International Talk Like a Pirate Day

September 19th is International Talk Like a Pirate Day, a grassroots holiday started among a small group of friends that hit the big time when columnist Dave Barry wrote about it because he thought it was cool. So each year an intrepid following of very silly people enjoy a day of talking like pirates, because…

Paper Phonographs

Victorians loved their brand-new, state-of-art photographs, that brought the whole orchestra home for a show. Learn the history of these fantastic devices. Discover how sound works. Then explore the ways you can amplify music using nothing more than paper. Materials: A sewing needles, a piece of paper, masking tape, an old record. This program is…

Light Up Origami Butterfly

This project was originally shared on Make: Projects. Fold a simple butterfly using origami and then add LEDs to create light-up antenna. This is a fun way to learn about and build circuits while also practicing the precision of origami and being creative. This project is based on the Luna Moth from The Big Book…

Water Bottle Submarines

These simple upcycled water bottle submarines are a great way to explore buoyancy, air pressure, and density. When placed in water, the bottle fills with water, pulling it down below the surface, then, by blowing air through an attached straw, the water is forced out and the submarine rises again. Not only is this a…

Virtually Maker Faire

With real-life Maker Faires on hold across the globe due to COVID-19, a new, online version has arrived. Featuring 24 hours of presentations, workshops, demos, and exhibits across all time zones by makers all across the globe, Virtually Maker Faire is unlike any other event. So on March 23rd, the internet becomes the stage as…

Fun with WeDiscoverGeeks

WeDiscoverGeeks was founded by Kat Mahoney in 2013. A mother, computer scientist, and mental health expert, Kat wanted to flip the script on how video games and social media were viewed. The result was an organization devoted to S.T.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and MAKING), video game education, creative thinking, cosplay, community engagement, and entertainment.…