Interesting Design Gift Ideas

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weePod­™, The iPod Baby Belt
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Image by RichardBronosky
weePod­™, The iPod Baby Belt

I had this great idea for a "(You’re almost a) Mother’s Day" gift. I looked everywhere for a set of headphones, specifically designed for wearing on a pregnant belly. It seems that no such thing exists. So in a true fit of manly rage, I broke out the power tools. (Okay, I broke out the Janome power tool, but that reciprocating needle could really do some damage!)

The result is a plastic clasped 2 inch wide elastic belt with a pocket loop for an iPod and six strategically placed button holes. The button holes allow you to insert headphones so that you can play music to your unborn baby.

This a really popular idea, I’m surprised someone doesn’t market such a product. If you are interested, feel free to contact me.

City of the Future: Second Class at Tam High
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Image by fabola
Our after-school students at Tam High are building a City of the Future together, using arts and electronics to make a model of what our world may be like in 100 years.

In our second class, they designed the city they envision for this project and took turns discussing their ideas with each other. In their post-apocalyptic scenario, the rich are separated from the poor, who mine the sea floor and are oppressed by a government run by machines.

They also picked characters and objects for their city — some of which will be laser cut and printed in 3D. Next, they learned to solder stick figures out of copper wire, then made light circuits with LEDs and batteries. Finally, they added these lights to their futuristic homes, which they continued to decorate with gift wrapping paper, art supplies and everyday objects.

We have a great group of eight middle school students, ages 12 to 14, in this after-school class. Through this course, students will develop a range of skills, from creative expression to science and engineering (STEAM). And they will learn to create their own interactive art with simple electronics, in a playful way that makes learning more fun.

View more photos of our Maker Art course at Tam High:

Preview their City of the Future in our class slides:

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Here is the course schedule for the Tam High students:

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