In December Vermont Makers’ own IBM Chief Scientist of Design John Cohn and artist/designer Jenn Karson participated remotely in Connectivity Lab Live at Malmö University in Sweden. It was a great opportunity to introduce Vermont Makers, swap stories about the maker movement and share our explorations arts, science and technology. To learn more see the links and video documentation below.
Connectivity Lab Website
IBM Chief Scientist of Design John Cohn and artist Jenn Karson speak at Connectivity Lab Live, Malmö University, Sweden
Here is a link to all the event’s talks: Connectivity Lab Playlist
Our friends at SparkFun are raising money state-by-state to donate training and Inventors Kits to students. For every $3,000 raised by Vermont for Vermont, a team of highly trained instructors will travel to Vermont (possibly your town) and donate a SparkFun Inventor’s Kit Lab Pack – $1,250 worth of tools and equipment. Here are the details straight from them and a link to the initiative. Funding ends on December 19, 2012. It would be great if we could at least raise $3,000 from Vermont.
“In today’s global climate, education in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) initiatives is more important than ever. The goal of the SparkFun National Tour is to promote electronics education across the US – helping our teachers and educators make electronics part of their everyday curriculum. If we reach our $150,000 goal, SparkFun will complete a nationwide tour stopping in all 50 states to teach electronics in a fun, approachable and relevant way.
[SparkFun is] keeping track of where donations are coming from to help us plan our tour. Here’s a map of all the money raised so far by state: Click here for an interactive map and project details“