The EHS/CTE Library is seeking student volunteers interested in helping staff a booth at the Essex Mini Maker Faire on Saturday, September 30 in the Essex Jct. Village. The booth will include robots, button-making, and other activities. Interested students can sign up by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or stopping by the library to sign up in person.
It may still be summer, but it’s never too early to think about fall fashion. Maker Nate C. made this miniature ensemble for the thespian in us all. Nate has said this look is a work “in-progress,” so here’s hoping we get to see the entire cast of decked-out art figurines soon.
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.