Maker Carl F. created a Slayer Exciter using copper wire, a a 2n2222a transistor, a 22kOhm resistor, and “a lot of magnet wire.” Carl mentioned that he created the air-cored electrical transformer as a demonstration for Robotics Club to show students what is possible when cobbling materials together. Hopefully this magical-maker display of electrical ingenuity inspires curious makers to take the leap with electronics.
Two makers from our Makerspace used vastly different approaches when crafting their wearable creations. Max, using a design from Thingiverse, made a wearable replica of the Millennium Puzzle from Yu-Gi-Oh while Jordan used felt and sewing skills to make a wearable carry-all (who needs pockets?).
A student created a fairy dress for her final project for theater class. The assignment was to design a costume and she chose to bring her creation to life by sewing it life-size!
It started as an idea, a sketch…
And it became this!
She sewed fabric flowers to the top section of the dress as well as the tulle, which creates the illusion that flowers are floating on a sea of pink. Nice work!
If anyone else is interested in making clothes, we have a mannequin in the makerspace!
Summer vacation is almost here! School will be out, but the makerspace will be open.
Here are some cool summer resources to explore.
What is the first thing to do with a brand new drawing pad? Why, sketch, of course! Tommy used an artist mannequin for inspiration to begin his doodling journey.
Sometimes the only thing needed to make something is a laptop and a wi-fi connection. The Makerspace has several students who put their working knowledge of Java to the test as they work with Minecraft modding tools to create new geometric creations.
It wouldn’t be the Thursday before Spring Break without making something out of nothing. Aspen and Ollie decided to use our abundant supply of saved/reclaimed cardboard to make a yarn ball sorter/dispenser and cardboard ukulele. It just goes to show, when you’re part of a community of makers anything is possible.