All the Show and Tell!


All of my Show and Tell appearances are now listed on the left! I will update them after I am on air. If you want to catch me live, check out Adafruit's Show and Tell every week at 7:30pm  EST. Share your projects too, so everyone can see the cool things you are working on. The best way to get new ideas is to share your own!
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New Guide Up!

Hi everyone!

Today a new guide is up on Maker411! This guide is something I wrote this summer to talk about starting off with electronics. It lists a bunch of my favorite circuit boards that I use all the time, plus it includes the 3D printer that I use! Take some time and check it out! It's definitely worth the read.

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An end to an unexpected hiatus

It's been a long time since my last post, and I am still behind on posting projects and tutorials on my other blogs. I've had a super busy summer. I worked on some curriculum design and lots of fun projects! I have also started writing a book with my own curriculum, and I promise (super super promise) that I will post more details on these projects throughout October.
Honesty time, I am super new to blogging. I am still trying to figure out my own bugs and making a schedule and sticking to it for posting content. I work on a lot of big projects and I want to get into more video content in the future. A lot of the time, I am reading and learning new things. This isn't always interesting to hear about, but it is super important in order for me to do the fun things and fun projects that I do all of the time.
Coming up, I am a maker at Greater Hartford Mini Maker Faire in October of 2017. I am also a speaker at the Connecticut Science Teacher's Association Conference in No…

Memorial Day Updates!

Hey Makers! It's Memorial Day weekend and I have some updates for you guys.

First things first, school's out for summer. This means that I have a lot more time to work on my own projects like my business Sparks to Sparkles, and some electronics projects. For starters, I am working on sewing my own skirt right now that will light up with wearable electronics. More on this project soon.

The Healthy Planter project that I was working on was finished. It didn't work great, but it did work well enough for proof of concept. I will be posting a full guide with details on how I made the planter and the results of using it in the coming days.

All of the project that I work on this summer will have full guides made for them as well. Stay tuned. This is shaping up to be an awesome summer for making.
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Gaming: Pokemon TCG

Last weekend I attend a Pre-Release for the new card game set of Pokemon, Sun and Moon: Guardians Rising. A Pokemon Pre-Release gets you a bunch of cards, and the opportunity to participate in a small draft with the new cards you just got. With the cards I got, I found a basis to build a new deck. My Pre-Release competition deck (only 40 cards) was based on Vanillite, an adorable ice cream cone. It worked really well and I won all 3 matches I was in. It got me thinking, I could make an entire 60 card deck based on Vanillite. So far, I have built the deck with almost all Guardians Rising cards and I have been testing it out some this week. So far it is doing pretty well, besides some bad starting hands that left me with no energy cards. Hopefully I will be able to tweak it some to make a fun and usable deck. In case you were wondering what all is in my deck, I have included my deck list below. If you like it, let me know!
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Vanillite x4 Vanillish x3 V…

Learning this week: Infopreneurship

This week is an online Infopreneurship conference. I am "attending" and listening and learning about it. So, what is infopreneurship? Infopreneurship is the idea of creating a business based on your knowledge and passion and sharing it with others. Now, this sort of lifestyle choice isn't for everyone but I thought I would at least learn about it because the knowledge is free.

Infopreneurship Summit

This online learning platform is available through May 4, 2017. If you are interested in learning more about Infopreneurship, as I am, check it out!
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Thank you!

I want to thank everyone right now who supports me and follows what I do. Last night I won an entrepreneurial award for my business Sparks to Sparkles. I also won an additional award for having a good display at the banquet last night. I couldn't have done it without all of you. Thank you.
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