Yesterday was a fabulous day.  I spent the day at Jonathan Dayton High School in Springfield, NJ for the annual Edcamp NJ.  I’d been asked to run the Makerspace for the event, so I collected my usual minions…I mean, assistants…and we arrived bright and early to set up.  I brought my usual assortment of Dollar Store STEM activities, along with the Polar3D printer, several drones, Sphero robots, and materials to make lightsabers!

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Dan brought along his soldering kits and Arduino goodies, Dave brought a great collection of electronics, and Marcos brought another Polar3D as well as some more Spheros and a Nao robot.  It made for a great variety of activities and demos for teachers and administrators.

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The Makerspace was a huge success.  I spent a good portion of the day talking to educators about adding STEM and Maker programs to their schools and classrooms.  I did find some time for making, and in addition to demoing brush- and cup-bots, I made a full sized lightsaber and a handful of mini lightsabers.  (My big saber is purple, of course!)IMG_20151121_100543978

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I also managed to slam-dunk my big drone into one of the basketball nets in the gym.  Oops!

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The Mobile Makerspace continues to grow and expand as I add more activities to it and also connect with other makers willing to join in and help out.  I can’t wait to see what the future brings for the Mobile Makerspace.

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