Maker Camp Campers Get Busy With Projects

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Maker Camp Campers Get Busy With Projects

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All systems are go here at Maker Camp HQ. We kick off six weeks of projects and fun this Monday, July 8 on Google+. But the lively community of young makers on the G+ Maker Camp community page isn’t waiting until Monday to start making. The number of projects posted to the page grows by the hour. Here are a handful of projects that caught my eye.

  • Rachael Thompson made this glove for her first Arduino project. “I timed the space between each note of a Guitar Hero song and programmed the glove to move the user’s fingers in time to the song to improve muscle memory. Third place at school science fair!” Only third place?IMG_0042
  • Sam Reynolds build an Arduino-based “do not disburb” sign for his dad. He writes: “For my Father’s Day project, I decided to make a snooze alert for my dad. My dad really enjoys taking a nap after a long day at work and somehow I always end up waking him up by walking in his room. So to solve this problem, I used an Arduino and a LCD screen that displays DO NOT DISTURB, so that he could turn it on to have peace and quiet.”
  • There are lots of techie project on the Maker Camp community page, but this drawing from Sam Zeloof stood out. He used a 64-pack of crayons and a black Sharpie to draw this red-headed woodpecker.artmax_1153

Way to go Sam and way to go makers. Keep up the good work and see you Monday.

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Stett Holbrook is editor of the Bohemian, an alternative weekly in Santa Rosa, California. He is a former senior editor at Maker Media.

He is also the co-creator of Food Forward, a documentary TV series for PBS about the innovators and pioneers changing our food system.

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