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The New Shop Class: Getting Started with 3D Printing, Arduino, and Wearable Tech by Joan Horvath, Rich Cameron

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CHAPTER 12

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Becoming a Scientist

In the first part of this book, we talked about specific technologies and how to get started using them. Then we gave you an overview of different communities that are successful at making things – the open source crowd, people running makerspaces, educators trying to interest girls and minorities in engineering, and finally traditional educators incorporating making into community college or other adult-education environments. But we have not talked much about how all this ties in to learning science, math, and other subjects.

In these next three chapters, Joan gives you a first-person tour of the experiences ...

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