Make: Community and Engineering.com have recently debuted a new system, Make: Projects, to help makers document and share their creative or team-based projects. Make:Projects, is a collaboration platform that brings together makers, engineers, inventors, and doers to develop their passions or solve our society's most persistent challenges.
The messy process of making is at the heart of Make: Projects. It balances being a private space to tinker and organize an idea with close friends or fellow students, paired with a public forum to showcase work and get feedback. The platform was created to make it easier for individuals, educators, or communities to share the documentation of projects throughout the life of a project. If you are an individual, the system allows for posting rich media (photos, videos, audio recordings) and sharing which makes communication with a community and receiving feedback easy. As an educator, Make: Projects lends itself to tracking and grading team-based projects. Communities can use the platform for posting science projects, presentations, and grading submissions.
In this Construct3D Summer Symposium webinar on July 30th at 4:00 PM EST, join Dale Dougherty of Make Community, Frank and Laura Baldesarra of Engineering.com and Make: Projects, and Rice University's Matthew Wettergreen. They will share the inspiration behind the Make: Projects platform and provide a brief demonstration of the platform, reviewing the basics of setting up a project, documenting the project over time, how to use the platform to receive feedback and guidance by experts, and finally, how to use one of the pre-programmed project templates to accelerate your work. The webinar will conclude with a discussion and reflection on the future of project documentation and collaboration in maker education.