Makerspace Event at OCES 12/2/17

We had such a great time bringing our mobile makerspace activities to OCES! We explored:

  • Upcycled Design (Novel Engineering, Upcycled Art, Creative Challenge Cards)
  • Fingerknitting (Yarn, Plastic Bags)
  • Papercraft (Kirigami, Pop-up Cards, Silhouette Studio & Silhouette Cameo paper.vinyls cutting machine)
  • 3D Modeling (3D Drawings with Hot Glue and 3D Pens, Converting 2D Drawings into 3D models with MakerBot PrintShop app, Creating 3D Models with Tinkercad, Demo of MakerBot Replicator Mini 3D Printer)
  • Computer Programming (Computational Thinking with Robot Mouse Game, Visual-Based Coding in Scratch, Interactive Games with MaKey Makey Microcontrollers)
  • Electronics Explorations (LittleBits Kits)

For a complete list of related resources, please click here.

Remember to explore our website to find more fun activities to help you Make Awesome Knowledge-building Experiences and remember to proceed with curiosity and MAKE something awesome!

Digital Design Maker Camp @ Centro

The Digital Design Maker Camp was held at Centro on June 14-17. We had so much fun teaching the children about digital design this week! We used free software that is easily accessible to PC/Mac/tablets/smartphones. We explored 3D modeling to create our own characters and also explored computer programming to create our own animations and games. Parents/Guardians: We will continue to print their 3D models and will have them available for pick up at Centro after June 22nd. In the meantime, here’s some more information to keep your children designing for free all summer long:

MORE 3D MODELING

Explore 3D models online:

Design original models in free 3D modeling software:

Get more 3D models printed at:

Care for your 3D model:

  1. Gently file rough edges with sandpaper or nail file.
  2. Paint with acrylic paint (ex. nail polish) or permanent markers.

MORE COMPUTER PROGRAMMING

Learn about computer programming and computer science:

Apps that teach computer programming:

Code your own stories and games:

Learn advanced computer programming languages:

Be sure to visit our website as we update more fun activities and upcoming events!

Paper Engineering

Here is the resource(s) we used to facilitate activities at STREAM Fest 2015:

Make your own simple pop-up cards
http://citytechnology.org/node/8
http://wp.robertsabuda.com/how-to-make-a-pop-up-layer/
http://wp.robertsabuda.com/how-to-make-a-v-fold-mouth-pop-up/

Explore the art of shadow puppets
http://themakelab.wp.txstate.edu/2014/09/23/lights-camera-shadow-puppets/

More information coming soon. Please check back with us after we catch our breath from hosting STREAM Fest 2015.

 

3D Printing Jewelry

Everyone loves jewelry. Have you ever been admiring a piece of jewelry only to find yourself thinking, “if only it had [this]” or “I wish it was a different color” ? Now with affordable 3D printing processes, you can design your own wearable art in free 3D modeling software, such as TinkerCAD or Autodesk 123d Design. Then you can print your design out of plastic on an inexpensive 3D printer, such as the Printrbot Simple. Don’t have access to a printer? No problem! Upload your design to Shapeways and pay for materials and shipping costs. Here are some rings that our workshop participants have designed and printed:
rings

EDUCATIONAL EXTENSIONS

  • measurement
  • ratio and proportion
  • negotiating balance in design and the 3d modeling plane

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Collaborative Drawing, a.k.a. Surrealist Exquisite Corpse

Here is the resource(s) we used to facilitate activities at STREAM Fest 2015:

Did you know that the “Exquiste Corpse” drawing game was first published in the 1920s?

Ponderings about the “exquisite corpse”
http://www.inthisplayground.com/portfolio/the-exquisite-corpse/

Museum of Modern Art Exquisite Corpse activity
Worksheet_ExquisiteCorpse (PDF file)

More information coming soon. Please check back with us after we catch our breath from hosting STREAM Fest 2015.