The Ultimaker 2 in my lab space is the perfect tool for a variety of skill levels. It works well, has plenty of premium features, and with the open software and hardware development community around this printer, offers options for future growth. Add-ons, such as a syringe based extrusion head,…

OPTICAL ILLUSIONS I know, it’s not exactly an experiment, but illusions are still cool. Designing illusions is even more fun! Use these prompts, found in multiple places online, to drive a conversation and eventual design of optical illusions! Illusions are images that use your EYES to confuse your BRAIN Take…

Interested in taking Scratch to your reality? Maybe add a crafting component? Check out the PicoBoard by Picocricket. This board lets you use Scratch to create projects that can sense and respond to things in the world – outside the computer. Definitely fun to try! There is a robust little…