Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Global Village Construction Set

"The Global Village Construction Set is like a life-size Lego set in which motors, parts, and power units can interchange." 

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Maker Faire 2011

"At Maker Faire, there are no winners or losers—anything that's cool is fair game." 
~Michelle Hlubinka

Congratulations to all who exhibited at the Maker Faire. Young Makers groups came from all around the Bay Area and Central Valley, as seen on the map below.
Here are just a few of the projects from the Young Makers table:
Casey Duckering's Follow Me Car
The Soccer Trio's Lighting-Up Soccer Ball
Nathaniel Cooney's The Beast
Fire Jam
Read more about Fire Jam here.
Destination Investigation's ANFO flying machine
the flying machine in action
Plastic Chandelier by Lynette Johnson, Claudia Raya & Flor Zepeda
marysville makers' Airsoft ATV 
Nick Martin's working Model Police Vehicle
Sebastian and Leo talk about their xBox 360 mod
Sam DeRose shows his finished Metroid costume
Carver Simmons's Midi Light/Percussion Controller
going for a ride in John, Griffen, Koii, Zach, Braiden & Perry's cart
Please be sure and look at the full list of Young Makers projects (with descriptions) here.

And don't miss Michelle Hlubinka's article on Young Makers as an educational model, quoted at the top of this post, here.