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July 2020

Brown Dog Gadgets – Dark Detecting Transistor Circuit

July 29, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT

Dark Detecting Transistor Circuit Found often in solar garden lights that only turn on when it gets dark, this circuit is surprisingly simple. Follow along gto make one yourself. Materials Needed: 1/4" Maker Tape 2N3904 NPN Transistor 1000 Ohm Resistor Light Dependent Resistor CR2032 Battery Jumbo 10mm Diffused LED Printable Template Scissors Written instructions for this project can be found here. WATCH LIVE on the Family Maker Camp Facebook page or on the Kids Make: Youtube channel. Brown Dog Gadgets…

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Scrappy Circuits – Connector and Tester Bricks

July 30, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT

Connector and Two Clip Testers Bricks 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 will be making the Connector Brick. The connector brick helps you to connect components to your scrappy circuits. Get your core bricks ready - previous sessions…

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Microsoft MakeCode Arcade

July 31, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT

Join the Microsoft MakeCode Team as they take you through tutorials and projects you can do at home! Watch and make LIVE on the Family Maker Camp FB page or on the Make: Kids Youtube channel. Learn more about MakeCode at makecode.com and on twitter/makecode.

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The Mario Show LIVE!

July 31, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm PDT

Mario the Maker Magician is back with his weekly magic party! Mario is joined this week with special guest Justin Willman the creator and star of Magic for Humans on Netflix!! Don't miss this week's edition of What if Kids Ruled the World and Mario's Make of the week. #TheMarioShow #makercamp #WIKRTW 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…

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August 2020

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

August 4, 2020 @ 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 Watch the live video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjSAzEPvto8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNnGEkKE6Yk <!--Watch…

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Build with the Make: Origami Paper Circuits Kit

August 5, 2020 @ 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- Scrappy Power Sources

August 6, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT

Alternative Power Bricks The main power source of Scrappy Circuits is the 3V battery. In this session we will show three alternative power source. Voltaic Pile Piezoelectric Power Servo Motor These alternatives are not better, in fact they are worse. They will only give you small bursts of varying amounts of electricity. They are included because they are cooler. It is an awesome feeling to root through your house and then make electricity from the items you find. They are…

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Make a Blinking Bow-Tie with TechnoChic

August 7, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm PDT

Mario the Maker Magician is back with his weekly magic party - The Mario Show! Mario is joined this week with special guest Johnny Lee Miller!! Don't miss this week's edition of What if Kids Ruled the World and Mario's Make of the week. #TheMarioShow #MakerCamp #WIKRTW 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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Brown Dog Gadgets – Build Solar Bugs

August 12, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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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Scrappy Circuits – Scrappy Speakers

August 13, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm PDT

Scrappy Speakers Take apart a tea light. Get your Connector Brick and some old head phones ready. Queue up your favorite song and listen together. WATCH LIVE on the Family Maker Camp Facebook page or on the Kids Make: Youtube channel. Materials lists: 2 tea lights old head phones magnet wire connector brick binder clips screw driver sand paper Previous Scrappy Circuit sessions can be seen here. The teaching and learning of invention literacy is often locked behind many pre-requisite…

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