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Camp MAKESHOP: Fiber & Wearables

We talk a lot about attachment in MAKESHOP. What is the best way to attach something? How can you make a secure attachment? Tape, staples, nails, chains, rope… THREAD! On the fourth day of Camp MAKESHOP, we worked with textiles, wearables and attachment through sewing with thread. What is the most nail-biting portion of a reality TV show? When the hosts throw the contestants for a loop! The morning portion of o
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Chain Reaction Machine

A couple of Saturdays ago we experimented with chain reactions in the workshop in MAKSEHOP. Dan, one of our MAKESHOP Educators, and I  spent the entire day building and adding to our chain reaction machine with any visitor who wanted to participate. We built our machine out of recycled materials, tape and some of our circuit blocks. Essentially our chain reaction machine was a series of ramps and ball that either kno
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Allen’s Birds

Most visitors who come into MAKESHOP spend most of their time exploring and tinkering with the materials. But there are is a group of return visitors who always seem to come in with a plan already in mind. Allen is one of those visitors. This visit he wanted to make a bird. Typically the first step with Allen is find the right materials to create his idea. He usually tends to use tape and recycled materials. He is at
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