This project was originally published on Make: Projects. Use your origami skills to fold a “paper balloon.” Then add a battery, LED, and binder clip as a switch to transform your creation into a simple lamp. This easy circuit project is a great way to explore switches. Plus, there is considerable room for self-expression as…
Transform an inexpensive foam pumpkin into a light-up monster for Halloween! This fun spin on a jack-o-lantern has lots of space for individuality as kids (and adults) create their own crazy pumpkin. And the best part? It lights up to make a spooky decoration for the season. Supplies: A small foam pumpkin (solid or hollow)…
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.
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.