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May 2020

The Martian Explorations with Doctor Sparks

May 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm PDT

A live-streaming role-playing game for kids aged 6-11 with riddles, mysteries, and problem solving. In this episode of The Martian Explorations, three kids play the roles of Martian Squirrel, Martian Mouse, and Martian Mole as they set out to make the red planet a better place. It’s a live-streamed role-playing game with an emphasis on nonviolence solutions, riddles, problem solving, and empathy. The game is led by nationally touring storyteller and children’s educator Doctor Sparks, and the choices of the…

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Maker Parent Happy (1/2) Hour: Meet our Vol. 73 Creators!

May 20 @ 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm PDT

On this week's Maker Parent Happy (1/2) Hour, Executive Editor of Make: Magazine Mike Senese talks with a few of the awesome creators featured in Vol. 73. Panel: Adnan Aga was born and raised in Dubai. Creates fun and interactive experiences for people to use is his passion like the 20 second song-playing soap dispenser featured in Vol. 73. Currently at Deeplocal, he spends a majority of his free-time bouldering, performing improv and working on funky side projects like faking…

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Intro to Robotics with Canon Reeves of MORE Technologies

May 27 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am PDT

Join Canon to learn about robots! Robots are all around us, wouldn't it be fun to be able to build your own? In this Livestream we will discuss what a robot is, what basic components are in every robot, and how you can make your own robot. WATCH and comment LIVE on the Family Maker Camp Facebook page or on the Make: Youtube channel. Canon Reeves is a maker, roboticist, and entrepreneur. He first starting building robots when he was 14…

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The Martian Explorations with Doctor Sparks

May 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm PDT

A live-streaming role-playing game for kids aged 6-11 with riddles, mysteries, and problem solving. In this episode of The Martian Explorations, three kids play the roles of Martian Squirrel, Martian Mouse, and Martian Mole as they set out on an adventure to make the red planet a better place. It’s a live-streamed role-playing game with an emphasis on nonviolence solutions, riddles, problem solving, and empathy. The game is led by nationally touring storyteller and children’s educator Doctor Sparks, and the…

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Maker Parent Happy (1/2) Hour: Tinkering!

May 27 @ 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm PDT

On this week's Maker Parent Happy (1/2) Hour Dale Dougherty talks with Gever Tulley of Tinkering School about maker education, how to motivate people to experiment and fail and try again, and how to communicate the maker mindset and have fun doing it. Dale Dougherty Dale first developed and launched Make:magazine in 2005, and Maker Faire in 2006, while at O’Reilly Media where he had worked since 1984 as an editor of computing books. Dale’s vision and mission continue to…

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Make a Kaleidocycle with Ryan Bell

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

Join Ryan Bell to learn how to make a Kaleidocycle, a kinetic paper sculpture that you can flex and rotate to show new drawings, patterns or stories. Learn how to assemble your first kaleidocycle during our workshop & decorate it with a simple pattern. See different ways of making and decorating your next kaleidocycle as well as other kinetic paper sculptures you can make. MATERIALS: Kaleidocycle template Coloring utensils Scissors Tape Watch the Video Premier and comment LIVE on the…

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Stupid Robot Desktop Fighting System

May 28 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm PDT

Stupid Robot Fighting League was originally inspired by a child's instinct to poke things with a stick, but it is a bit more flash than that. Created by John Espin in Te Puke, New Zealand, it  began its life around October 2016. It's been featured on: ESPN, Right This Minute, Itte Q (Japan), 6 Local TV appearances, and twice at Maker Faire Wellington.  How it works: There are two fighters. They will operate the Stupid Robots. Between them is a…

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Seed Ball Making with Shawna Begay

May 29 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am PDT

Join Shawna Begay from Navajo Technical University in Crownpoint, New Mexico to make seed balls!  Shawna says:  "On the Navajo Nation we have a huge problem with overgrazing. We’re teaching kids how to replant native vegetation in a fun and easy way. People think replanting is hard work — we’re making it easy. I tell kids to just throw these seed balls out the window!" Materials list: clay potting soil or compost water seeds (of your choice, native plant recommended)…

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Mario the Maker Magician LIVE with The Pretty Amazing Jono

May 29 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm PDT

Mario the Maker Magician  is back with his weekly magic party, with a special guest appearance by The Pretty Amazing Jono from all the way in Australia! For this week’s DIY magic lesson, Mario will teach you how to be a mindreader! Materials:  scissors brown lunch paper clear sandwich bag tape Tune in for all this plus a dance party - get your silly song topics ready!! Watch and comment LIVE on the Family Maker Camp Facebook page or Make: YouTube Learn…

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Typewriter Stories with Doctor Sparks and Cecilia Olivera-Hillway

May 30 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am PDT

Let's use a mechanical typewriter to come up with a story together! Doctor Sparks has been writing stories for people on his typewriter for six years. He wants to write your story next! Give him a prompt, he'll ask you questions, and together you'll figure out how the story is goes. The stories are illustrated by Cecilia Olivera-Hillway, and you'll receive the typewritten story in the mail when it's done. Register HERE in advance to be part of the story…

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CodeJoy Presents: Breathe a bit with micro:bit

May 30 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am PDT

Join Kelsey Derringer to learn the basics of coding micro:bits! Kiki the robot is having a rough day. You can tell by her quick, nervous breathing. She can use some support from her friends at Family Maker Camp. Practice coding basics, watch your code come to life on our in-studio robot, and help a friend in need.   Students can code their own micro:bits if they have them or use the simulator on the MakeCode website if they don’t. We’ll be…

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The Buzz with Adam & Harv

May 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT

Have you heard The Buzz? Join Adam Lazarus, bug expert and enthusiast, and Harv the animated stick bug to learn to draw bugs! Blending some of the latest concepts in TV entertainment and DIY research, The Buzz is a science show where you are part of the cast. Each week, we explore current trends across the STEM fields and work together on at-home experiments, all within the story and plot of every episode. Hosted by teacher Adam Lazarus and animated…

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