Nice Maker Projects photos

A few nice Maker Projects images I found:

Danny, Amber & Gary
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Image by LexnGer
On July 26th, 2012 Jugnoo’s Social Mix 2012 was held at the Royal York supporting the Remix Project and bringing great speakers together including
Gary Vaynerchuk, Amber Mac, Matt Hixson and more to talk about Social Business.

The Remix Project is a program helping marginalized youth become the creative change makers of tomorrow.

City of the Future: Third Class at Tam High
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Image by fabola
Our middle-school students at Tam High are building a City of the Future together, using arts and electronics to make a model of what our world may be like in 100 years.

In our third class, students created characters for their art wonderboxes, which represent homes of the future. They first adapted (or made) vector files of zombie shapes in Illustrator, then used our laser cutter to make wood figures and props, such as gas masks. Students also learned to use motors to make their characters move: they soldered their own circuits to connect a battery to a hobby motor and a switch, then attached them to their wood figures to bring them to life.

In their post-apocalyptic city of the future, the rich are separated from the poor, who mine the sea floor and are oppressed by a government run by machines. We are inviting them to invent solutions to that city’s problems — and to dream up a better world.

Geo Monley and I are teaching this after-school class together, with the help of Cynthia Gilbert: it’s very fulfilling for us to engage students through art, technology and storytelling, combined in the same project-based course.

Students also seem to be enjoying themselves, based on what they and their parents are telling us. Through this course, they will develop a range of skills, from creative expression to science and engineering (STEAM). And they will learn to create their own interactive art with simple electronics, in a playful way that makes learning more fun.

Learn more about our City of the Future course:

Preview our City of the Future in these class slides:

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