Vancouver Mini Maker Faire 2016

With more than 150 booths to check out, the Fraser Valley Makerspace was definitely in good company at the 2016 Mini Maker Faire. Drawing a much larger crowd than previous years, we were able to shine brighter as our booth attracted more spectators interested in what we have going on at the ‘Space. With increased interest in our activities, especially our kid’s classes at the White Rock Library, our next class is full with others wondering if we’ll hold more of the same in the future. Rob’s 3D Printer action attracted an audience of it’s own as he designed and printed pieces to secure parts of our display. A couple of kids even walked away with a goodie for their mine craft projects. Our time at the Mini Maker Faire was a result of the hard work of organizers and volunteers who made sure we had enough coffee, so we stayed wired and alert. Moreover, our Raspberry Pi powered Nintendo games should’ve had a booth of their own as kids and adults lined up to enjoy a bit of nostalgia. We think it’s […]

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    Real life Mario Kart Real life Mario Kart

    Real life Mario Kart

Real life Mario Kart

Came across this on hackaday this morning. Pretty awesome! You can drop bananas, fire missiles, all driven by software through an overhead projection. Never seen a Romo either, pretty neat toy for kids. more on the Romo

By |October 5th, 2014|Kids|0 Comments
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    Kano – RPi for Kids! Kano – RPi for Kids!

    Kano – RPi for Kids!

Kano – RPi for Kids!

My Kano has finally shipped and I figured I’d share the details about it with the community. If you haven’t seen it, it’s a really well done raspberry pi computer for kids. Here’s a link to the overwhelmingly successful Kickstarter campaign: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/alexklein/kano-a-computer-anyone-can-make And here’s a link to their site: http://kano.me/

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    FVM Invaders FVM Invaders

    FVM Invaders

FVM Invaders

Jason recently spent some time reskinning his Scratch project he was doing with his kids to turn it into a Fraser Valley Makerspace version. If you haven’t heard of Scratch and you have kids interested in programming you should read more about it here: http://scratch.mit.edu/ And of course you should take 5 and get nostalgic here: http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/16126245/ Thanks Jason!

By |August 14th, 2014|Kids|0 Comments