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?).
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.
Laura chose to use multiple mediums for her awards for a film competition. Part Perler bead, glitzy star and reclaimed cardboard, these trophies definitely celebrate the best of the best.
What to do on a Monday? Finish building a customized LEGO Mindstorms robot of your own creation and give it the programming smarts to move around? Ollie did just that after seeing what another student accomplished after modifying a LEGO Mindstorms model. Ollie hopes to have his robotic wonder roaming freely soon after programming its imaging sensor. Who knows what will be added on next?