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Family Maker Camp

May 2020

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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June 2020

Intro to CAD using Onshape with Canon Reeves of MORE Technologies

June 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT

Join Canon to learn how to design 3D printable parts for robots using CAD. In this live stream, we will discuss the basics of CAD using Onshape and walk through the design of a 3D printable phone mount. 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 and hasn't stopped since. He has a passion for…

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