Back to school is fast approaching, so it’s time to get in one more family project before the summer’s over. We’ve extended the MAKEcation challenge deadline to September 9, two days after you’re done enjoying your Labor Day weekend. We have $100 gift certificates to the Maker Shed just waiting for you to come and grab them when your family (we use the term loosely) learns to solder, hacks a cooler, or builds a backyard trebuchet. All you have to do is add photos of your project to the MAKE Flickr pool tagged “MAKEcation” to enter! If you get stuck, have questions, or just want to chat, email firstname.lastname@example.org. What are you waiting for?
Top prize in each category: $100 Maker Shed Gift Certificate
Teach your family to solder:
- Super learn-to-solder roundup
- MAKEcation learn to solder bundle in the Maker Shed
- Toolbox: Soldering essentials, part 1
- Toolbox, Soldering tools, part 2
- Let the MAKEcation solder-fest BEGIN!
Cooler hacking challenge:
- Brainstorming cooler hacking ideas
- Hack your cooler: Mobilize it!
- Hack your cooler: Other cooler hacks
- MAKEcation Cooler Hacking Challenge
Family trebuchet challenge:
- Maker Workshop – Portable Trebuchet on Make: television
- MAKEcation trebuchet bundle in the Maker Shed
- Altoids tin trebuchet
- Make a Trebuchet – Make: Video Podcast
- Make a Trebuchet – Make: PDF Podcast
- The MAKEcation Family Trebuchet Challenge!