Find all your DIY electronics in the MakerShed. 3D Printing, Kits, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Books & more!

Kids & Family on the Blog



nysci_village_ftd-700x270

Live from New York: The Day Before World Maker Faire

In this special edition of Maker Camp, we’ll be coming to you LIVE from New York, one day before we open the doors to the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth! We invite classrooms, kids, teens, families… anyone to join us for this 30-minute virtual field trip on Friday, 9/19/14 starting at 2 p.m.... Read more »

By , September 18th, 2014 @ 11:01 am


OllieProductHR-4728

Sphero Goes Extreme with New Ollie

Sphero, the little, round, programmable robot, rolled its way into many hearts since it was released in 2011, confounding pets and expressing a unique form of movement. It was a reimagining of both robots and remote control. For its second act, the company is reimagining wheels — at least, wheels... Read more »

By , September 15th, 2014 @ 11:08 am



Launching the rocket glider.

What Goes Up Must Glide Down

Come see a demonstration of the Air Rocket Glider and the all new Compressed Air Rocket launcher v2.0 At World Maker Faire NYC in the Fly Zone, and while you are there, build and launch your own paper rocket that you can keep. Read more »

By , September 5th, 2014 @ 11:52 am


See All Posts

Cool Projects for Kids of All Ages

Find these and other awesome summer projects in our Ultimate Summer Fun Guide, which features tons of 3D images and over 50 projects to make right now. Plus the magazine comes complete with 3D glasses!

Build a Zipline

Build a Zipline

You could buy a dinky, ready-made kit just for kids, but why not make your own industrial-strength zip line that will support the heaviest of neighbors? It’s a fun project you can tackle in a weekend, and you can order all the parts online for less than $400.

Start a Band

Start a Band

Get jamming with your very own cigar box guitar, and then hook it up to this inexpensive cracker box amp to crank it up. Grab your friends and make some noise!

Launch a Rocket

Launch a Rocket

Paper, tape, compressed air … lift-off! Blow your friends away as you send this 25-cent rocket hundreds of feet in the air. Build this easy launcher and rocket with common hardware store items in an afternoon or get the complete kit in the Maker Shed.

3D Print your Head

3D Print your Head

Get started with 3D printing — create a 3D model of your own head and then print it out in solid plastic! Take some simple pictures, use the online tool to create the 3D file, and then print out. If you don’t have a 3D printer at home, no worries, you can send it to a service that will mail it right to your door!

Featured Maker

Super Awesome Sylvia

Have you checked out Sylvia’s Super Awesome Mini Maker Show yet? There’s so much to learn, and she’s an awesome teacher and very cool young maker.

Attention Campers

The Fun Continues!

Maker Camp has come to an end, but never fear! You can relive it all on YouTube. Don’t miss out: follow MAKE on Google+ to come on all the field trips we’re going on this year.

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 25,787 other followers

%d bloggers like this: