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((Fighting with Element 14   ))     The think|haus entry into the Great Global Hackerspace Challenge sponsored by Element14 is finished. Mostly. think|tubes are an educational tool for use in a K-12 school setting.  They function as a multimeter for the real world. Learning concepts  such as mechanical advantage is much easier if students can see and  measure the effects of gears, levers, pulleys, etc. Other concepts are  difficult because processes occur o ...
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GGHC2011 - Update #3

Posted by Think Haus Apr 25, 2011
Off the rails...   Sorry folks, things got a little bit out of hand there.   We're back, we've got work underway and it's going to be alright.   Watch the video and you'll better understand.   ...
It's been a serious week of work at think|haus on the Challenge and a ton of other stuff.   Here's an update video for you all.     think|haus GGHC2011 - Week Two Status Video from Think Haus on Vimeo. ...
Yes, it's 35 minutes long.   But it's totally worth watching --- a pencast of the think|haus response to the GGHC.       think|haus GGHC Pencast from Think Haus on Vimeo. ...
In this blog post by Zoe Branigan-Pipe (@zbpipe) you'll see what happens when a real school teacher is read into the think|haus GGHC2011 plan.   http://pipedreams-education.ca/2011/03/26/great-global-hackerspace-challenge/   I toured the Hackerspace from the perspective of a teacher, as I often  do. In education, we talk about problem solving. We talk about having  our students “think critically”. We advocate and implement problem based  learning and inquir ...
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Introductory Video

Posted by Think Haus Mar 27, 2011
As simple as it is to say...  Here we are.     More soon - expect a video update around Wednesday or Thursday. ...
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Challenge Accepted!

Posted by Think Haus Mar 20, 2011
We've been named as a participant in element14's Great Global Hackerspace Challenge!   Here's our request to participate...   Our hackerspace -- think|haus -- was founded in 2009 in the Canadian "rust belt" city of Hamilton, Ontario. With the move to our second space, we have refocused our space and our efforts on positive community building and working collaboratively as a group.   Some of our recent efforts towards this include: providing support and facilities for the Hami ...