Title

An Introduction to the “Maker” Movement in the College Classroom

Document Type

Presentation

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Teaching and Learning Symposium

Publisher

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Location

Madison, WI

Publication Date

5-23-2013

Abstract

Making has been dubbed “the new industrial revolution”—an emergent cultural phenomenon where people learn by working at the intersection of engineering, art, and entrepreneurship to produce meaningful ideas and artifacts. In this session, we will introduce participants to some of the core technologies involved in making. The session will focus on hands on access to technologies, including Arduino boards, Makey Makeys, 3D Printers, and sewing machines. We will walk participants through the ethos of making and give participants the opportunity to respond to a maker challenge to be completed during the workshop time.

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