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5 Science Tabletop Surfaces Review

Time to order Tables for your  STEM or Science Lab Maker, Art Room or Maker Space?
Wondering about which Science Tabletop Surface is best for you?
Here’s a guide of Top 5 Science Table surfaces and how they compare.

  1. Standard High Pressure Laminate Tops
    1″ industrial grade particle board core laminate with standard HPL (High Pressure Laminate). This durable surface is like your kitchen counter top and suitable for areas that are not exposed to acids or reagents.
  2. Chem Resistant Laminate (Chemsurf)
    The 1″ table tops are laminated with chemical resistant “Chemsurf”. Suitable for all K-12 science laboratory situations. The cannot be used in areas with high acid concentrations. ChemSurf offers higher chemical resistance than standard High Pressure Laminate.
  3. Phenolic Resin Core
    3/4″ phenolic resin core with a chemical resistant surface. Water and heat resistant and suitable for use in K-12 science laboratory applications that do not require maximum acid resistance.
  4. Solid Epoxy Resin
    Individually molded solid core tops. Suitable for use where maximum concentrations of acids are used. Water and heat resistant.
  5. Durasurf
    Acid resistant characteristics similar to solid epoxy. The core is MDF and coated with an epoxy powder 3-5 ml finish.Maximum acid and scratch resistance. Suitable for use in k-12 science laboratory applications.

Corialm Casegoods Science Lab Cabinets available at Bakagain Furniture

Additional information, specific acid resistance and performance specifications are available upon request.

Bakagain provides all standard sizes, top surfaces and even adjustable heights. We can also have your tables and cabinets custom made to your specification. Call 910.769.2422 with your request and we will provide a quotation asap! or email jane@bakagain.com
www.bakagain.com

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Doozie Lounge Seating Around a Table

Do the Doozie Slide, Bump, Dip & Squeeze

Arrange & Rearrange the Slide, Bump, Dip, Squeeze, Link, Pac, Join, Speck & Spot – with our Doozie Modular Lounge Collection. 

These contemporary Doozie Lounge pieces are ideal for group setting in universities, corporate lobbies, hospitality, children centers & collaborative spaces.

Made in the USA

  • Modular design allows units to be rearranged to create endless configurations.
  • 9 shapes and sizes.
  • Flexible Doozie design fits any environment.
  • Spec & Spot Doozie components are available with 1″ laminate top and 3mm edgeband.
  • Appeals to users and brings FUNction and flexibility to any space.
  • Plastic glides on each modular unit help furniture move easily when being rearranged.
  • Fabric patterns are not recommended due to the modular design.

With offers hundreds of fabric options in four different grades, provide almost endless options. From recycled content and green fabric finishes to fashion forward hospitality fabrics, you are sure to find something to Doozie up your space.

Email Bakagain to request a quotation or to receive a free doozie design & configurations package! Go ahead – do the Doozie!

The Doozie Collection

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5 QUICK SHIP Furniture Picks

5 QUICK SHIP Furniture Picks

Our product line is designed to ensure long-term end-user satisfaction How? Furniture must provide end-user functionality. That’s the whole point of making a purchase – you want it to work! Our furniture is hand-selected so that you will use & enjoy your purchases for years of functional, versatile & reliable service – in style. As manufacturers for over a decade & Jim’s furniture design & engineering, we understand the VALUE of QUALITY design & materials.
Here are 5 QUICK SHIP Furniture Picks for this month. 

  1. Adjustable Height Science Tables – ChemRes Hi-Pressure Laminate Top Panel
    Science Tables that adjust on demand from 29″h-41″h. Love the on demand aspect. Only one person needed. Lift one side, then the other side & presto.
  2. Mobile Partition & Display Panels
    You can create just about any space from full-on collaborative brain storming to contemplative private study. Great looking & affordably priced.
    DOC stands for –  Divide Spaces | Organize Spaces | & Combine your choice of board. Magnetic Porcelain Dry Erase Panels, Dura-Rite Hi-Pressure Laminate,  Cork Board Panels and/or Hook & Loop Panels.  GreenGuard Gold Certified
  3. Tech Tubs for iPads – 7 Unit
    Lock, Charge, Sync. in a compact portable solution for a handful of tablets or use as an add-on solution to a full size charging cart. They are vented, light weight & easy to tote. Tech Tubs support a “grow your technology” approach to purchasing.
  4. Rico Stacking Chairs  300 lb. weight capacity GreenGuard Certified for Children & Schools. 6 Colors; Black, Red, Burgundy, Lemon Yellow, Navy & Lime Green with Silver Metal Bases. 4 Heights; 12″, 14″, 16″ or 18″.
  5. InterPlay Series Lounge Seating with Tablet Arm
    So many uses for the tablet chair & tablet sofa with built-in handle & 2 casters. Ideal for a waiting room so patients can use the tablet arm to fill out paper work or enjoy reading material, a library to study & take notes or collaborative area at work or school. 4 coverings & color options including all PVC free polyurethane, AntiBacterialAntiMicrobial. 500 lb. weight capacity!

Click here for more Quick Ship Picks.

Why did these products the top 5 QUICK SHIP Furniture Picks for September?  

Quick Ship: It’s back to school & back from vacation. Schools, Business & Healthcare Facilities need furniture now. Your order will generally ship within 24-48 hours.

Design: A laptop cart for example needs to have adequate charging bays to store & charge the laptops & accommodate the power cords for cable management. A design must meet the needs of the end-user & protect the equipment investment.

Price: The business office needs to purchase within their budget to hit an affordable “price point”. At Bakagain, we select furniture that is the best in their class at “entry-level, better & best” price levels. For example, our science tables top materials range from Hi-pressure Chemical Resistant (ChemSurf), Phenolic Resin to Epoxy Resin. An elementary school may choose to purchase Epoxy Resin because that is what most people picture when they think of science tables. Actually hi-pressure or chemical resistant laminate could be considered the “best” in terms of durability & price because k-6 doesn’t use chemical agents that other surfaces guard against. Click here to read more about chemical resistant materials.

Function: Education, Business & Healthcare settings need to count on their products to stand up to daily use. Our Medical Supply Carts & Point of Care Carts for example are mobile, have accessories for your specific needs & locking options for secure care.

Call Bakagain Inc for more information – we are happy to provide specifications & quotations! 910.769.2422.
PO Box 10661 | Wilmington, NC 28404

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3D Food Engineer? That’s Pretty Sweet!

Imagine 15 years ago thinking about career opportunities. Would “3D Food Engineer” have come to mind? What does that even mean?

3D Systems is working with the Culinary Institute of America where students and faculty are printing 3 dimensional culinary delights on the chefjet pro such as chocolate roses and geometric sugar cubes. 3D Printing is being integrated into the professional kitchen- now that’s pretty sweet.

It not only makes sense but is already a reality and in my opinion is a perfect example of STEAM education and the importance of collaboration and team based communication.

  • Food SCIENCE
  • Printing TECHNOLOGY to Create the edible
  • 3D Modeling & ENGINEERING
  • Creative ARTistic Design
  • MATH calculations

Maybe we should combine math with Engineering and save the M for MARKETING. This is big.

Budding engineers getting out their ipads

 

 

 

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Balt iTeach Desktop Tablet Charger

Top 5 Tabletop Charging Stations

Top 5 Tabletop Mobile Device Charging Station Solutions

Nothing is more frustrating than looking for your tablet, handheld or mobile device & realizing that you don’t have a charge AND that you can’t find your power cords. I don’t think I’m the only person that has this dilemma. I have 3 digital cameras, an iPad & iPhone not to mention the mobile devices everyone else charges in the house & the power cords all start looking alike. Our Tabletop Charging Stations eliminate this frustration. They are ideal for your kitchen & the home office, or from the classroom to the computer lab. The benefit is that the power, charging unit & your devices stay together & organized. When idle, during charging & if when moved to a new location ALL your equipment is organized & charged. Provide an organized solution & you have far better results in STAYING CHARGED & ORGANIZED.
What is our criteria for making the Top 5 tabletop charging station solutions?

  • Convenience – Eliminates clutter, Easy-to-use, Organized, Ready!
  • Quality – Compatible & reliable safe charging, Durable, Tech savvy design
  • Value – These 5 affordable solutions will provide safe dependable charging & therefore extends the life of your mobile device investment. That’s value!

Here are our Top 5 Tabletop Charging Station Solutions for Home, Office & Education:

  1. 8 Port USB Charging Station
    Charge 8 Tablets, Laptops & Mobile Devices
    Reduce clutter with a designated charging tabletop station solution for USB powered devices in your classroom, office or home. The USB Charging Tabletop Station by Balt charges up to 8 mobile devices at the same time. This unit will replace up to eight charging bricks with one simple power cord to free up wall outlets. Compatible with most mobile deployments including; iPad, iPad mini, Galaxy Note, Galaxy Note, Galaxy Note II, Galaxy Tab, Kindle HD Fire and Kindle Touch, Kindle Paperwhite, MacBook Air 11”, MacBook Air 13”, MacBook Pro 13”, MacBook Pro 15”, MacBook Pro 17”, Nook Color & Nook Tablet. Balt 8 Port USB Charging Station #66670
  2. iTeach Desktop Tablet Charger
    Charge 8 Tablets, Laptops & Mobile Devices
    The Balt 27690 iTeach Desktop Tablet Charger can easily charge up to eight USB tablet or phone devices right on your tabletop. The controlled power management knows which devices need more power, helping to extend battery life & saving energy. Includes four charge indicators & on/off power switch. Charge up to eight devices with one power cord to the wall.
  3. Secure and Charge Station – 10 Unit
    Charge different kinds of devices at the same time.
    Our Secure & Charge Station is designed for learning environments to keep Tablets, ChromeBooks & Mobile Devices organized, available, fully charged, & ready for classroom use. The station can even store & charge different kinds of devices at the same time, each with its own charging cable or adapter making the 10 unit charging station ideal for family & office charging as well. Secure & manage your mobile devices with this elegant, affordable solution.
  4. Chromebook Charging Cabinet 12 Unit
    Mix & match mini-laptops, tablets, & handhelds for clutter free counters
    Lots of laptops, limited space? Store & charge up to 12 devices with the wall mountable Chromebook Charging Cabinet! One size fits all Chromebooks, Surface Pro 3 , MacBook Air & other mini-laptops. Set the cabinet’s bay width & shelf height for your devices – up to 13” screen & some with 14” screen – then reconfigure when it’s time for new devices. Mix & match mini-laptops, tablets, & handhelds for even more flexibility. All this with a budget friendly price & Anthro Lifetime Warranty.
  5. Tech Tubs ChromeBook Charging
    Tech Tubs for ChromeBooks, Lock, Charge, Sync, it really is that simple.
    Tech Tub is designed for ChromeBooks a variety of tablets. Made from highly durable, heat-resistant ABS plastic & vented to ensure airflow, Tech Tubs are secure, mobile & lightweight. Tech Tubs support a “grow your technology” approach to purchasing. Overall Dimensions: 13″w | 16.125″d | 14″h, Slot Dimensions: .625″ | 12.25″w | 11.25″h.  Tablets are protected & recharged with the inserts & the foam pad on the bottom of the Tech Tub provides cushioning & includes a six outlet power bar, cable management, a padlock & locking block to prevent theft.

We actually have more solutions that would make the top 5 tabletop charging list & you can see them on our website with full details, dimensions, pricing, features & benefits. I know from experience that “left to our own devices” it’s pretty easy to get sloppy with charging equipment & then are pretty disappointed when they are not charged. I believe when you get organized properly it is far easy to STAY ORGANIZED. Give us a call Bakagain at 336-701-2333, we are happy to help you choose the perfect solution for your home, office or school! Shop on our website or request a quotation today!

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ABS & PLA 3D Printing Material Guide

You are interested in getting started with 3D printing and you wonder which type of filament to purchase. Both ABS Plastic & PLA Plastic are great choices for 3D Printing and we created a PDF printing material guide for you to compare.

  • ABS Filament has been the standard material in 3D printing. Its higher melting point & fuel based polymer is similar to the material used to make car bumpers. ABS creates lightweight, moldable, shock & wear resistant parts that are harder to break. It has a longer shelf life.
  • PLA Filament is a corn oil base and is biodegradable / compostable. PLA is a great choice for those new to 3D printing. It has a greater range of geometry for intricate designs & tends to have minimal warping even on larger parts.

Both materials are available for the Cube 3D with 20+ color options each containing enough material to make about 35 models per cartridge. Switching them out is a breeze – they snap right in. The Cube can also tell you how much material you have left, and won’t let you start to print a design if you don’t have enough material to finish it, to avoid waste. Another example of printing yield is you can print about 13 to 15 cell phone cases (or creations of similar size) from a single cartridge. You can get a discount when you get a pack of cartridges together.

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7 fun ways tudents use Tablet computers in the class room

7 Fun Ways Students Use Mobile Devices

7 Fun Ways Students Use Mobile Devices in the Classroom
Students consistently report that they learn more when mobile devices are incorporated into lessons by their teachers. Some are even leading the charge for more technology in the classroom.

So how do students use their mobile devices during the school day – and afterwards outside of class?

  1. Record themselves reading on their iPods to perfect pronunciation. Viva el Espanol!
  2. Create videos and record audio over the top explaining how they got their answers.
  3. Send vocabulary words back and forth from classrooms.
  4. Actively engage with the video they’re watching by answering questions on their device.
  5. Hide videocaches and use geocaching.com so members of the public can search for them.
  6. Make “videoconference-pals” with students in other countries.
  7. Play “Mystery Skype” with other classrooms and try to guess where they’re located.

Recent research suggests that 41% to 66% of K-12 students in the U.S. had access to mobile devices, such as tablets, at school or home. That’s according to “A New Digital Playbook: Understanding the Spectrum of Students’ Activities and Aspirations,” a report from the educational nonprofit, Project Tomorrow, which polled 3.4 million students, teachers, administrators, and parents in late 2013.

The above Information was made available thanks to our valued mobile device charging partner Anthro Manufacturing written by by Jebra Turner

For more information on Tablet Charging Solutions call Bakagain Inc at 336-701-1333

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Wood base science tables in science lab

Top 5 Surfaces for your Science Lab

Outfitting your STEM or Science Lab, or your Art Department?
How do you know the best table top surface for your application?
Here’s the list of the Top 5 Science Table surfaces available and how they compare.

  1. Standard High Pressure Laminate Tops
    1″ industrial grade particle board core laminate with standard HPL (High Pressure Laminate). This durable surface is like your kitchen counter top and suitable for areas that are not exposed to acids or reagents.
  2. Chem Resistant Laminate (Chemsurf)
    The 1″ table tops are laminated with chemical resistant “Chemsurf”. Suitable for all K-12 science laboratory situations. The cannot be used in areas with high acid concentrations.
  3. Phenolic Resin Core
    3/4″ phenolic resin core with a chemical resistant surface. Water and heat resistant and suitable for use in K-12 science laboratory applications that do not require maximum acid resistance.
  4. Solid Epoxy Resin
    Individually molded solid core tops. Suitable for use where maximum concentrations of acids are used. Water and heat resistant.
  5. Durasurf
    Acid resistant characteristics similar to solid expoy. The core is MDF and coated with an epoxy powder 3-5 ml finish. Maximum acid and scratch resistance. Suitable for use in k-12 science laboratory applications.

Additional information, specific acid resistance and performance specifications are available upon request.

Bakagain provides all standard sizes, top surfaces and even adjustable heights. We can also have your tables and cabinets custom made to your specification. Call 910.769.2422 with your request and we will provide a quotation asap! or email jane@bakagain.com
www.bakagain.com
Science Lab Tables and Cabinets

Science Tables Custom Fit

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STEM saves ART

STEM saves ART

Stem Science Technology Engineering Math

Over the past decade music and art have sadly been reduced or eliminated from the education budget. Luckily our public school at the time did not follow that unfortunate trend. I remember sitting at the kitchen counter with our son’s friend who expressed that he didn’t have time to take art because of all of his other IMPORTANT classes. I said “Colby, you can’t really feel that art is unimportant – do you?” He really did feel that way. This is the same kid that went on to be at the top of his class and is currently studying to be an engineer. I wonder if now in his second year in college, he thinks about art with a new perspective.

Our other son’s friend Kathy was always a clever girl, and it was apparent from when she was just a toddler. She also went on to study engineering – industrial engineering. Kathy and I had a chance to catch up when she was on break from school and I asked her how it was going. She said the “math” was very challenging and she and her “artist” friends had to work pretty hard to keep on track. But many of the “Math and Techie” oriented students struggled with the art classes. What a valuable observation. I’d like to think that when Kathy was busy collecting her objects from nature and arranging them in forts made from pool towels and chairs that she was really in the early stages of her education by combining her artistic talents with her science curiosity that ultimately lead her to study industrial engineering.

So thank you STEM for saving ART!  Stem, Science, Technology, Engineering Mathematics & ART.

Note: I was inspired to write this memory after seeing the beautiful patterns in the ice along a sandy trail. Which patterns developed during the freezing process? Which were caused by the warmth of the sun and which by the elements around them. I may not entirely understand the science behind the patterns but I sure appreciate the natures beauty. See more ICE PHOTOS

Visit Bakagain Inc to view and purchase technology furniture and products or call 910-769-2422

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STEM Education

STEM Education – Making Comes Naturally

STEM Education

How do we DESIGN learning to INSPIRE students to be CREATORS?  www.ncstemcenter.org

Have you surfed the web for STEM education lately? As I researched STEM education, specifically in North Carolina, I was flabbergasted at just how much our schools have embraced infusing Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. And STEAM which adds another important ingredient – Art – into the mix.

One inspiring blog site – www.ncnewschools.org – writes “Making comes naturally – it’s what we do” “Making has many names: Tinkering, inventing, engineering, creating” “New technologies have reinvigorated the art of making”.

www.ncpublicschools.org/stem – writes “North Carolina’s STEM Education connects education programs, postsecondary education, policy-makers, business/industry” “our citizens are learning the skills that will keep their communities globally competitive”

Want to be inspired? Surf STEM

Bakagain, Inc Technology and Education Furniture

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EdSpaces Conference Expo Tampa

New Designs EdSpaces

New Designs EdSpaces Conference Expo

EdSpaces, formerly NSSEA provided a look at new products from leading designers including James Baker of Bakagain, Inc.
Jim’s new designs include:

  • Locking Tablet Locker style cabinet to charge and independently secure 24 devices
  • Mobile Communication Message board
  • Mobile Training Tables to create modular collaborative stations which fold for storage when not in use

Need something custom designed for your business, school or healthcare facility?

Great show and seminars at EdSpaces 2014 – see you next year!

 

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Message Communication Board

Communication Boards – 3 Ways to Customize Your Message

Communication Boards – 3 Ways to Customize Your Message

Customized message boards are a great way to help your staff, patients, doctors and family members communicate and adds an extra layer of comfort to their care. Communication in a hospital or other caring facility can be a challenge. Why not encourage, communicate and celebrate progress while providing pleasing artwork to cheer up the room? Here are 3 examples of how you can customize your message and logo on our beautiful re-writable message boards.

  • Brushed flush silver frame
  • Ready to hang
  • Many designs to choose from or customize your artwork
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