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June 2020

Microsoft MakeCode Arcade Tutorial

June 30, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT

Join the Microsoft MakeCode Team as they take you through some easy 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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July 2020

Scrappy Circuits – Arcade of Bricks

July 1, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 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. During this session we will build off of the previous blocks and create three new bricks; the Baller, Game, and Hole-In-One Bricks. Watch and make LIVE on the Family Maker Camp FB page or on…

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Technicolor Flames with Sandy Roberts

July 2, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT

Ever wonder how fireworks get their color? We'll explore the chemistry behind colored flames as Sandy demonstrates. Then we'll learn how to use common hardware store supplies to make color-changing firestarters. Watch and make LIVE on the Family Maker Camp FB page or on the Make: Kids Youtube channel. Materials list: Paraffin wax or leftover candles dryer lint or wood shavings paper egg cartons (or paper muffin cups) a double boiler a stove or hot plate copper sulfide (sold as root…

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Mario the Magician LIVE with Special Guest Magician Xavior Spade!

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

Mario the Maker Magician is back with his weekly magic party! This Friday, Mario is joined by special guest magician Xavior Spade! 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 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! Check out Xavior Spade on Facebook and Youtube.

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Typewriter Stories with Dr. Sparks and Cecilia Olivera-Hillway!

July 6, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm 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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Chatty Light Up Face Mask with Kathy Ceceri

July 7, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT

Make your face mask stand out in a crowd! Join maker-educator-author Kathy Ceceri to level up a simple face mask with a pouch (could be hand sewn), with an Adafruit Circuit Playground Express inside. Then programming it with MakeCode to approximate a mouth moving with lights as you speak. Mask Materials: 8”x16” piece of fabric needle and thread (or sewing machine) iron (helpful, not required) two (2) cords, 30 inches long (strips of t-shirt pulled tight work well) See the…

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Scrappy Circuits LIVE! – Light Up Superhero Beacon

July 8, 2020 @ 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. 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…

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Light Up Sunglasses with Sandy Roberts

July 9, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT

I wear my sunglasses at night. Make the coolest shades on the block with some simple supplies. Whether you're looking for a quick hack, an artistic adventure, or an electrical engineering masterpiece, we've got you covered. Watch and make LIVE on the Family Maker Camp FB page or on the Make: Kids Youtube channel. Materials list: Some cheap sunglasses thin glow sticks (the kind used for bracelets) cable ties/zip ties diagonal cutters wire cutters, or scissors sandpaper or nail file…

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Rocket Maker Series by Moon Makers

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

Duran te esta serie, los chicos se convertiran en ingenieros y cientfficos de cohetes de la NASA usaran estos cohetes para lanzar satelites, misiones de tripulacion y carga, o suminiestros a la ISS. Un vehiculo para que los chicos tengan una nueva era de exploracion en el espacio pro fundo. Crearan un cohete a propulsion, un sistema de lanzamiento espacial, y programaran un Makey Robot que esta perdido en el espacio inexplorado que necesita construir su nave y evitar asteroides…

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Mario the Magician LIVE

July 10, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm PDT

Mario the Maker Magician is back with his weekly magic party! In this week’s show, Mario invites special guest Pedro Capó, three-time Latin Grammy winning musician, singer, and songwriter. Also in this week’s show is the latest edition of “What If Kids Ruled The World” featuring young correspondents Naya, Moloaa, Arlo, and Nishant. We have a magical performance from a young magician named Emerson, a DIY art project from performer and artist David Rangel! Tune in for all this plus…

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Saturday Morning Making at Anything Place

July 11, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am PDT

Dr. Sparks, The Buzz, CodeJoy, and on demand clay creature creations with Dave English! Four programs plus in between shows, Dave English will build the clay creatures that YOU come up with. Martian Explorations with Dr. Sparks - 8am Pacific / 11am Eastern The Buzz with Adam & Harv - 8:45am Pacific / 11:45am Eastern CodeJoy Presents Robot Memories! - 9:45am Pacific/ 12:45pm Eastern Typewriter Stories with Dr. Sparks and Cecilia Olivera-Hillway! - 10:30am Pacific / 1:30pm Eastern Martian ExplorationsA…

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LightLogo in Action with Magellan International School

July 14, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT

Make awesome patterns of light with just a few lines of code! Join us live from the i.lab for Design + Making at the Magellan International School where we'll be tinkering around with LightLogo, a text-based programming language that encourages open-ended play and experimentation. This is the perfect first project for anyone who's interested in art, coding, electronics, and microcontrollers. Watch the live video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhZIv7OdxD8 <!--Watch and make LIVE on the Family Maker Camp FB page or on the…

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