This year I was very excited to be invited to participate in Aaron Maurer’s 25 Days of Making on his fantastic Coffee for the Brain site. The idea was to feature at least twenty-five different STEM, STEAM and maker projects by different educators from all over the globe so that teachers could use the projects with their students.
Make a simple light-up ghost using a ping pong ball, an LED, and craft supplies. It’s a great, inexpensive Halloween craft for classrooms, clubs, and makerspaces. In addition to being a fun and creative project, it teaches the basics of how a circuit work as well. Supplies: 5mm LED, any color 3v coin cell battery…
Last weekend, my family and I attended the 2nd Philadelphia Min Maker Faire at the Pennovation Center on Sunday, October 6. This was our second maker event of the fall, as we spread our wings and explore a wider variety of faires in the absence of World Maker Faire NYC this year. (You may enjoy…
A simple, fun bristlebot for Halloween! Great for an introductory project in classrooms or makerspaces.
Since so many of my patrons love astronomy, astronauts and space in general, I love to customize my programs for World Space Week. This year I drafted a list of computer programming challenges for my Coding Club. Featuring space themes, these activities are all self-led tutorials. I’ve included projects for all ages and experience levels.
Use the Adafruit NeoTrellis M4 to control your computer and interact with a Scratch 16-Beat Sequencer. Have fun mixing your own beats and remixing the Scratch code.
Use the mico:bit in combination with SparkFun sensors to monitor the health of your hydroponics planter.
Fun DIY projects that will inspire young makers to explore, create, and share!
Kaleidoscope Director, Sandy Roberts, is also the Makerspace Coordinator for the Warren County Library system. Through the library, she offers coding, 3D printing, electronics, robotics, and engineering activities to all four branches.
Thought it’d be fun to mix nature sounds to create soundscapes for Maker Camp. So I used Adafruit’s NeoTrellis to mix up to 8 sounds and speed up or slow down the tempo.