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New Machine Time - Frickin' Laser Beam Edition

 My Wife Gets Me. I mean... most of the time. She knows that I enjoy learning new tech tools and making things, so if she can give me the opportunity to make things through using new tech tools, that's a win win for her. That's what happened this year for Christmas. She bought me an Ortur Laser Master 2. I've had a TON of fun putting this thing through it's paces so far. I'll give you the short version of the review here. Will bullet points work for you? Hope so. This thing was WELL packaged. I bet they rarely have any shipping damage. It was easy to setup. The instructions were picture based, and there was only one step where I misinterpreted the picture. My youngest sons helped build it. Total time from opening the box to the first burn was approximately 90 minutes. That includes downloading, installing and setting up the software. I've made some cool pieces with it, and I've only had it about two weeks. The software is fairly easy... if you've already

Shark Tank 3.17.2022

Innovative Educators of Bryan County Middle High School, Are you driven to make a difference? Do you have the skills required to stand head and shoulders above the rest? When opportunity knocks, do you answer? Are you a contender? ARE YOU ELITE? Show it. Opportunity is knocking. Five minutes. Show them you're driven to make a difference. Show them your skills. Show them you're Elite. Want to know how? Select a paid, EdTech tool you would like to be considered by the Sharks. (Examples include, but are not limited to Floop, BreakoutEDU, Plickers, Parlay, Nearpod, PearDeck, etc.) Complete the Intent to Enter the Water form. ( ) Create a presentation, and explain why BCMHS needs to fund your chosen EdTech tool. That's it. It's really as easy as 1. 2. 3. Want to know more? Rules? Okay. Here's the lowdown. You may present alone, or as a part of a team. Target presentation length is five minutes. Following the presentatio

Squatter 19 - The Omnibox

 Google does a lot. Yes, the company you think of as "Google" (ahem... Alphabet) does a ton, but I mean the literal page It may not look like it does much. There's the doodle, and the search bar (ahem... Omnibox) and a couple of buttons. So simple that it can't be that powerful, right? Sorry, but no. The Omnibox has some neat tricks. Yes, it's got the goofy tricks. Have you tried askew? do a barrel roll? Google Gravity? Zerg Rush? Some of these require you to hit the "I'm feeling Lucky" button to activate these days. Those are cute, but the Omnibox also has some very useful tools. That's what Squatter 19 is all about. Take a look. As always, click the image below for a full sized PDF to print for yourself.