “introductory maker technology including 3D printers, laser cutters, bandsaws, drill presses, handtools and more.” Yes, students are to learn new tools and skills, but it all wouldn’t be possible without their fellow students, mentors, and other makers – in short, people!
The magic of making is told through the personal stories of MIT students, whose passion runs deep and from an early age.
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, or even use Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for MakeCode, CircuitPython, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.