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…
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…
Hi all! With schools and libraries closed here in NJ, I’ve been live streaming lots of maker and STEM content. It’s been so exciting learning the ins and outs of the technology. I’ve created projects for Kaleidoscope Enrichment, LLC, Warren County Library System, and Make: as part of Family Maker Camp. I’ve put all of…
In September of 2017, I gave a talk on the NYC Maker Faire education stage and shared my experiences about Maker Camp. Afterward, a gentleman approached me and said, “You really love what you do. It shows. Have you ever thought about writing a book?”
Join me at these events to learn more about the book, pick up a copy, and try some projects!
Use a disposable water bottle to create an upcycled hydroponics planter. This is a fun, easy, inexpensive way to grow greens, herbs, flowers and more indoors or start garden seedlings before the season. It’s a great project for schools and camps.
Fun DIY projects that will inspire young makers to explore, create, and share!
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.