New 3D Printer on Campus

With Memorial project coming to a close, we have started the search for new Toys to go inside our new Technology Lab! We couldn't be more excited about this! The first piece of tech we bought was a new 3D printer! I spent months researching and talking to random 3D printing forums in search of… Continue reading New 3D Printer on Campus

New Kid on Campus

Back in September, something arrived on this campus that I hope will change the way we view the classroom. More specifically, change the way we teach in the classroom. Located (temporarily) in Brodie Hall is where you can find the first of its kind on Suffield's campus, Introducing Newline-Interactive's, Interactive whiteboard. This thing is awesome, it boasts… Continue reading New Kid on Campus

Elmo MX-1 Document Camera

  At my school I have a couple of teachers who have trouble writing on their whiteboards do to injury. Until now we have been accommodating them with a cheap document cam we bought off Amazon.com . They have worked well, but they have their limitations. So I decided to splurge and purchase am Elmo MX-1 4k… Continue reading Elmo MX-1 Document Camera

Project Glass

A few months back (over a year ago) a student and I decided we were going to make a "magic mirror". They have been all the rage lately on Reddit, GitHub, and a few other techie websites. I digress, what I am trying to tell you is we started and stopped more time than I… Continue reading Project Glass

Take Control, Join the Maker Movement, and Eat Healthy

In addition to geeking out over just about anything tech related, I also geek out over delicious food, especially locally grown organic food! I wouldn't go as far to say that  I am a foodie. In fact I am far from it. But I do (with the help from my wife) try to eat as… Continue reading Take Control, Join the Maker Movement, and Eat Healthy

Build Your Sound

If you are anything like me then you love music, you love sound. Doesn't matter where that sound originates, if it speaks to the soul then it's for me! I feel the same way about tinkering.  In walks Bose, well more specifically BOSEbuild and their Speaker Cube. Now you, with no electrical engineering background necessary, can build you… Continue reading Build Your Sound

RearVision

I have recently decided that I was going to run my 2008 Jeep Commander (Ya, it's awesome) into the ground! My wife and I love this thing, and have decided that we want to keep for a long as possible. With that in mind lets not forget I am a tech guy. Though I am… Continue reading RearVision

How a 3D Printer Works

Mehdi Sadaghdar has an awesome YouTube channel where he often explains in great detail how stuff works. It is one of my favorite channels to watch. Check it out!   https://youtu.be/LDJuGtKmNrc

Makerbot!!!

Head over to The Awesomer for an awesome giveaway, they are handing out for free a Makerbot Replicator Mini valued at $1,375. Check it out.

XYZ DaVinci Pro 1.0

Two days ago I bit the bullet, I finally bought a 3D printer for my school! This is a pilot printer, a stepping stone in the right direction and it will arrive today!  I am hoping that this will spark interest amongst the community and open conversations about creating a Makerspace. What makes this printer… Continue reading XYZ DaVinci Pro 1.0