MakerSpace Events: 2015-2016

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9/8 Maker Tuesday: Build Your Own Drone with Martin Schram!

Join us Tuesday from 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. in the MHS Library Makerspace for special guest speaker, senior, Martin Schram. Martin will be bringing in the drone he built from scratch and helping us put together a design and a shopping list for making our own. All are welcome--no experience necessary, just curiosity!

Interested in the drone revolution? Read more here: https://storify.com/bookwarrior/drones-and-quadcopters

9/15 Maker Tuesday: 3D Print Yourself?!

Join us Tuesday, September 15, in the library from 3-4 p.m. for an exciting Maker Tuesday, wherein we attempt to 3D print ourselves! We will have one Kinect available (thanks, Ethan Kennedy), but if you'd like to bring in yours, the more the merrier. No experience necessary to participate--just an interest!

Want to learn more? Check out the videos below or see Mrs. Colpi (ecolpi@mariemontschools.org) in the library for details.

Special thanks to Chase Williams for the idea for this Maker Tuesday. Got an idea for Maker Tuesday? We want to hear about--contact Mrs. Colpi to share it!

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3D Scanning At Home! (Using an xbox Kinect)

Duration: (3:55)
User: Hoffman Engineering - Added: 9/14/14

YouTube URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cKb3oEM47E


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DIY Action Figures with 3D printing!

Duration: (8:01)
User: samandniko - Added: 10/13/14

YouTube URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yh3MSIEsh2w


9/22 Maker Tuesday: 3D Print Yourself!?!...continued

Join us Tuesday, September 22, in the library from 3-4 p.m. for an exciting Maker Tuesday, wherein we attempt to 3D print ourselves...again! We had some technical difficulties last week, but we're trying again with grit and determination and extra computer parts, and this time we shall prevail! We will have one Kinect available (thanks, Ethan Kennedy), but if you'd like to bring in yours, the more the merrier. No experience necessary to participate--just an interest!

Want to learn more? Check out the videos below or see Mrs. Colpi (ecolpi@mariemontschools.org) in the library for details.

Special thanks to Chase Williams for the idea for this Maker Tuesday. Got an idea for Maker Tuesday? We want to hear about--contact Mrs. Colpi to share it!

Watch Video

3D Scanning At Home! (Using an xbox Kinect)

Duration: (3:55)
User: Hoffman Engineering - Added: 9/14/14

YouTube URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cKb3oEM47E


Watch Video

DIY Action Figures with 3D printing!

Duration: (8:01)
User: samandniko - Added: 10/13/14

YouTube URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yh3MSIEsh2w


9/25 Maker Tuesday: DIY Homecoming Shoes!

Still need shoes for Homecoming but don't want to spend a fortune? Wish your shoes were a little more special, a little more "you"? This Tuesday, bring in an old pair shoes (flats, sneakers, heels, loafers--whatever you've got to work with) and learn how to use decoupage to transform the most rachet shoes in your closet into something fleek. We'll have a variety of fabrics, paints, printed paper, and glitter to work with, but if you have something specific in mind, bring that along too. Supplies and tutorials will be available all week in the Library MakerSpace so stop in and give your shoes a makeover!

Need some inspiration? Check out our Pinterest board: https://www.pinterest.com/bookwarrior/decoupaged-shoes/

10/13 Maker Tuesday: Puzzle Design with Legos and 3D Printers

Love Legos? Love puzzles? Join us after school Tuesday in the MHS Library MakerSpace for the Lego puzzle challenge! Participants will design a puzzle using Legos, then, using the app Blokify, we will learn to render the Lego designs as 3D images. We'll print the images on our 3D printer, creating custom 3D puzzles! No supplies or previous experience required to participate.

10/20 Maker Tuesday: Steampunk Pumpkin Decorating Subject Launch Color Palette Black

Steampunk is one the hottest genres in literature, television, and movies today, inspiring authors, artists, and cosplayers to new heights of creativity. This Tuesday come stretch your creativity and decorate a steampunked pumpkin for Halloween! We'll provide the pumpkins and art supplies, you supply the imagination! Want to learn more about the steampunk genre? Check out our steampunk book display in the library or one of these videos below:

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Steampunk: What is it?

Duration: (2:05)
User: dastretgrils - Added: 5/2/13

YouTube URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2MbR2IF_KI


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Steampunk: A Genre for the Past, Present and Future

Duration: (2:09)
User: blanphere - Added: 3/15/11

YouTube URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqdWq8g6R7g


Need inspiration? Check out these amazing steampunk-ins!

https://www.pinterest.com/bookwarrior/steampunk-pumpkins/


Follow Mrs. Colpi's board Steampunk Pumpkins on Pinterest.

10/27 Maker Tuesday: Halloween Costume Workshop

Are you struggling with your DIY Halloween costume? We can help! Come to the October 27th Maker Tuesday event from 3-4:15 p.m. for technical and creative support. Bring what you've got so far--we'll have sewing machines, glue guns, and other supplies to solve your costume dilemmas. Contact Mrs. Colpi (ecolpi@mariemontschools.org) for details.

11/3 Maker Tuesday: 3D Design with Mr. Valentine!

Join us Tuesday, November 3, for a special Maker Tuesday with Mr. Valentine. Come learn about 3-D modeling software and get software your questions answered! No experience necessary.

11/9 Maker Tuesday: Google Doodle Contest

The annual Google Doodle contest is here, and we're going for it! Join us Tuesday after school from 3-4 to to brainstorm, collaborate, and begin work on Google Doodles based on this year's theme, "What Makes Me, Me." You can use any art form that speaks to you, traditional or digital, and we'll provide a variety of examples, art supplies, and software to get you started. Entries must be uploaded online by December 7th, and the national winner receives:

  • A $30,000 college scholarship
  • A $50,000 Google for Education grant for his or her school
  • A trip to the Google Headquarters in California to meet the Google Doodlers, and the opportunity to nominate a teacher to come on the trip
  • A Chromebook
  • An Android tablet
  • A t-shirt printed with his or her doodle on it

Check out these videos and examples of Google Doodles for inspiration:

Doodles Archive

Examples of this year's theme

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Doodle 4 Google - Imagine

Duration: (3:17)
User: googledoodles - Added: 10/19/15

YouTube URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xfrdrkDZkA



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Doodle 4 Google: Doodle team shares their advice for young artists

Duration: (1:36)
User: Google - Added: 3/9/12

YouTube URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0d0VDOoD7k

11/17 Maker Tuesday: Make Book Art

Looking for an inexpensive Christmas present for a parent or grandparent? Join us for this week’s Maker Tuesday and learn to create book art! Anyone can take old books and turn them into beautiful wreathes, sculptures, coasters, ornaments--the sky's the limit! Just bring your imagination from 3-4:15 in the library--we'll provide the rest. This project will continue all week in the MakerSpace, so if you can't come Tuesday, stop in any time to try it out.

Need some inspiration? Check out this Pinterest Board!

https://www.pinterest.com/bookwarrior/book-art/


Follow Mrs. Colpi's board Book Art on Pinterest.

12/1 Maker Tuesday: Origami Peace Crane Project

As we enter the holiday season, we give thanks for all we have and celebrate with our loved ones, but this year the news is full of heartbreaking tales of families torn apart by war, forced to flee their homes for safety. At this week's Maker Tuesday, we will work for peace and hope and greater awareness by starting an Origami Peace Crane Project.

According to Japanese legend, if you fold 1,000 origami cranes, you will be granted a wish. In 1955, 12-year Sadako Sasaki's father told her this story as she was dying of leukemia caused by the radiation from the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima. Before she died, she and her classmates folded 1,644 cranes, and her story of strength and hope has inspired people around the world. Today, students around the world participate in Peace Crane Projects like Sadako.

Join us Tuesday as we begin the challenge of making 1,000 origami cranes to hang in the library and discuss ways young adults can best help other young people in war-torn countries.

Hour of Code Challenge! Monday 12/7-Friday 12/11

This week is the Hour of Code Challenge, a worldwide event that invites everyone--from the complete newbie to the advanced coding star--to try computer coding and to learn something new through interactive online tutorials.

The MHS Library is hosting a support group all week during both lunches and after school for those who want to participate. We'll chart your progress in the library--for every hour of code you complete you’ll earn another entry in a gift card raffle. There will also be a gift card award for the most improved coder at the end of the week, and everyone’s coding contributions will be highlighted on the school website. Questions? Contact Neil Findley or Mrs. Colpi.

We'll kick off the event at today after school from 2-3 p.m. Check out the different types of coding tutorials at http://code.org/learn. Still need convincing? Get inspired!


Watch Video

The Hour of Code is here

Duration: (2:23)
User: Code.org - Added: 12/9/13

YouTube URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FC5FbmsH4fw


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What Most Schools Don't Teach

Duration: (5:44)
User: codeorg - Added: 2/26/13

YouTube URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKIu9yen5nc