The Big Book of Maker Camp Projects

The Big Book of Maker Camp Projects

by Sandy Roberts
The Big Book of Maker Camp Projects

The Big Book of Maker Camp Projects

by Sandy Roberts


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Fun DIY projects that will inspire young makers to explore, create, and share!

This entertaining guide contains dozens of start-to-finish projects that enable you to host an engaging makercamp―the kids won’t even know they’re learning! Written by an experienced teacher and dedicated hobbyist, The Big Book of Maker Camp Projects clearly explains the awesome activities that will make your camp epic. Wearables, electronics, arts and crafts, cosplay, and other favorite topics are fully covered.

With expert advice on howto create your own unique program, you will discover how to host the coolest camp on the block and inspire young hobbyists to hone their skills and gain confidence. Whether working with an established makerspace or taking your makercamp on to a local library, community center, school, museum, or private home, this book has you covered!

Projects include:

• Camp t-shirts using tie dye, spray paint, bleach,dirt, and Spin Art
• Color-changing jewelry that teaches the basics of wearable technology
• Light up and glow stick sunglasses that go further with wearables!
• Cosplay outfits, masks, capes, swords, and more
• Games that teach upcycling and hacking, including Lego-based labyrinths
• Photos and videos that show campers green screen techniques
• PVC pipe marshmallow shooting games and resin action figures
• Faux campfires that glow using LEDs and CPX boards
• Fireflies and moths that light up using origami and LEDs
• Light-up, flying insects that reinforce electronics and origami skills

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781260135497
Publisher: McGraw Hill LLC
Publication date: 09/11/2019
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 638,593
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Sandra M. Roberts earned her B.S. in Chemical Biology from Stevens Institute of Technology with a Minor in Literature and Certificates in Chemical Engineering and Computer Science. After working in both publishing and pharmaceutical research for several years, she changed careers and became a middle school science,math, and engineering teacher. In addition to a formal classroom,she owns Kaleidoscope Enrichment, LLC, offering after school, homeschooling, and other local programs. Recently, she became the Makerspace Coordinator for the Warren County, NJ Library System and founded the system’s first Makerspace. Roberts regularly brings her Maker Camp projects to MakerFaire in New York and has earned multiple ribbons for her team’s work. She’s also presented at Maker Faire three times, sharing her Maker Camp success tips with fellow educators.

Table of Contents

1 An Introduction to Maker Camp
What Is a Maker Camp?
Making It Official
Planning Projects and Budgeting
Keeping It Campy
2 The Camp T-Shirt
PROJECT 1 Creating a Stencil with a Digital Cutter
PROJECT 2 Color-Changing Screen Printing
PROJECT 3 Permanent Marker “Tie Dye”
PROJECT 4 Spray-Painted Shirts
PROJECT 5 Bleached Shirts
PROJECT 6 Spin-Art T-Shirts
PROJECT 7 Dirt Shirts
3 Camp Wearables
PROJECT 1 Ultraviolet (UV) Color-Changing Sun Bracelet
PROJECT 2 Simple LED Crafts
PROJECT 3 Light-up Proximity Friendship Necklace
PROJECT 4 Stamped Leather Bracelet
PROJECT 5 Light-up Sunglasses
PROJECT 6 Cosplay at Camp
PROJECT 7 3D-Printed Backpack Tags
4 Fun and Games
PROJECT 1 Lego Labyrinths
PROJECT 2 Camper “Guess Who?” Board Game
PROJECT 3 Green-Screened Camp Photos and Videos
PROJECT 4 Light-up Letter Home
PROJECT 5 “Smack a S’more”
PROJECT 6 Makey Makey Dance Off
PROJECT 7 Nerf Wars
PROJECT 8 PVC Marshmallow Shooter
PROJECT 9 Marshmallow Poppers
PROJECT 10 Creating Resin Action Figures
PROJECT 11 Nerdy Derby
5 The Campfire
PROJECT 1 Color-Changing Flames
PROJECT 2 Roasting Spy Marshmallows
PROJECT 3 Building a LED Campfire
PROJECT 4 LED Fireflies and Other Origami Fun
PROJECT 5 Spooky Ghost Photos
PROJECT 6 Making Musical Instruments
PROJECT 7 Music with the Makey Makey
PROJECT 8 Coding a Robot Drum Circle
PROJECT 9 Making Up a Maker Camp Song
PROJECT 10 Mixing Music with the NeoTrellis
6 Camp Food
PROJECT 1 Making Marshmallows
PROJECT 2 Making Chocolate
PROJECT 3 3D-Printed Cookie Cutters
PROJECT 4 Solar Ovens
PROJECT 5 Edible Treehouse
PROJECT 6 Campfire Popcorn
PROJECT 7 Sorbet Toss Game
7 The Great Outdoors
PROJECT 1 Weather Stations
PROJECT 2 Citizen Science at Camp
PROJECT 3 PVC Stomp Rocket Launcher
PROJECT 4 Bubbles
PROJECT 5 Smashed Flower Scavenger Hunt
PROJECT 6 Seed Bombs
Project 7 Sun Prints
PROJECT 8 Pinhole Cameras
PROJECT 9 Live Model Stop Motion
PROJECT 10 Making an Outdoor Game
PROJECT 11 Maker Rocks
8 Making Your Community
Your Maker Camp Scrapbook
Digital Portfolios
Sharing Your Maker Camp
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