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A maker club for Years 7-8. We meet in the Centenary Library.

The LunchboxClub

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.

About our Club

Read the rules here

Who can come? 
Years 7-8 students. Year 9 by request to Mrs Hunter.

When do we meet? 
Thursday lunchtimes 

(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.

Robot Tug 0 War rules

More Information about our activities

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.

SOME READING

Lots of project ideas here!

We subscribe to Make: magazine. Read the latest editions here

Paper Craft magazines:
Paper Art 2014 and 
Paper Holiday 2014

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.

Program of activities: Term 2

Read about us in the Dec-Jan 2015 Spine-Out magazine (Needs a BGS login)

Watch our latest video here

Find us on Team App

 

Term 1 Program summary

Term 2 Program summary

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.
This term?
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

 

ON OUR TINKERING TABLE WE HAVE:

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

ON OUR CRAFT TABLE, WE HAVE:

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.

EXTENSION LB CLUB ACTIVITY GROUPS: Tuesday lunchtime CB202

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:

Stop Motion Animation

Robot Challenge testing and getting ready

Basic programming and coding

Excursions and Competitions

 

TERM 3 COMPETITION:

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. 
Date TBA

Links and tutorials

SETTING UP FOR ARDUINO
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Download the software here

Download the Arduino drivers to use with our kits

MORE ARDUINO TUTORIALS TO VIEW

Arduino: Getting Started

Arduino tutorials

3-DOODLER PEN

Features and what it can do

3Doodler stencils to print 
(link only. Printed stencils are in the box)

Tips n Tricks

Geocaching and GPS

GEOCACHING?
WE ARE THE LUNCHBOXCLUBBERS!

Follow our Geocaching activities here.

Track our Wandering Wombat tag, 
Wombat Far from Home tag,
Optical Illusion coin and Maker Coin here

The Aussie Tag (Koala) and Aussie Green Turtle should get going these holidays. 

Together, our tags have travelled 63,000km so far!
More tags to come!

Don't forget!

Lunchtimes Thursday (and extension Tuesday) weekly in the Centenary Library!