"We the Makers Believe" captured the ethos of the Maker Movement with busy robot characters. It was included in Make: Lots o' Bots, published by Scholastic.


This illustration accompanied a story problem in which students demonstrated an understanding of angle measure. It appeared in a middle school textbook published by McDougal Littell.


This proposal to LEGO shared a handful of novel activity ideas for young children using motors and sensors.


For each day of Maker Camp 2015, we produced one-pagers with instructions for hands-on projects in our on-air video demos.

This diagram showed Maker Faire visitors how to make a simple pinwheel.

This diagram—showing students how to fold an origami cat head— appeared as part of an elementary mathematics program published by Houghton Mifflin.

Paper Construction

This print-and-make paper robot provided a cheap and simple starter project to Maker Camp participants.

Cut Paper (in Motion!)

I developed this surfing gecko, a motor-driven animatronic prototype in my work with the research and development group of the Tinkering Studio of the Exploratorium.

Interactive Diagram

In interviews, teachers indicated their students had a hard time comparing diagrams to see the differences in types of cells and little understanding of the dynamic nature of cells. Isolating one element at a time in this set of four cell diagrams allows students to focus on unique features. Further, lightly animating the simple sketches helps students see that cells aren’t static boxes full of unpronounceable terms, but rather alive and changing.
See the interactive diagram or the diagram within the context of a full middle-school biology lesson plan.


This close-up look at a Japanese Maple leaf is rendered in acrylic and red glitter. The canvas is about 90 cm x 60 cm.