So today I was thinking about this really great episode of Dexter’s Laboratory where his sister Dee Dee would take anything of his that didn’t have his name on it. Dexter came up with a creative solution that made me want to be okay with punching my belongings. Our 3D printer ran out of filament, so this project will have to take the back burner for about a week. Stay tuned for more 3D printing and waffle fun!
My name is Matt Young and I’m a junior studying Environmental Engineering at The Ohio State University, also working to obtain a minor in International Studies with a focus on Development Studies. I am interested in a career focused on international sustainability, specifically in developing countries, and environment restoration. I really think that 3D Printing and laser cutting will change the world. In my free time I enjoy reading and listening to music. Recent books I have enjoyed are Outliers by Malcom Gladwell, The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkein, and Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer. The music I enjoy listening to is bands like the Beatles, the Who, Billy Joel, Bob Dylan, and Neil Young.
Hi there everyone, I’m Megan. I have been an explainer here at NYSCI for the last 2.5 years, and I’m really excited to try something different as a Maker Corps Member! I am looking forward to collaborating with our fellow makers here so we may all teach one another how to improve ourselves.
I don’t have any major professional accomplishments that I could talk about, but I know that statement will change once I complete this summer program with the Maker Education Initiative. Usually at work, I engage the museum’s visitors in hands-on learning using its exhibits or whichever learning tools are nearby. This time around, the learning medium is making, which is another really great way to spark some curiosity in a willing mind.
I spend a lot of my personal time online, browsing and gathering DIY projects to try during my free time. So far, I have some basic experience with papercrafts, drawing, photography, woodworking, and crocheting.
During my time as an MCM, I would like to explore coding/programming, jewelry-making, cosplay, prop-making, sewing, and other various needlecrafts… or whatever else I can get my hands on. I would also really like to work on my documentation skills, so if you want, I am giving you all permission to go to my personal blog and prod me about what I’m working on so far.
Also, here’s a link to my “make” tag, so you can see some of the other things I would like to make some time in the future.
Did you know that with nothing but a laser pointer and pair of pliers, you could make an incredible microscope out of your smart phone?!
As a part of Bug Day, this coming Saturday June 28th, the Maker Space will be running workshops from 12pm - 4pm outside on how to hack laser pointers into Smart Phone Microscopes. The photos taken about are just some examples, and we havent even started to explore all the cool videos you can make. To learn more about the hack check out this Instructables page and explore your world magnified 100x!
In honor of our month of woodworking and box making we would like to share this hysterical video about wood shop safety.
Pro Tip: There is only more day to take this class, Sunday June 29th! Stop by for the 1:30pm or the 3:30pm class to make your own sturdy wooden treasure chest.
Whats better than a super sturdy wood box with hinges that you made yourself? A super sturdy hinged box with a funny animal face on it!
Whats even cooler is that those faces are not just decoration, they are actually peg locks that keep the boxes closed. To open it you gotta pull the Bear, Duck, or Penguins nose/beak!
Dig this cool woodworking project? Then stop by today, Sunday June 22nd or next Sunday June 29th for our last two days teaching this awesome class, and make your own.
Have you built one already? If you had decorated, modified, or added to the design send us a photo!
The Make It At Home Challenge is almost closed!
Deadline is the end of the month!
At the end of the month we will start our selection process and choose the top three entries from the Make It At Home Challenge. If you have submitted a photo and/or video you will hear back from us the first week of July about your prizes!
If you took our Luminescent Night Light class but havent submitted your entry yet, its not too late! You have just over 1 week to whip something up! So Makers, start your
engines glue guns and start creating!
We got our first video submission for the Make It At Home Challenge! Sent to us by Alessandro, he says his enclosure is “made out of a recycled lollipop plastic container and recycled plastic spoons. All stuck together with hot glue.”
Here are some photos of it with the lights on.
Great work Alessandro!!!
We got this excellent submission to our Make It At Home Challenge from Kandance using card stock and tissue paper. Well done!
Keep those submissions coming! We will announce the winners of the Challenge on the last day of June so keep makin’ and be sure to send us a photo or video before June 30th!
Two great submissions to our Make It At Home Challenge from Truck showing off some different hot glue sculptures he made for his Luminescent Night Light. On that note, this coming Saturday May 31st is our LAST weekend teaching this workshop. If you ever wanted to learn how to solder or get into electronics, make sure you stop by before the month is over!
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