Nice Maker Projects photos

A few nice Maker Projects images I found:

Augusto Dias & José do Espírito Santos — Inventors of the Ukulele
Maker Projects
Image by UH Manoa Library
The first group of Portuguese immigrants to Hawaii invented the ukulele after they arrived in August 1879 via the SS Ravenscrag. That ship included cabinet makers from Madeira Island, who brought the Medeiran machete. In their new country, ukulele inventors Manuel Nunes, José do Espírito Santo, and Augusto Dias developed the ukulele, and the Hawaiians adopted it (ukulele means "jumping flea" in Hawaiian).

– Alice Kim

“Violins and guitars repaired at reasonable rates. S. King & Alakea St., Honolulu.”

Dias & Santos
Pacific commercial advertiser, Feb. 12, 1897, Page 3…

Hawaii Digital Newspaper Project

City of the Future: Sixth Class at Tam High
Maker Projects
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 sixth class, students worked in teams to make public spaces for their city: underwater mines, segregated neighborhoods, surface rubbles and gated skyscrapers for the rich. This week’s creations included a new city sign, more ladders, more mine workers, and tall, skinny towers scraping the crimson sky.

They also agreed on a final name for their city: 15A, named after its sector coordinates. 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.

I am teaching this after-school class with Geo Monley and Cynthia Gilbert, and we are happy to see our students so engaged in this project. Through this course, they are developing a range of skills, from creative expression to science and engineering (STEAM). And they are learn to create interactive art with simple electronics, in a playful and collaborative way that makes learning more fun.

Learn more about our City of the Future course:

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