Scouts at the Makerspace!
Multiple partnership programs with the Scouts are launching this fall, starting with workshops on Cubmobiles! Every Thursday evening through October 24, teams of Scouts and adults will be using the makerspace wood shop to build or repair Cubmobiles in preparation for races on Nov. 2. Several further partnerships are in development--including pinewood derby, naturally.
STEAM Program Update
A quick and happy update on the STEAM Team programs for 4th and 5th graders: through work on conductive, interactive alebrijes, student participants are learning circuity and programming in conjunction with arts and life science. In preparation for the project, the students studied multiple animal species, then used their imaginations and paper mache to make whimsical chimeras: alebrijes. The students also designed the alebrijes to include circuitry and conductive touchpoints connected to computer programs via Makey Makey kits, so when the conductive areas are touched, the alebrijes might make noises, or their LED eyes might light up. It's amazing what kids can do!