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06
August
2013

Brush Bots Day Two! (Maker Program)

Today in Little Kidspace we made brush bots again! We had a lot more attendance today than we did yesterday for it. Around 16 kids! They all seemed to enjoy themselves and Elaine was able to get some good feedback from them.
Photo of Brush Bot.
05
August
2013

Brush Bots

Today in Little Kidspace we made Brush Bots! It was slow going as I only had about 5 kids in the first 2 hours, but it picked up during the last hour. I had about 10-12 kids total. This was the second time that I used the hot glue gun for things in LKS and I was worried that the kids would be too afraid to use it.
Brush Bots in Maker Program.
04
August
2013

Keyboard Letter Bracelets (Maker Programs)

Today we made Keyboard letter bracelets! This was a quick fun project! I had even more of a blast than normal because we were doing some of my favorite things! Guests got to pick a letter from old key boards, then Nathaniel or I drilled holes in them for them to feed colorful wire through. Lastly they soldered together clasps for them. It was cool to get to teach kids the basics like stripping wire and soldering, even if it wasn't dealing with circuitry; they still learned really great skills to have.
Photo from weekend Maker programs.
04
August
2013

Continue your making journey! Links to great websites and resources!

Almost everyday after a Maker Corps workshop a parent asks us, "where can I find other projects to do at home with my kids?". Well, here is a list of resources, electronics suppliers, and other cool links to enjoy at home to continue your making journey!
Photo of marker scribbler from Maker Programs.
03
August
2013

Maker Corps is All About Design

Maker Corps is all about Design! again this week! Yesterday we made super secret spy periscopes! This was a really fun project! Guests got to make their periscopes, which was a bit of a challenge due to the math they had to do, but it made for a more satisfying finish. Then they got to decorate them however they wanted! Kids had tons of fun with these and even though there weren't any electronics it was still cool to look at the physics of the mirrors and how that worked.
Photo from weekend Maker programs.
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