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Maker Monday #8

Smartphone Projector  http://makezine.com/projects/make-36-boards/5-smartphone-projector/ With a few simple upcycled items, make your own projector for a smartphone.

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Maker Monday #7

Cayley Glider  http://makezine.com/projects/make-37/cayley-glider/ Try to make your own glider in this project. 

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Maker Monday #6

Making a Mini-Maker Space for Mini-Makers  http://makezine.com/2014/01/04/how-to-make-a-mini-maker-space-for-mini-makers/ http://www.scholastic.com/parents/blogs/scholastic-parents-learning-toolkit/creating-mini-maker-space?cid=PAR/smd/20140101/facebook/ltblogcreateminimakerspace//PAR/content/12pm  If a 4-Her is interested in being a “maker”, they are likely interested in a work space to make their things. Some of the greatest innovators of our time starting by tinkering in their Dad’s garage. Steve Jobs started Apple in his dad’s garage! Here are some […]

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Maker Monday #5

DIY Printing Press from a Modified Milk Crate  http://makezine.com/2014/01/10/diy-printing-press-from-a-modified-milk-crate/   Gutenberg made the first printing press which changed the literacy of the mass populous forever. Finally written documents could be mass produced for more than just the very elite. Check out this Printing Press made from a Milk Crate.   

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Maker Monday #4

Getting Started with Arduino – Maker Style  http://makezine.com/2014/01/06/getting-started-with-arduino-the-maker-faire-edition/  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFzO5Orb7Wc What is Arduino? Arduino is an open-source electronic prototyping platform allowing youth to create interactive electronic objects. What does that mean? Ardunio is a microcontroller that is super awesome. It is a simple micro-controller board that uses open source development to make computers that program creative, […]

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Maker Monday #3

Aerospace- Make Your Own Balsa Wood Flyer  http://makezine.com/projects/make-31/folding-wing-glider-rockets-up-glides-down/   If you are interested in more information about Aerospace, Rockets, Flying and Airplanes, the Wings Over the Rockies’ W.A.S.P. (Wings Aerospace Science Program) trainings might be of interest to you! http://www.wingsmuseum.org/educate/wings-aerospace-science-program-wasp.  Look for a location near you in 2014. February  22 – Denver, Wings Over the […]

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Maker Monday #2

Rainy Pots  http://www.red-dot.sg/en/online-exhibition/concept/?code=879&y=2013&c=8&a=0   Indoor plants need special pampering, especially when it concerns watering. Here is more information about watering indoor plants from Colorado Master Gardeners.  http://www.coopext.colostate.edu/4dmg/Plants/guidline.htm

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Maker Monday #1

Geometric Bubbles with a Cube of Cotton Swabs  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bN0oeSJypq4&feature=youtu.be Geometric shapes are an important concept in elementary mathematics. Here is a list of names for a number of geometric shapes: http://www.wyzant.com/resources/lessons/math/elementary_math/shapes  Here is an activity for younger audiences to sort shapes: http://www.mathsisfun.com/activity/shapes-sorting.html

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