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MAKESHOP Show

Did you know that there is a MAKESHOP Show? The MAKESHOP Show is an online resource hub for kid makers ages 6-10 years old. They help YOU to get into maker culture through originally-produced project ideas and videos from the MAKESHOP™, links to exciting content elsewhere and downloadable resources for kids, parents, and teachers. All projects are voted on by kids and designed as hands on experiences in science, tech
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Backyard Bike Wash!

We just posted a new project on THE MAKESHOP SHOW’s site for kid-makers: a Backyard Bike Wash! Click the photo to learn how to build your own version with creativity and less than $10. Then invite all your friends for an afternoon of cool riding. Check out more fun projects we post over on the SHOW’s site, including summer favorites like the water bottle sprinkler, backyard zip line, drill-powered skatebo
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Announcing: The MakeShop Show!

Hey kid-makers, there’s a new website just to show YOU how to make cool projects! Use your creativity and things you have at home to make cool stuff like pillowcase pajamas and real furniture out of rolled newspaper. The MakeShop Show is a new online maker hub for kids ages 6-10 packed with project videos, resources, downloads and bright ideas to create a MakeShop at home. Check it out and share it with your fr
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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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NEW segments of The MakeShop Show!

The MakeShop Show production team has been busy! Click over to the MakeShop Show’s site to see our newest segments pulling YOU into the maker world in Pittsburgh. Comment and tell us what you think! We’re looking for feedback and ideas for future shoots. Special Features: ASSEMBLE: A Community Space for Arts and Technology Pittsburgh Mini Maker Faire 2011 Maker Interviews: Wooden Toy-making with Bandy Woo
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Learning What It Takes

Last weekend the MAKESHOP was visited by Chris Bandy, a wooden toy maker.  Visitors were able to learn what it means to be a woodshop apprentice.  While I was in the MAKESHOP,  Chris and the visitors were busy working on wooden “tic, tac, toe” boards.  There were various steps in the process that visitors could help with.  There was sanding and finishing that needed to be done, wooden inlay that needed to
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