Making is Electric!

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.IMG_1176

Cardboard Can Be Anything!

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. IMG_1097

LEGO Mindstorms: Program and Build

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? IMG_1071