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Made in MAKESHOP

The staff at the MAKESHOP has been collecting videos of visitors explaining what they made and reflecting on the experience that they had.  It is always interesting to hear what inspires, intrigues, engages or teaches our visitors.  We will be sharing these as we get them, so watch out for them.
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Made in MAKESHOP

The staff at the MAKESHOP has been collecting videos of visitors explaining what they made and reflecting on the experience that they had.  It is always interesting to hear what inspires, intrigues, engages or teaches our visitors.  We will be sharing these as we get them, so watch out for them.
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Made in MAKESHOP

The staff at the MAKESHOP has been collecting videos of visitors explaining what they made and reflecting on the experience that they had.  It is always interesting to hear what inspires, intrigues, engages or teachers our visitors.  We will be sharing these as we get them, so watch out for them.
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Junk Pile Party!

Sunday, March 11, 3:00 pm One man’s junk is another man’s fast and furious maker contest! Two family teams will face off to build the most exciting solution to this month’s challenge – SHELTER – from a ramshackle supply of drills, duct tape, junk, treasure and a sewing machine! Hosted by hilarious maker Dave English and filmed before a live audience for The MakeShop Show, don’t miss this new Museum
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An experience in animation

I decided it was high time to start prototyping our stop-motion animation  program once again.  To be honest, I really wanted an excuse to play with the program myself.  I decided to do some stop-motion drawing with a dry-erase board.  The setup I built for the activitiy wasn’t pretty or professional, but my crude setup did not detract Thomas and Aiden, two first time visitors to the Museum.  . I briefly explai
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Youth Alive: Survival Kit Project

Over the past several weeks, students from the Museum’s YouthALIVE after school program worked on a very interesting design challenge.  The kids were tasked with creating a “survival kit” for someone stranded on a deserted island.  They were afforded time in the MakeShop to design and create the objects for their kits.  The students worked in teams and were given a set number of objects to create.  
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