Make Your Own 3D Shapes for the Classroom

Make Your Own 3D Shapes for the Classroom

My 6-year-old’s first grade teacher gave all the parents a flier during orientation: “This year we will continue to identify shapes and polygons, such as a parallelogram and trapezoid, as well as some of the more common 3D shapes.” My 3D printer and I could definitely crank up the geek factor for this one! Read More

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A Terraria Christmas Story: Hardmode Items from the North Pole

A Terraria Christmas Story: Hardmode Items from the North Pole

My 7-year-old son is really into an open-ended 2D sandbox game on his iPhone called Terraria. In fact, he is so into it that this Christmas season on the top of his list to Santa was “the best items in the game”. I honestly expressed to him my doubt that Santa could deliver, since most presents are made in the elves’ workshop, and that Terraria on the iPhone has no “creative mode” to add items at will. “No, daddy,” was the reply, “Santa can hack!” Oh yes, this was going to be interesting. Read More