What’s the Maker Movement and why should I care?

What’s the Maker Movement and why should I care?

 

The maker movement has grown sustainably along recent years and will keep on growing for the years to come. It refers to an enthusiasm for inventing and creating new technologies and tools, in the U.S., Europe, and many other countries across the world. The maker movement has its origins in the do-it-yourself (DIY) attitude. Dale Dougherty is credited with having started the movement with the launch of Make Magazine in 2005. Since then, makers have been inventing solutions that celebrate enhancements in many fields — science, technology, art, engineering, design, and music, among others.

Every year, Make Magazine sponsors the Maker Faire, a community event described as the Greatest Show (and Tell) on earth. Maker Faire celebrated 191+ Faires in 2016 in 38 countries. The 11th annual Maker Faire Bay Area welcomed some 1,200 makers and 145,000 attendees.

The Maker Movement has also changed the way of creating, inventing, or simply building something. It revolutionizes the way leaders and innovators invest their ideas and inspires curiosity, creativity, and confidence. Thus, it promotes collaboration within communities and emphasizes on product-creativity. STEM and Maker activities also reduce the gap between vocational and academic education, and empowers kids to design video games, build robots, and learn the world of programming!

Contemplating your own idea is one empowering knowledge that every child should experience.  As the authors of Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Education in the Classroom, Sylvia Libow Martinez & Gary Stager, put it, “The Maker Movement overlaps with the natural inclinations of children and the power of learning by doing”.

MakePad will be launched on a crowdfunding platform. Follow us on this journey subscribing at makepi.com and help our children towards infinity and beyond!

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Meet MakePi: The future of STEM education

MakePi was born envisioning to cope with STEM’s teaching and learning processes

Our background on educational technology comprises a full network of students and educators on Computer Science teaching, propelled by Happy Code’s infrastructure and methods. Recently, Happy Code has surpassed 80 units across America and Europe, benefiting more than 20.000 students ranging from 5 to 17 years old to whom we have provided learning experiences on STEM’s critical thinking and problem-solving skills, for instance. MakePi and Happy Code do share the same relentless founders’ values: innovation, excellence, and integrity.

Based on DIY concept, we introduce our MakePad, the first tablet that children can assemble its components with their own hands. In addition to this hardware-awareness, our proprietary applications will allow kids to learn how to code, create digital music, develop games, apps, and more. Designed to inspire and empower STEM learners, makers and educators, MakePad is a 10.1″ touchscreen display tablet that will bloom worldwide children access, interest and knowledge of computer science. Even at the most remote locations, our Raspberry-Pi-based tablet will counteract the absence of internet connection with our embedded-make-mods and make-music applications… a truly untethered learning experience.

We can make… music, mods, games, innovation, collaboration. You name it.

We will be launching the MakePad on a crowdfunding platform. Follow us on this journey and help our children towards infinity and beyond!

#WeCanMake

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