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Jessica Henricks

Jessica Henricks

An educator striving to create engaging experiences for learners of all ages, Jessica has developed hands-on workshops, events, video media, and curricula for organizations including Maker Media, the Exploratorium, Boston Museum of Science, The Tech Museum of Innovation, and Franconia Sculpture Park. She holds a BFA in Sculpture from RISD and an EdM from Harvard.

Stranded on a deserted island, she would want racks of steel, copper, paper, ink, and wax. Said island would also have a fully-equipped workshop.

Latest from Jessica Henricks

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Nerdy Derby is a Maker Faire favorite! The Nerdy Derby group has offered hands-on racing for Faire-goers in cities including New York, Austin, Orlando, and Oakland, and holding a Nerdy Derby has become a go-to program for Maker Spaces all over. This Nerdy Derby-style car project is based on Nerdy Derby’s Bristol Paper Car, and includes images from their instructions. Their... Read more »

Scribble-final

A scribble machine is a “vibrobot” (vibrating bot) with “legs” than make marks. This project describes one popular scribble machine design, but feel free to make yours with any materials in any shape or size. Scribble machines work best on a large surface, so break out that big roll of paper and get marking! To... Read more »

Paper circuits are a great way of adding light to your drawings, origami, or papercraft creations. Instead of using wires to connect a battery to LEDs, paper circuits use conductive metal tape. You may want to try the Make: Project Simple Paper Circuit first, which appears alongside this project on the one page paper circuit PDF,... Read more »

PaperCircuit16

Paper circuits are a great way of adding light to your drawings, origami, or papercraft creations. Instead of using wires to connect a battery to LEDs, paper circuits use conductive metal tape. Copper tape can be found online at places like Amazon, Sparkfun, and as part of the Circuit Stickers... Read more »

LED binder clip bling-ring

Binder Clip Bling is an update on the classic LED Throwie. By using a binder clip, you can turn off your LED bling by removing and separating your LED and battery circuit. Remember, the battery will run out long before the LED stops working! The binder clip also provides a great way to... Read more »

yearofmaker-bling

One young man placed his LED bling into a small box and proposed on bended knee to a young lady in class. It was touching. Love emerging in the classroom! Students shining with the glow of learning! We have no idea if the “young lady” accepted this proposal, but it does... Read more »