Are your kids engaged in hands-on learning of science and technology that is fun, challenging, and rewarding? Are they interested in career topics like animation, game design, electronics, or robotics? Are you looking for a camp that has a 5-1 instructor ratio, with a curriculum for advanced students?
Club125 is offering spring and summer camps, and summer after-camp programs in parallel with the camp sessions offered by the City of Greenbelt.Read More
Open Hardware is a term used to describe physical objects which design is created and shared publicly without restriction, allowing people to modify, improve and redistribute their contributions. The design includes drawings, blueprints, software code that may be running in the device or used to generate some of its parts or drivers and any other information one could need to create that device itself. - http://www.hfday.org/
Join us at Club125 on Saturday, March 15th, to celebrate the second annual Hardware Freedom Day. We'll have all of our Arduino kits and electronics out to play with, and some of us will be working on our Mini Maker Faire projects. We'll be at the NoVa Mini Maker Faire that Sunday, and back for our own Greenbelt faire on April 5th.
Our Mini Maker Faire celebrates Greenbelt's proud history of making great things, and great things happen, as we look toward a bright future.
We start with the making of the town itself, transformed from tobacco fields into a public cooperative community as a New Deal Era project of the U.S. Resettlement Administration.
Today, just over 75 years later, Greenbelt is home to NASA'a Goddard Space Flight Center with projects that span the solar system and view the universe.
And we ask, what do you want to make today?
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We're going to set up part of our exhibit booth in the front of the club where it will be easier to work on. We had a great show yesterday at the National Building Museum, but we were missing some graphics and marketing material, and we would like to make some improvements to our hands-on activities. Stop in an participate with the exhibit design, and sign up to join us at a future event. The next one is three weeks on Sunday, March 16, the NoVa Mini Maker Faire hosted by some of my buddies over in Reston VA.
If you are planning to attend the NoVa MMF, get your tickets now…
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Over 80 Makers with a wide variety of creative ideas and activities.
FREE Bike Valet, FREE Shuttle Bus from parking.
What are you waiting for?
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As published on the whitehouse blog, there are many ways to help Makers make more Makers. If I had a top four list, I doubt it would be much different…
Later this year, the Administration will launch an all-hands-on-deck effort to provide even more students and entrepreneurs access to the tools, spaces, and mentors needed to Make. There are many ways in which, in addition to the contributions of thousands of individual Makers, companies, universities, mayors and communities, and foundations, and philanthropists can get involved. For example:
- Companies could support Maker-spaces in schools and after-school programs, provide their employees with time off to serve as mentors, be “anchor tenants” for makerspaces like Ford's partnership with TechShop, or, for multi-channel retailers, provide access to consumers for innovative Maker start-ups.
- Universities could add a “Maker Portfolio” option as part of their admissions process, create more Maker spaces on campus for students and the community, and support research in advancing the development of better hardware and software tools at national, regional, and local levels, such as the equipment in MIT's FabLabs.
- Mayors and communities could pursue initiatives like design/production districts that allow entrepreneurs to create more jobs or initiatives that expand access to Marker spaces, mentorship, and educational opportunities through their schools, libraries, museums, and community organizations.
- Foundations and philanthropists could provide matching grants to communities that are interested in embracing Making, in the spirit of Andrew Carnegie's support for public libraries. In particular, the Administration has called for special efforts to ensure that girls and under-represented minorities are included in such STEM opportunities.
I'm looking forward to see all of the above happen! Head over to Club125, online or in person, and let's discuss how we can help others help us.
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“Inspired by “Joey Marshmallow” and the millions of citizen-makers driving the next era of American innovation, The White House is thrilled to announce plans to host the first-ever White House Maker Faire later this year. We will release more details on the event soon, but it will be an opportunity to highlight both the remarkable stories of Makers like Joey and commitments by leading organizations to help more students and entrepreneurs get involved in making things.”
Read the full post and see the video at: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/02/03/announcing-first-white-house-maker-faire
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