Posts with «kids & family» label

7 Cool Maker Camp Projects You Might Have Missed

If you didn't participate in our fall program for Maker Camp After School, don't worry! Here's a recap of the coolest stuff we made this season.

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This Second-Grader Built an Arduino-Embedded Pinewood Derby Car

Makers come in many different forms, nationalities, and ages. The same can be said about the many projects that those Makers design and build, which range from robotics to automated homes and everything in between. One of the more interesting projects I came across at the Westport Maker Faire was from a young […]

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New Project: How to Build a Mission Control Desk

A kid's homework table lifts up to reveal a NASA-inspired mission control center. Follow along for help in building your own.

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PieceMaker Factory: A Glimpse Into The Future of Toys?

Late Friday night I saw what may be the future of toys, or at least something completely unique at my local Toys'R'Us.

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How To Make A Silly String Candy Trap For Halloween

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays for one reason. Candy! However by the end of the night, the neighborhood kids have usually picked over my candy bucket. This year I’m going to change that! To keep kids away, I’m going use an Arduino to detect when someone has their […]

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Flora-Powered TARDIS Dog Costume

How To: Doctor Who TARDIS costume for dogs complete with TARDIS sounds and lights

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Making on Vacation with littleBits

My idea of an ideal vacation includes time with my family – exploring and learning about some new part of the world, with a little time to play with new Maker toys. Last year, I took our Fireball HD pinball electronics to the beach along with a bunch of new connectors. […]

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DIY “Google Glass”

13 year old Clay Haight made his own wearable smart glasses, inspired by Google Glass and the pages of Make: magazine.

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The Open-Source Smartwatch Built by a Teenager

John Wall, 16, built a smart watch instead of taking driver's ed.

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Making Fun: Kid’s Room Spacecraft

I built a spaceship for my four-year-old's room. It has a control panel full of interesting displays and whiz-bang space sounds. A joystick controls lights and sounds for the engine and thrusters. The payload bay has a motorized hatch and and contains a robot arm for deploying payloads like toy satellites. Headsets provide an audio link between the spacecraft and the Mission Control desk in the other son's room.

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