Maker Camp Fun

Georgetown Library

Maker Camp Fun

We are doing Maker Camp in the Georgetown Teen and Children's spaces!  We have just completed our second week of Maker Camp, but still have four to go!  If you are interested in coming to Maker Camp it is on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1-3, for children and teens ages 8-15 in the Georgetown Children's Room.  There is no registration necessary so just come on by and join the fun when you can!  If you would like to follow what we are doing everyday in Maker Camp take a look at our Google + page and put us in your circles.

Week One: Motion 
During Motion week we made book dominos through the Children's Room and constructed  rubber band and balloon cars.  We discovered that it is difficult to create long book dominos without a book spontaneously falling over and setting off the domino.  The cars were challenging, especially finding wheels that had just the right amount of friction, but eventually we had a balloon car go almost 15 feet!
Book Dominoballoon car

Week Two: Art and Design
During Art and Design week we designed awesome t-shirts. I particularly like this one with the Makerbot one the back!  On day two we learned about electrical circuits and used pipe cleaners, LED lights and batteries to create animals with light up eyes.  Day three was great, we continued our study of electricity and made pop-ups and books with LED lights in them.  For more pictures and videos of our creations visit the Google + page.
makerbot shirtpop-up fish

We will be starting week three of Maker Camp next Tuesday, at 1 p.m.  The theme for the week is: Fun and Games, and I look forward to making our own Operation game among other fun projects!