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August 2020

Scrappy Circuits – Game Day

August 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT

Scrappy Games 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. This week Scrappy Circuits will share a water tag game and a Scrappy version of the game Washers. Get your core bricks ready - previous sessions can be seen here. WATCH LIVE on…

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Mario the Maker Magician LIVE!

August 21 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm PDT

Mario the Maker Magician is back with his weekly magic party - The Mario Show! Don't miss this week's edition of What if Kids Ruled the World and Mario's Make of the week. #TheMarioShow #MakerCamp #WIKRTW Mario is joined this week by the EXTRAORDINARILY talented and insightful @PeterLinzMuppet. Watch and comment LIVE on the Family Maker Camp Facebook page or watch on the Kids Make: Youtube channel. Learn more about Mario: https://www.mariothemagician.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mariothemagician Follow their adventures on YouTube! #itsafamilybusiness!

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Ping-Pong Machines with The Wonderful Idea Company

August 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT

Ping-Pong Machines Use everyday materials to create a cardboard and ping-pong ball machine on your door that sounds an alarm, turns on the lights or feeds your goldfish when someone enters the room. We'll start the explorations using physical materials, ramps and rollers and then add in the digital world of sounds, LEDs and motors controlled by a Micro:bit microcontroller. There's no limit to how far you can take this tinkering project. Materials: Analog ping-pong balls cardboard (from recycled boxes)…

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Scrappy Circuits – Next Steps

August 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT

Scrappy Circuits Connections and Next Steps 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. This week we talk about how to integrate scrappy circuits with various microcontrollers like your Micro:bit or a Makey Makey. Get your core bricks ready - previous sessions can…

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MakeFashion Edu: Spikes and Horns

August 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT

Become a Dinosaur with a Plastic Bag We all wanted to be a dinosaur at one point or another, I know I did! Now you can be a dinosaur any day you choose (and help the planet while doing it!). Learn how to upcycle used plastic bags and fashion it into a wearable spiky spine you can add on top of your clothing. Want more? Using a MOSFET and some bright LEDs, we will also show you how to make…

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Mario the Maker Magician LIVE!

August 28 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm PDT

Mario the Maker Magician is back with his weekly magic party - The Mario Show! Don't miss this week's edition of What if Kids Ruled the World and Mario's Make of the week. #TheMarioShow #MakerCamp #WIKRTW 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: https://www.mariothemagician.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mariothemagician Follow their adventures on YouTube! #itsafamilybusiness!

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Moon Makers – Balloon Science

August 31 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am PDT

Do science with a balloon / Haz ciencia con un globo It is time to discover that everywhere and with all things, we can do science! What better than with a balloon? Balloons are fun and will help us learn while experimenting with static energy. So we have prepared the funnest and most incredible experiments that we will do with all of you from home. Es hora de descubrir que en todas partes y con todas las cosas podemos hacer…

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October 2020

Glowing Disembodied Hand (with Programmable Options!)

October 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm PDT

Make a CPX Glowing Disembodied Hand with Kathy Ceceri (and MakeCode)! No 3D printer? No problem! Make a life-like disembodied hand with nothing but masking tape, then light it up with an inexpensive string of LEDs. You can even make it programmable with a BBC Micro:bit or Adafruit Circuit Playground Express and free, online MakeCode! Materials: masking tape card stock or other heavy paper disposable straw, tongue depressor, or stiff paper rolled up into a straw-shaped tube string of "fairy…

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Build a Dramatic Headpiece with Make Fashion Edu

October 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm PDT

Build a Dramatic Headpiece with Paper and Cardboard In this session, Carrie Leung and Twila Busby, MakeFashion Edu creators, will get you started on your exploration of paper and cardboard as a material to create dramatic and expressive headpieces. A headpiece can add to your existing costume or it can be the centerpiece of a visual expression. Either way, the head is a great canvas for a costume. First let’s think about: What’s important to you? What inspires you? What…

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Add Touch Activation to Any Wearable

October 21 @ 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm PDT

Add Touch Activation to Any Wearable We are going to show you how to build a “MOSFET” touch circuit, where we create a circuit of light that is turned on and off using the low conductivity of your body. Just touch two points, and it turns on or off! We will show you how to add these touch activation pads to a wearable. MOSFETs are important because they are the first step in controlling lights and motors with sensors and…

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Make Decorative Día De Los Muertos Calavera with Sandy Roberts

October 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm PDT

Make: Decorative Día De Los Muertos Calavera with Sandy Roberts! Learn the history, chemistry, and craft behind making sugar skulls --Calaveras -- a traditional part of the Mexican celebration of the Day of the Dead. Then we'll learn to make our own and decorate them. As an extra bonus, we'll make a light-up sugar skull card! Watch and make LIVE on the Family Maker Camp FB page or on the Make: Kids Youtube channel. Materials list: table sugar powdered sugar…

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The Mario Show

October 23 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm PDT

Mario the Maker Magician is back with The Mario Show! The Mario Show returns for two special Halloween shows for Maker Camp! Tune in LIVE for new interactive elements, Halloween crafts, giveaways, new “What If Kids Ruled the World” segments, and of course… spooky dance parties!!! Don't miss this special Halloween edition of What if Kids Ruled the World and Mario's Make of the week. #TheMarioShow #MakerCamp #WIKRTW #MakeTogether Watch and comment LIVE on the Family Maker Camp Facebook page…

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