yay 3d printer!
Make-A-Bot is a small DIY additive fabricator ("3d printer") using the fused deposition / fused filament fabrication principle. It uses commercial open-source components from Makerbot Industries with custom mechanics and construction. The machine chassis is waterjet-cut aluminum and the pedestal and electronics cabinet are 6mm laser-cut acrylic.
For more information on Make-A-Bot, see http://www.etotheipiplusone.net/?page_id=1114 .
Make-A-Bot is just the project name, and
Constitutional Amendments Passed and Rejected
The process of creating a constitutional amendment is explained, and recent ratified amendments and rejected amendment proposals are listed along with their dates of ratification or rejection. If you start this six minute video to the two minute section the more useful section starts. There are a lot of interesting facts and a timeline of these amendments might help students understand the subject better. There are a lot of amendments that were rejected that could result in an interesting discus
Some Thoughts on Positivism
A commentary on positivism, supplemented by a Radio 4 talk on the history of positivism chaired by Lord Bragg.
Clinical Pearls in General Internal Medicine
Dr. John Bundrick, a consultant in medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses his article "Clinical Pearls in General Internal Medicine," ( Available at: http://tinyurl.com/2ex2evx ) which appears in the January 2011 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings.
255 GG How to Make Family Names Plural
Making family names plural? More than one sister-in-law? More than one Mister? Learn how to address them properly. Get Grammar Girl's books: http://j.mp/fogarty.
1.1 What is the carbon footprint and why is it important?
The carbon footprint is the annual amount of greenhouse gas emissions, mainly carbon dioxide, that result from the activities of an individual or a group of people, especially their use of energy and transport and consumption of goods and services. It's measured as the mass, in kilograms or tonnes per year, either of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions alone, or of the carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) effect of other greenhouse gas emissions.
Sport and Gender 1
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This learning object introduces the idea that both sport and gender need to be viewed critically as concepts that have emerged in particular social and cultural situations. Examples of females athletes are used to illustrate the point that the history of sport needs to consider the role of women as well as men. The object concludes by listing the six genders.
References and Further Reading
Holt, P. (1989) The History of Sport Oxford: Oxfo
Get our First Ever eBook Free: 13 Tech Ideas that will Change the way you Teach
After many requests from readers I have finally got around to putting together an eBook. The book is titled "Become a 21st Century Teacher Two Hours - 13 Technology ideas that will change the way you teach."
And no matter what level of Nerd you are I guarantee there will be a few ideas and tools you can use with your students immediately. The book is completely free of course and you simply