A MAKER SPACE IN THE CENTENARY LIBRARY IN 2015!
FEATURING A TINKERING TABLE FOR TESTING OUR ELECTRONICS SKILLS, AND A CRAFT TABLE FOR DESIGNING AND MAKING. WE PLAN TO MAKE AND BUILD SMALL AND USEFUL PROJECTS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.
Read the rules here
Who can come?
Years 7-8 students. Year 9 by request to Mrs Hunter.
When do we meet?
(12.30-1.30) in CB202,
or on the Centenary Library balcony.
We are taking up the challenge from Mechatronics Club!
Robot Tug-o-War in term 4.
Need more info? Email Mrs Hunter
We are members of SOLE, the School in the Cloud group. Hoping to talk to other kids about their activities along the way!
Mystery Skype in the Classroom - a Term 3 activity
Mrs Hunter's blog is here.
Follow what we have learned about Maker Spaces in the Library over the past year.
Lots of project ideas here!
The Wonder Workshop magazine May 2015 issue is here for activities for Dot 'n' Dash.
We have a small collection of books to get ideas and how-to's from on our Tinkering and Craft tables.
Read about us in the Dec-Jan 2015 Spine-Out magazine (Needs a BGS login)
Watch our latest video here
Term 3 Program
Week 1: July 16
Links for today
Doodler pen is repaired, Dash has been repaired.
Planning our activities for Open Day Aug 22.
The 3 main activities will be:
Robot group, Game/programming group, diorama animation group plus free play.
Week 2: July 23
Week 3: July 30
Week 4: August 6
Weel 5: August 13
Week 6: August 20
Week 7: August 27
Week 8: September 3
Week 9: September 10
Makey Makey kits, a few different robots to investigate, Squishy circuits to explore and extra small motors, buzzers, breadboards, LEDs wires to explore circuit principles.
We have one Lilypad kit, a Raspberry Pi kit and a Flora GPS kit.
The 4 GCDuino kits are useful to work out what you plan to make first. The Arduino Unis also drive our MiniBots
the bits and tools to create your project.
This term's craft theme will be creating fun environments for our robots. We will aim to build some electronics into each one.
And crafting things for our Wall hanging project.
We have expanded quickly!
While we all have favourite activities, the single lunchtime is too short to 'get serious' in dedicated projects. Sooo..
This term we will also offer roataion activities of:
Robot Challenge testing and getting ready
Open Day is 22 August
We are starting a slow motion/ animation project.
Building a diorama stage setting, complete with lighting! LEDs and circuits.
Creating the figures from Plasticine or your choice of material.
Telling a short story/ creating a scene that tells a story.
They will be judged, and on display at Open Day.
There will be a Term 2 competition Pizza lunch celebration soon.
SETTING UP FOR ARDUINO
Download the software here
3Doodler stencils to print
(link only. Printed stencils are in the box)
Together, our tags have travelled 63,000km so far!
More tags to come!