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August 2020

Fun with the Circuit Blox-120 Kit by E-Blox

August 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT

Fun with E-Blox Circuit Blox-120 Kit Join Jim Seymour to learn basic circuitry using the Circuit Blox 120 Kit by E-Blox. Get your Circuit Blox 120 Kit and follow along. In this session we will: build a Motor/Fan Launching circuit & learn about motors and lift build a Sound Machine & learn about integrated circuits build a FM radio & learn how FM radio works watch a Circuit Blox Cityscape master build https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNnGEkKE6Yk Watch and make LIVE on the Family…

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Build with the Make: Origami Paper Circuits Kit

August 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT

Make: Origami Paper Circuits Kit - Bring your paper crafts to life! Pair crafting with circuits for more light-up origami fun! We'll make a glowing paper balloon, a wild blinking ninja star, and an adorable Ladybug Bot that will buzz around your worktable. Join us and build your origami skills, learn about electricity, and make something fun with Sandy Roberts and the Make: Origami Paper Circuits Kit. Combine simple electronics with the centuries-old Japanese paper craft art of Origami. By…

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Scrappy Circuits

August 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT

The teaching and learning of invention literacy is often locked behind many pre-requisite skills and expensive STEM toys. Scrappy Circuits breaks down these barriers to learning to invent through using a modular system of bricks build by the learner and sourced for commonly found objects. Check back soon to see what we will be making this week. Get your core bricks ready - previous sessions can be seen here. WATCH LIVE on the Family Maker Camp Facebook page or on…

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Make a Blinking Bow-Tie with TechnoChic

August 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT

Make a tech project that you can wear! Get your hands on building a simple circuit project that makes a blinking Hair Bow or Bow-Tie. You'll customize the design, fold the 3D shape, connect the circuit, and wear your light-up creation! Materials: DIY Light Up Blinky Bow Ties Kit Clear Scotch Tape Each DIY Light Up Blinky Bow Tie Kit includes. 2 or 10 Bow Tie shapes with assorted foil designs 2 or 10 LED's 2 or 10 Batteries 2…

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Mario the Maker Magician LIVE!

August 7 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm PDT

Mario the Maker Magician is back with his weekly magic party! Check back soon to see what Mario is up to this week. Watch and comment LIVE on the Family Maker Camp Facebook page or watch on the Kids Make: Youtube channel. Learn more about Mario at https://www.mariothemagician.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mariothemagician Follow their adventures on YouTube! #itsafamilybusiness!

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Learn to Breadboard with DigiKey

August 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT

Learn the basics of breadboarding with DigiKey A breadboard is a solderless platform that allows for electrical connections to be made internally. Breadboarding is an integral part of creating any electronics project. The purpose is to set up an entire circuit using through-hole parts to ensure that functionality is as expected, prior to having a printed circuit board produced. This step saves time, money, and resources. During this session, we will use a few simple components to build a circuit…

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Brown Dog Gadgets – Build Solar Bugs

August 12 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am PDT

Create a solar powered insect that zips around and makes noise! Learn about solar energy in a fun and creative way! The new solar bug design has students creating a simple solar circuit in minutes using only conductive tape! Cut out your bug, decorate it, then add the included solar cell and vibrating motor! These bugs will zip around any smooth surface when in direct sunlight and make a silly clattering sound. Materials Needed: Solar Bug Kit Scissors coloring supplies…

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The League of Young Inventors – Morse Code Flashlight

August 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT

Ever wonder how to send secret messages to your friends? Join The League of Young Inventors and build a Morse Code Flashlight using the Teknikio Sparking Sense kit. We will invent our own flashlights to send coded messages, even from far away and in the dark! Your custom-built flashlight will have an unusual switch that allows you to control pulses of electricity. (It’s science and engineering at work.) Materials: Teknikio Sparking Sense kit 6" craft stick / tongue depressor 1"…

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