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.
May is the American Library Association Mystery Month, so I decided to feature some fantastic children’s mystery books as part of my Maker Monday activities. For each book, I created a STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) building challenges. Participants each got a bag filled with specific building materials, commonplace items you’d find at a library, to complete the challenge.
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.
Kaleidoscope Enrichment is proud to offer afterschool programs through the Blairstown Recreation Department at Blairstown Elementary School.
As Maker Camp experts, you can trust Kaleidoscope to create exciting, educational camps that teach science, technology, engineering, math, craft and maker skills in fun and creative ways.
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.
Playing with the Adafruit Neotrellis. Got the idea to create a sound effect board for Maker Camp so that even if I have no access to The Great Outdoors we can still pretend. All sound files are public domain from our National Park Service.
Get out of the school or library! Bring making to the masses by finding untraditional places to introduce kids and adults to the Maker Mindset. I’ve been bringing maker activities to Farmer’s Market, the local community pool and anywhere else I can for years. You can too.