Learn to solder by making your very own blinking LED rocket ship pin, for free, to wear proudly. RadioShack will also host a Fix It Here Station to repair broken devices and Weekend Project instruction cards.
What if your playground grew up with you? Pop up Playground is a portable, modular playground system designed for life-long use. Parts are easily reconfigured to provide unique challenges, whether you're 5 years old or 50.
Create costumes out of unexpected materials - paper, plastic, coffee filters, and more. Turn flat materials into 3D works of art. Design on our mannequins, on your friend, or on yourself. What would you want to wear?
We're in the midst of a revolution in family history. Thanks to the Internet and DNA, we can now make family trees with MILLIONS of people. This is the ultimate social network. My tree has 78 million people on it, including everyone from Abe Lincoln to Gwyneth Paltrow. With all these relatives, I will be holding the Global Family Reunion in June of 2015 right here at the NYSCI.
A massive barrier to the Maker ethos in education is the predominance of weak, limited, static, mechanical, high-stakes standardized testing. Machine-gradable multiple choice tests are a 19th century technology embedded with an outdated fixed mindset about achievement and, worse, aptitude. I'll give a quick tour of emerging alternatives, including games-as-tests, performance assessments, and measures of social and emotional learning, and we'll talk about what WE can do to make this future a reality.n
Let's try Japanese traditional craft-making with Bengala eco-dyeing, it's just like playing with mud! Bengala is an earth-based textile dye made from soil, uses very little water, and is environmentally safe and fun to use.
In this talk, Carla Diana will share research, inspiration and design work from LEO the Maker Prince, the world's first 3D printing book for kids, which comes with a number of carefully designed objects that readers can download and 3D print for free. Carla will share the process and motivations behind the project, discussing physical-digital design techniques as well as what happens when you unleash new visions out into the world and allow people to download and remix them at will.
KIBO is a robot kit for children 4-7 years old for learning programming and engineering integrated with the arts. Children build their own robot, program it with wooden blocks, and decorate it. No screens of any type needed,