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John Pearce

Copy Protection for 3-D Printing Aims to Prevent a Piracy Plague | MIT Technology Review - 0 views

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    "People in the 3-D printing world have talked for years about the possibility of unauthorized copying and sharing of designs-similar to what the file-sharing program Napster allowed for music. Now the first commercial solution to this as-yet theoretical problem is preparing to launch. It was developed by Authentise, a startup based in Mountain View, California."
Roland Gesthuizen

Self-taught African Teen Wows M.I.T. - YouTube - 1 views

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    "15-Year-Old Kelvin Doe is an engineering whiz living in Sierra Leone who scours the trash bins for spare parts, which he uses to build batteries, generators and transmitters. Completely self-taught, Kelvin has created his own radio station where he broadcasts news and plays music under the moniker, DJ Focus.
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    We watched this during #motm13 and discussed what is the difference between innovation, creativity etc. An inspiring video.
Eric Marcos

MakeyMakey: An Invention Kit for Everyone - 6 views

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    We believe that everyone is creative, inventive, and imaginative. We believe that everyone can create the future and change the world. So we have dedicated our lives to making easy-to-use invention kits.

    Before we created MaKey MaKey we worked on other creative tools and invention kits such as Drawdio, Singing Fingers, and Scratch.
Simon Pankhurst

About MIT-K12 | MIT + K12 - 5 views

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    Our goal is to develop and host an open platform for crowd-curated content relevant to K12 STEM education. Our efforts will not only allow us to identify specific and advantageous areas for student work, they will also allow us to create a sense of community around this work, and its effects, among educators and students at every level.
Roland Gesthuizen

Intro to Scratch on Vimeo - 6 views

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    Scratch is a programming language for young people to create their own interactive stories, games, music, and art. Scratch was created by the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab. You can find more information and download Scratch for free at scratch.mit.edu
Darrel Branson

MIT opens App Inventor to all, launches public Beta -- Engadget - 8 views

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    App Inventor goes to MIT (via Darren Murphy)
Roland Gesthuizen

YouTube - OLPC's Negroponte says XO-3 prototype tablet coming in 2010 - 3 views

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    "One Laptop Per Child project founder Nicholas Negroponte said that the organization is accelerating its development of the XO-3 tablet computer and will have a working prototype by December 2010, two years ahead of projections. Negroponte said the final product would cost US$75."
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    The XO-3 OLPC laptop will be released two years ahead of schedule and cost about $75 US. Amazing to see all this techology come together. Tony and I are working with what we can do with the Sugar interface in the classroom.
Roland Gesthuizen

Street-Fighting Mathematics - The MIT Press - 0 views

  • In Street-Fighting Mathematics, Sanjoy Mahajan builds, sharpens, and demonstrates tools for educated guessing and down-and-dirty, opportunistic problem solving across diverse fields of knowledge—from mathematics to management
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    Great Maths book by MIT, and there is a creative commons version too :-)
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