So you've been wondering... "How do I add my own pictures and stuff to my Ready projects?" Well, ask no more... This video will walk you through how to do it, on desktops and mobile. Happy making!
David teaches high schoolers English and coaches the speech/forensics team at Greendale High School near Milwaukee, Wisconsin. You can find him on Twitter at @davidkfreitag.
This week we visited the Lower Eastside Girls Club, an amazing place in downtown Manhattan: "Opening Doors, Empowering Women, Building Community, Girl by Girl."
The club's mission is to break the cycle of local poverty by training the next generation of ethical, entrepreneurial and environmental leaders.
Club instructor Lauren Vargas inspires the next generation of girls to be creators, and not just consumers, of digital media. Among the things she told us: "Girls gain confidence with Ready… It’s a beautiful thing when they’re excited and focused on making something for themselves, that they enjoy." See the full interview below...
At the Lower Eastside Girls Club, forty girls are learning Ready, Sculptris, Unity and Arduino microcontrollers, to create an imaginative live dome show in their planetarium. They are also taking classes in sound design, art and sewing.
Over the course of five weeks, they will make 2D and 3D dome elements and audio-reactive animations, combined with LED costumes and special effects.
The final show will be the next installment in a series of girl-made science fiction dome stories, following the adventures of the Pleiades Sisters, the first starship astronauts.
TechKids Unlimited is a not-for-profit technology-based educational organization for kids ages 7 to 19 with special needs. This summer, TKU used Ready for a weeklong game-design workshop.
Here's what one camper had to say about the experience making projects with Ready:
Ready visited TechKids, and we came across this handy white-board, with some schematics explaining how to build projects in Ready. Pretty neat!
Media theorist and best-selling author, Douglas Rushkoff, explores the impact of Ready in a thought-provoking piece for Digital Trends magazine titled "What happens when anyone can code? We're about to find out."
Rushkoff cross-posted to Linkedin, where his story generated an impressive and robust debate about what it means to be a coder.