Designed by a rocket scientist, Truss Me! utilizes real algorithms and simulation techniques practiced by aerospace, mechanical, and civil engineers to test for stress and structure failure. Students can design and test structures in a realistic virtual environment.
Founded by two MIT scientists, Brainy Yak Labs encourages young girls to realize that math, science, and engineering can be fun and creative. The lab’s first product is called Jubilite. Described as a “dance party lamp kit,” Jubilite gives youth the opportunity to build, wire, and decorate a lamp.
Created by the Chicago ArchitecturalFoundation,DiscoverDesign is an online platform where students, teachers, and mentors come together to design solutions for real-world challenges. The website serves as a “town square” where students can be inspired, learn from peers, and get feedback from design professionals.
Makerspace Playbookfrom Maker Media outlines two basic types of maker projects: exploratory workshops where students learn basic engineering and building skills through a sampling of brief activities, and applied projects that involve multiple disciplines and drive students to extend their basic skills.