Minecraft for Research and Education

Minecraft for Research and Education

It started as an after-school programming side project for kids at the Urbana Free Library and eventually turned into 6 years of summer camps and a series of NSF grants based on informal learning and science simulation!
Fab Lab Impact Infographic

Fab Lab Impact Infographic

An infographic demonstrating some impact numbers for the Fab Lab from 2017-2019. Created with the online tools at visme.co.
Professional Development Workshops

Professional Development Workshops

PD for technology educators and information professionals, including librarians, teachers and community engagement specialists. Includes substantial work internationally.
Hack Projects

Hack Projects

Fabrication (and disassembly or repurposing) projects from over the years. Always involves creating or messing with a physical thing.
Recording

Recording

I've been conducting amateur recording and remixing with singers and bands since 2003 by using arrays of condenser mics, DAWs with ASIO, sound synth libraries on MIDI keyboards and more. Here is a selection.
Miniature Painting

Miniature Painting

Recently I've gotten into painting miniatures, including custom-made resin 3D-printed models by independent artists.
Mobile Fab Lab Model

Mobile Fab Lab Model

We needed a way to bring the Fab Lab out into the community so I established a model that was low-cost, mobile, scalable and education-oriented that has been seeded in dozens of locations.
Camera Lens Repair Hack Fail

Camera Lens Repair Hack Fail

Some hack'n'fix projects don't work out. An intern accidentally dropped one of our camera lenses and I tried to fix it - and discovered bent metal and insanely complex internals make it pretty hard to do!
Have the Seasons Really Changed?

Have the Seasons Really Changed?

As a small child I remember the weather in Illinois being quite different. Everyone I know talks about global warming as an accepted reality and something that’s bigger than our individual anecdotal experiences of climate but I can’t help get over being hung up on my personal relationship to the weather, it feels more meaningful than charts and graphs. I decided to see how my memory matches up with data.
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